#12 Small Forward

Tobias Harris

Height / Weight
6' 7" / 226 lbs
Born
Jul 15, 1992 (30)
College
Tennessee
NBA Draft
1st Round, 19th Overall, 2011
Nationality
American
SEASON STATS
2021-2022
PTS
17.2
-2.3
Rebounds
6.8
+0.0
Assists
3.4
-0.1
PER
18.58
-5.12
PLAYER INFO
Full Name: Tobias Harris
Nickname: The Machine
Place of Birth: Islip, New York
Shoe Size: 20
Education: Tennessee
Parents: Torrel and Lisa Harris

Tobias Harris Biography Details, Age, Net Worth, & Basketball Career

Tobias Harris is an American pro basketball player who currently plays forward for the Philadelphia 76ers. Harris is often described as a point forward, as he has the size and strength of a forward but the passing ability and skills of a point guard. He was born July 15, 1992, in Islip, New York and grew up on Long Island. He played one year of college basketball at Tennessee under Bruce Pearl before turning pro and becoming a consistent and reliable role player for several teams.

Harris was selected 19th overall in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Bobcats but traded to the Milwaukee Bucks on draft night. Less than two seasons into his NBA career, the Bucks traded Harris to the Orlando Magic. Harris started to blossom in Orlando and signed a four-year, $64 million contract to stay with the Magic during the summer of 2015. However, he was traded to the Detroit Pistons in February 2016. He played parts of three seasons with the Pistons before being traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in January 2018.

In February 2019, Harris was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers, signing a five-year, $180 million contract to stay with the 76ers the following summer.

Tobias Harris Basketball Career

High School Career (Half Hollow Hills West, Long Island Lutheran)

Tobias Harris joined the varsity basketball team at Half Hollow Hills West in Dix Hills, New York when he was in eighth grade. As a junior, he transferred to Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School in Brookville, New York. However, he transferred back to Half Hollow Hills West for his senior season. As a senior, Harris was named a McDonald’s All-American and won Mr. Basketball in the state of New York.

College Career (Tennessee Volunteers)

Harris chose to attend the University of Tennessee under head coach Bruce Pearl. As a freshman, he averaged 15.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game, starting 33 of his team’s 34 games. He was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team and the All-SEC Second Team. However, the Volunteers finished 19-15 and lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

After his freshman season, Harris left Tennessee and entered the NBA Draft.

NBA Career

The Charlotte Bobcats selected Harris with the 19th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft but was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks on draft night. His career with the Bucks started slowly, starting 15 of the 70 games he played for Milwaukee in his first year and a half in the NBA. In February 2013, Harris, Doron Lamb and Beno Udrih were traded to the Orlando Magic for J. J. Redick, Gustavo Ayón, and Ish Smith.

In Orlando, Harris started to receive more playing time. By the 2014-15 season, he was a regular starter, averaging 17.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. During the summer of 2015, Harris signed a four-year, $64 million contract to stay with the Magic. However, he was traded to the Detroit Pistons in February 2016 for Ersan İlyasova and Brandon Jennings. Harris became a consistent contributor and part-time starter in Detroit, only to be traded less than two years later to the Los Angeles Clippers in a blockbuster deal that also sent  Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanović, and multiple draft picks to the Clippers for Blake Griffin, Willie Reed and Brice Johnson.

Harris was a regular starter for the Clippers and played some of his best basketball. During the 2017-18 season, he averaged 19.3 points per game. In 55 games with the Clippers the following year, Harris averaged a career-high 20.9 points per game. However, he was traded midseason along with Boban Marjanović and Mike Scott to the Philadelphia 76ers for Wilson Chandler, Mike Muscala, Landry Shametand, and several draft picks.

Harris had immediate success in Philadelphia and signed a five-year, $180 million deal during the summer of 2019 to remain with the 76ers.

Tobias Harris Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings

Ahead of the 2019-20 NBA season, Tobias Harris had earned $71 million from his NBA salaries. He has signed two long-term deals since the end of his rookie contract. The deal he signed with the Philadelphia 76ers in 2019 caused his annual salary to jump from $14.8 million to $32.7 million. He also has endorsement deals with Nike and Mercedes-Benz.

Tobias Harris signed a four-year, $11 million deal with the Milwaukee Bucks in 2011.

Tobias Harris signed a four-year, $64 million deal with the Orlando Magic in 2015.

Tobias Harris signed a five-year, $180 million deal with the Philadelphia 76ers in 2019.

Tobias Harris Personal Life

Harris grew up on Long Island with parents Torrel and Lisa Harris and five siblings, brothers Tyler, Terry, and T.J., and sisters Tori and Tesia. Tyler played college basketball at NC State before finishing his career at Auburn under Bruce Pearl, who was Tobias’ college coach. Terry’s college basketball career included stops at Houston Baptist, Eastern Michigan, and North Carolina A&T before getting a chance in the G League. Tesia played college basketball at Delaware and St. John’s and is now an assistant coach at Winthrop. Tori began her college basketball career at James Madison before transferring to St. Bonaventure.

Little is known about the personal life of Tobias Harris. In the spring of 2020, he mentioned in an interview having a girlfriend named Jasmine. However, there is no other concrete information about her.

Tobias Harris Fun Facts

  • Tobias Harris’ father Torrel negotiated his son’s five-year contract with the Philadelphia 76ers in 2019; it was the biggest contract ever negotiated by a parent for their child.
  • Tobias Harris is first cousins with former NBA player Channing Frye, who was his teammate with the Orlando Magic from 2014 to 2016.
  • Tobias Harris’ grandfather John Mulzac was part of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II.
  • Growing up, Tobias Harris’ favorite meal was chicken, macaroni and cheese, rice and sweet potatoes.
  • Tobias Harris’ favorite TV show is The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
  • Tobias Harris wears the no. 12 to honor his childhood friend Morgan Childs, who died when he was 17 of leukemia.
  • Including Tobias, the Harris family has six kids, all of whom have a name that begins with a T. Nearly all of them played college basketball.
Career stats
2021-2022
PHI
2020-2021
PHI
2019-2020
PHI
2018-2019
PHI
2017-2018
LAC
2016-2017
DET
2015-2016
DET
2014-2015
ORL
2013-2014
ORL
2012-2013
ORL
2011-2012
MIL
Season Team G MIN FG% 3P% FT% REB AST BLK STL PTS
2021-2022
73 34.8 48.2 36.7 84.2 6.8 3.4 0.6 0.7 17.2
2020-2021
62 32.5 51.2 39.4 89.2 6.8 3.5 0.8 0.9 19.5
2019-2020
72 34.3 47.1 36.7 80.5 6.9 3.2 0.6 0.7 19.6
2018-2019
82 34.7 48.7 39.7 86.6 7.9 2.8 0.5 0.6 20.0
2017-2018
80 33.3 46.0 41.1 82.9 5.5 2.4 0.4 0.9 18.6
2016-2017
82 31.3 48.0 34.6 84.1 5.1 1.7 0.5 0.7 16.1
2015-2016
76 33.1 46.9 33.6 83.1 6.7 2.2 0.5 0.9 14.7
2014-2015
68 34.8 46.6 36.4 78.8 6.3 1.8 0.5 1.0 17.1
2013-2014
61 30.3 46.4 25.4 80.7 7.0 1.3 0.4 0.7 14.6
2012-2013
55 23.6 45.5 31.5 75.2 5.2 1.3 0.8 0.6 11.0
2011-2012
43 11.3 46.2 25.0 82.1 2.4 0.5 0.2 0.3 4.9
Recent Games
Thu 5/12
Tue 5/10
Sun 5/8
Fri 5/6
Wed 5/4
Mon 5/2
Thu 4/28
Mon 4/25
Sat 4/23
Wed 4/20
Date Opp RESULT MIN PTS OR DR REB AST STL BLK TO
Thu 5/12
L 99-90
38 14 1 7 8 1 1 2 1
Tue 5/10
L 85-120
32 12 0 3 3 0 0 0 0
Sun 5/8
W 108-116
35 13 0 3 3 4 2 0 2
Fri 5/6
W 79-99
38 9 3 7 10 8 2 0 2
Wed 5/4
L 103-119
38 21 0 4 4 4 4 0 0
Mon 5/2
L 92-106
36 27 1 5 6 1 0 1 3
Thu 4/28
W 132-97
37 19 1 10 11 2 1 0 0
Mon 4/25
L 103-88
44 16 0 7 7 4 0 0 1
Sat 4/23
L 102-110
40 15 0 11 11 2 1 2 3
Wed 4/20
W 104-101
46 11 2 10 12 2 1 1 3