Cavaliers select Joe Harris at 33

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Joe Harris has gone from one Cavaliers team to another.

The Cleveland Cavaliers selected the former University of Virginia shooting guard with the No. 33 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft Thursday night.

In four years at Virginia, the 6-foot-6, 225-pound native of Chelan, Washington, averaged 12.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 30.3 minutes in 135 career college games. He shot 44.5 percent (568 of 1,276) from the floor, and 263 of 646 (40.7 percent) from three-point range.

A two-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference player, Harris ranks first in Virginia history with 135 games played, second with 263 three-pointers and 11th with 1,698 points scored.

As a senior, Harris ranked second on the team with 12.0 points per game, third in assists (2.3 per), and scored in double figures in 26 of 37 games. He twice eclipsed the 20-point mark in games against Florida State and Hampton, scored 19 against Maryland, stole a season-best five passes against Boston College and corralled seven rebounds on four separate occasions.

Known for his "very good basketball IQ," Harris is considered an "elite" spot-up three-point shooter with talent to hit shots in pull-up situations, according to his NBA Draft profile.


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