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#3 DiJuan Harris
Position: Guard
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 170
Year: Senior
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
High School: Victory Christian
Alma Mater: Hillsborough, JC
QUICK FACTS:
223 Assists in 08-09 are 2nd-most in 49ers history
Ranked in NCAA Top 10 in both assists; A-TO ratio
7.19 asts/gm - #4 in NCAA; #1 in A-10
2.93 A-TO ratio - #6 in NCAA; #1 in A-10>
Only Harris and Pitt's Levance Fields ranked in top 6 of both categories
School record 11 games with 10 or more assists
Played a school-record 1146 minutes (37.0/gm)
331 career assists; 83 career steals; 2.88 A-TO ratio
2008-09 SEASON:
9.0 ppg; 3.3 rpg; 7.19 apg; .443 FG%; .658 FT%
One of the nation's top points guard he ranked 4th in NCAA in assists (7.19/gm) and 6th in NCAA in A-TO ratio (2.93) ... 223 assists are 2nd all-time and eight shy of Sean Colson's 1997-98 school record of 231 (7.97/gm) ... Harris is one of three 49ers to pass out 200 or more assists in a season (Sean Colson, 231; Byron Dinkins, 207) ... averaged 8.25 assists and had 3.47 A-TO ratio in A-10 games ... posted a school record with 11 games with 10 or more assists ... had six points-assists double-doubles ... scored in double figures 15 times with career-high of 20 vs. Youngstown State (5-5 FG) ... set a school record with 1146 minutes played ... took a team-high 22 charges ... 2nd on team with 46 steals (1.5/game) ... named to Collegechalktalk.com's A-10 third team. THE DISH:
Only three players ranked in the NCAA top 10 in both assists and assist-to-turnover ratio: Harris, Pitt's Levance Fields and North Carolina's Ty Lawson CLOCKING IN:
Harris, who set a school record for minutes played, logged at least 38 minutes in each of the last 13 games, averaging 39.5 minutes over that span. 2007-08 SEASON:
3.5 ppg; 1.7 rpg; 3.17 apg; .385 FG%; .703 FT%
The A-10 leader in assist-to-turnover ratio, he had a team-high 108 assists with only 39 turnovers (2.77 A-TO ratio) ... his numbers improved in A-10 games, passing out 46 assists with only 15 turnovers (3.07 A-TO) ... became fourth 49er in last six years to surpass 100 assists ... third on the team with 37 steals, giving him nearly as many steals (37) as turnovers (39) ... averaged 3.5 points while shooting .385 from the floor and .464 from three-point range (13-of-28)... scored in double figures twice: 10 vs. Georgia Tech (3-6 FG); 10 vs. Wake Forest (4-6 FG) ... high of 8 assists vs. Georgia Tech at Paradise Jam ... matched career-highs of 10 points, 8 assists and 4 steals vs. Georgia Tech and had 10 points, five assists and four steals vs. Wake Forest. At Hillsborough J.C.:
Spent one season at Hillsborough ... All-state in the Florida Junior College Athletic Association ... named to the FJCAA all-tournament team ... second in the state in assists .... averaged 9.6 points, 6.2 assists, 2.3 steals and 2.8 rebounds ... shot .387 from the floor and .644 from the line ... Hillsborough posted a 19-12 record and an 8-4 conference mark ... member of the 49ers' 13th-ranked recruiting class, which is the highest-ranked class in school history. At Victory Christian:
Averaged 14.5 points and 7.0 assists with 3.0 steals as a senior ... played with current 49ers teammate Javarris Barnett as a junior and a senior. Personal:
Born Nov. 13, 1986 .. parents are Levon R. Gilmore, Jr and Chandra Deneem Harris ... majoring in African American Studies ... proud father of his daughter, Zoey Mekyha Harris, born Jan. 27, 2009 ... joined the 49ers in the summer of 2007 with plans to be a walk-on, but was awarded the 49ers final scholarship in August, 2007.
DiJuan Harris' Career Stats
YearG-SFG-APCT3FG-APCTFT-APCTO-D-REBS-AVG.PF-DASTTOBKSTPTS-AVG.
2007-0834-3030-78.38513-28.46445-64.70312-46-58- 1.788-210839137118- 3.5
2008-0931-3193-210.44321-59.35673-111.65819-84-103-3.382-222376546280- 9.0
TOTALS65-61123-288.42734-87.391118-175.67431-130-161-2.5 170-4331115683398- 6.1

A-10 Stats:
2007-0816-1514-35.4007-16.43814-22.6366-18-24-1.539-0461511249- 3.12008-0916-1647-115.40912-39.30826-44.59116-54-70-4.443-113238318132- 8.3
TOTALS32-3161-150.40719-55.34540-66.60622-72-94-2.982-117853430181-5.7
Harris Up Close: When you're on the court, you dive on the floor, into the stands or over press rows.
What's going through your mind:
It's all for the team. By any means necessary. I do what I have to do. If it takes diving in the stands to grab momentum or if it gets my teammates excited by making a big play. It's all about team. You look like you are having a lot of fun:
A lot of fun! A lot of people don't get this opportunity. I'm just thankful. That's why I smile so much -- I'm thankful for the opportunity to play. Harris led the A-10 in assist-to-turnover ratio:
Considering your fast-paced style of play, is there anything special you do to keep those numbers down:
It's all the system and keeping care of the ball. Coach Moxley drills me everyday. It's my job to get people the ball in the right position -- and the more possessions we have without a turnover, the better. Harris has hosted the school's TV show [quote]The 49ers Insider[quote]:
You seem comfortable in front of a camera. Any broadcast career goals:
I actually do. I would love to be an ESPN analyst. I feel like I could do a good job. That's a career goal after basketball. I'd love to be an analyst. On or off the court, you are a people person. Have you ever met a stranger:
No. Never. I feel comfortable talking with anybody on any level. You can bring someone's day up if you just open your mouth and talk to them. Harris is a Charlotte native:
Who are some of your 49er favorites:
Eddie Basden. I really enjoyed watching him. He did everything. His defense. He could score. He was a leader. Curtis Withers. Brendan Plavich. Demon Brown. DeMarco Johnson -- I've followed Charlotte for a long time.

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