Harris, Mad Ants win NBA D-League regular-season title
He played at Kentucky. He had 48 points with a pro team in China. He reached the league championship in Germany. He was the first Alaskan to play in the NBA D-League.
And now he’s the first to win a D-League regular-season championship.
The second-year pro out of West High helped the Fort Wayne Mad Ants secure the title and the No. 1 seed in the playoffs with a 129-128 win in double overtime tonight over Los Angeles in a battle between division leaders.
Fort Wayne is 34-16 overall and has won six in a row.
Harris played 12 minutes and finished with six points and four rebounds. He is a long-range shooting specialist who comes off the bench to drop 3-point bombs.
He won a game for Fort Wayne earlier this season with a 3-pointer at the buzzer and the 6-foot-7 forward got another crack to be a hero tonight in the closing seconds, but his 25-footer just fell short.
Fort Wayne got the offensive rebound and converted the go-ahead layup, and then watched Los Angeles score a tip in at the buzzer that the ref’s originally counted but later waived it off after watching video replay.
Harris is shooting a career-high 39% from 3-point land this season and has made at least one three in seven straight games. He has made 59-of-151 attempts overall.
The 25-year-old has averaged 6.2 points and 3.3 rebounds in 40 games. He needs just 32 more points to reach the 500 Club for his career.