Devin Lamar Harris (born February 27, 1983) is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Harris attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Days prior to the draft, the Washington Wizards and Dallas Mavericks consummated a deal that involved the Wizards’ 5th overall pick going to the Mavs along with Jerry Stackhouse and Christian Laettner in exchange for Antawn Jamison. NBA rules prevented teams from trading draft picks for two consecutive years (in addition to trade kicker details in Laettner’s contract) so the deal was momentarily delayed until the actual draft in which Washington selected Harris and subsequently traded him to the Mavericks to complete the deal. The Mavs’ plan was to bring Harris along slowly under the tutelage of all-star point guard Steve Nash but Nash ended up leaving the team through free agency and signing with the Phoenix Suns.
Career highlights and awards
NBA All-Star (2009)
Consensus second-team All-American (2004)
Big Ten Player of the Year (2004)
Wisconsin Mr. Basketball (2001)