10 Interesting Things to Know About Kevon Harris
By Osceola Magic Staff /July 26, 2022
1. After graduating from Martin Luther King Jr. High School in Lithonia, Georgia, Kevon Harris went to DME Academy in Daytona Beach, the same post-graduate school that Keegan Murray attended a few years later.
2. He will be MLK High School’s first alum to play in the NBA, but not the first professional athlete. Tennessee Titans safety Kevin Byard, a two-time pro-bowler, and former NFL running back Mack Brown, who also starred at the University of Florida, went there, as did former MLB outfielder Cedric Hunter.
3. Harris was a senior for the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks when they pulled off arguably their most memorable victory in school history by beating Duke in overtime on Nov. 26, 2019. That night at Cameron Indoor Stadium, he scored 26 points, grabbed four rebounds, dished out four assists and collected three steals.
4. Harris played in the NCAA Tournament once during his four years in college, although there’s a good chance it would have been twice if the 2019-20 season didn’t get cancelled because of the pandemic. Stephen F. Austin finished that regular season 28-3 overall and 19-1 in conference play. They were the overwhelming favorites to win the Southland Conference tournament (they now play in the Western Athletic Conference).
5. In his one NCAA Tournament appearance, which came in his sophomore season, Harris recorded 12 points and eight rebounds in an opening-round loss to Texas Tech.
6. Harris will be one of only three Stephen F. Austin players to ever suit up in the NBA and first since 1982. George Johnson played with the Bullets and Rockets in the early 70s, while James Silas, an All-Star in the ABA, played with both the Spurs and Cavs in the 70s and early 80s.
7. Harris is SFA’s all-time leading Division I scorer with 1,833 points. He had five 30-plus-point scoring games with the Lumberjacks, including on Feb. 6, 2019 against Houston Baptist when he erupted for a college career-high 35 points.
8. He was named the Southland Player of the Year in 2020 after finishing fourth in the conference in scoring with 17.5 points per game. He joined McNeese State’s Shamarkus Kennedy, Sam Houston State’s Kai Mitchell and Zach Nutall, and Abilene Christian’s Payten Ricks on the All-Southland first-team that year.
9. Playing for Raptors 905 in the G League last season, the recently turned 25-year-old averaged 15.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 3.6 assists in 24 regular season games. He averaged 20.5 points in their two playoff contests.
10. Playing in the 2022 NBA2K23 Summer League for the Minnesota Timberwolves, the 6-foot-6 swingman averaged 15.8 points on 57.7 percent overall shooting and 45.8 percent 3-point shooting in five games.