Elias Harris
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Elias Harris
Elias Harris
EuroBasket Qualifier Austria vs Germany, 13 August 2014 - 012.JPG
Harris for Germany in 2014
No. 20 - Casademont Zaragoza
PositionSmall forward / Power forward
LeagueLiga ACB
Personal information
Born (1989-07-06) July 6, 1989 (age 31)
Speyer, West Germany
NationalityGerman / American
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight239 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High schoolFriedrich-Magnus-Schwerd-Gymnasium
(Speyer, Germany)
CollegeGonzaga (2009-2013)
NBA draft2013 / Undrafted
Playing career2005-present
Career history
2005-2009BIS Baskets Speyer
2013Los Angeles Lakers
2013-2020Brose Bamberg
2020-2021Riesen Ludwigsburg
Career highlights and awards
  • Bundesliga champion (2015-2017)
  • 3× First-team All-WCC (2010, 2012, 2013)
  • WCC Newcomer of the Year (2010)
  • WCC All-Freshman Team (2010)
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Elias Harris (born July 6, 1989) is a German-American professional basketball player for Basket Zaragoza of the Liga ACB. He played college basketball at Gonzaga University and plays for the German national basketball team.

Junior career

Harris was one of the top junior players in Germany when he graduated from Friedrich-Magnus-Schwerd-Gymnasium in Speyer, Germany. As a German junior, he spent four years playing for BIS Speyer in the German Pro B third division for four years, averaging 20.9 ppg and 9.2 rpg in 2008-09.[1] He also competed with the German national junior basketball team at the 2005 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship; 2006 and 2007 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship; and 2008 and 2009 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship.

College career

Harris playing for Gonzaga

Harris committed to NCAA Division I squad Gonzaga University prior to the 2009-10 season.[2] He immediately saw action with the Bulldogs despite being a freshman; in his second game of the season, against powerhouse #2-ranked Michigan State University, he scored a team-high 17 points and grabbed a team-high 9 rebounds in a narrow 75-71 loss.[3]

Professional career

After going undrafted in the 2013 NBA draft, Harris joined the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2013 NBA Summer League. He finished the summer league with averages of 10.2 points and 5.6 rebounds.[4] On August 14, 2013, he signed a multi-year deal with the Lakers.[5] During his rookie season, he had multiple assignments with the Los Angeles D-Fenders.[6] On November 29, 2013, he was waived by the Lakers.[7]

On December 13, 2013, he signed a two-year deal with Brose Bamberg of Germany[8] and in April 2015 had his contract extended through the 2016-17 season.[9] In March 2017, Harris signed a new deal with the Bamberg side, which kept him with the club until 2020.[10]

In July 2014, Harris joined the Phoenix Suns for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[11] In 2020, he did not have his contract renewed by the Bamberg team. During his seven years with the team, Harris won three German championships and two German Cup titles. He served as team captain.[12]

On September 23, 2020, Harris signed with Riesen Ludwigsburg of the Basketball Bundesliga.[13]

On January 3, 2021, he has signed with Basket Zaragoza of the Liga ACB.[14]

International career

Harris made his debut with the senior German national basketball team at the EuroBasket 2009. Although he was the second-youngest player on the team, he averaged 12 minutes per game while seeing action in all six games for the German squad.[15]


  1. ^ "Elias Harris Biography - GoZags.com". Archived from the original on 2013-11-10. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Elias Harris". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Summers' big shots help Spartans take, hold lead against Gonzaga". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ 2013 Summer League Statistics
  5. ^ "Lakers Sign Elias Harris". Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "NBA Development League: 2013-14 NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Archived from the original on 3 July 2014. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ "Lakers waive forward Elias Harris". Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ "Elias Harris firma con il Bamberg". Sportando. 13 December 2013. Retrieved 2016.
  9. ^ "Brose Baskets verlängern mit Theis und Harris" (in German). 2016-07-18. Archived from the original on 2016-07-18. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "Artikel - Brose Bamberg". www.brosebamberg.de (in German). Archived from the original on 2017-03-12. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "Suns' 2014 Summer League Roster Announced". Phoenix Suns. Retrieved 2016.
  12. ^ "Elias Harris verlässt Brose Bamberg - Verträge mit Marei und McLean aufgelöst". Brose Bamberg Basketball (in German). Retrieved .
  13. ^ "Ludwigsburg adds Harris to their roster". Eurobasket. September 23, 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  14. ^ "Elias Harris leaves Ludwigsburg, will sign with Casademont Zaragoza". Sportando. January 3, 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  15. ^ "Elias Harris - EuroBasket (2009) - FIBA Europe". Retrieved 2016.

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