James Harden

Position: Guard
Height: 6’5” (196 CM)
Weight: 220 lbs. (100 kg)
NBA Team Houston Rockets
School: Arizona State University

USA BASKETBALL NOTES:

  • Gold Medals: 2012 Olympic Games.
    • Named a finalist for the 2014 USA National Team on Aug. 5, 2014
    • Recorded a team best 15 points, 2 assists and 2 steals in almost 25 minutes of action for the victorious USA White Team in the abbreviated 2014 USA Basketball Showcase in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    • Named a member of the 2014-16 USA Men’s National Team on Jan. 23, 2014.
    • Member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team that finished 8-0 and won the gold medal. Played in all eight games and averaged 5.5 ppg., and shot 50.0 percent (17-34) from the field, 30.0 percent (6-20) from 3-point.
    • Member of the 2012 USA National Team that finished pre-Olympic tour with a 5-0 record. Played in four games and averaged 6.0 ppg., 1.3 apg., and shot 47.4 percent from the field and 36.4 percent (4-11) from 3-point.
    • Named a finalist for the 2012 USA Men’s Olympic Team on May 3, 2012.

    NBA HONORS

    • Named All-NBA first team (2014).
    • Named All-NBA third team (2013).
    • Two-time (2013 and 2014) NBA Western Conference All-Star Team member.
    • Named the winner of the 2011-12 Kia NBA Sixth Man Award as the league’s best playerin a reserve role. Led all NBA reserves in scoring (16.8 ppg), came off the bench in 60 of 62 games he appeared in, the NBA’s third-best record (47-19). Received 584 of a possible 595 points, including 115 of a possible 119 first-place votes.
    • Named 2009-10 NBA All-Rookie second team.
    • Played in the NBA Rookie Challenge at the 2011 All-and recorded 30 points.

    NBA NOTES

    • Completed in 2013-14 his fifth NBA season, the last two with the Houston Rockets.
    • Has played and started 371 games in his career and averaged 18.0 ppg., 4.0 rpg., 3.9 apg., 1.3 spg., while shooting 44.5 percent from the field, 36.9 percent from 3-point and 84.9 percent from the foul line.
    • Ranked among all NBA rookies in 2007-08 1st in points per game, 1st in minutes per game (34.6); 4th in assists per game; 4th in steals per game; 4th in free throw percentage; tied for 5th in blocked shots per game and tied for 9th in rebounds per game.
    • Drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft. Became the first player to be drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder franchise.

    COLLEGE NOTES

    • Led ASU to back-to-back 20-win seasons (21-13 in 2007-08 and 25-10 in 2008-09) for the first time since 1980-81.
    • As a sophomore was named All-American first team by The Associated Press, The Sporting News, United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA), the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), Basketball Times, Fox Sports and CBS Sports.
    • Named 2008-09 Pac-10 Conference Player of the Year and became the third sophomore (Jason Kidd and Mike Bibby) in league history to win the award.
    • A two-time All-Pac-10 Conference first team selection.
    • In 69 career games, led ASU in scoring 46 times, assists 29 times and rebounds 21 times.
    • In 2008-09, became just the fifth player in Pac-10 history to lead the league in scoring (20.1 ppg) and steals (1.69 per game).
    • Led the Pac-10 in steals in each of his two seasons and compiled 132 in his career.
    • During sophomore season ASU posted record of 25-10 and to the NCAA Tournament second round. ASU’s 25 wins were the most wins in school history since 1975.
    • As a sophomore in 2008-09, averaged a Pac-10 leading 20.1 ppg., 5.6 rpg., 4.2 apg. and 1.7 spg.
    • Led the Pac-10 in 20-point games (18) and steals (1.69 spg), also ranked 8th in the league with a 4.2 apg.
    • Scored 40 points against UTEP, the fifth-highest mark in school history.
    • As a freshman posted 17.8 ppg., 5.3 rpg. and 2.1 apg. and helped ASU to 21-13 record and the NIT.
    • Recorded an ASU freshman record 16 20-point games (tied for third-best in the Pac-10, and included five straight from Dec. 29-Jan. 17, a first for an ASU freshman).
    • His 17.8 ppg. was eighth-best in Pac-10 freshman history (fifth in the Pac-10 overall) and he led the Pac-10 with 73 steals.
    • Became the first freshman in league history with 70 steals and 17.0 points per game average.
    • Set the Pac-10 tournament record with seven steals against USC (3/13/08).
    • Recorded 73 steals which tied for fourth-best in school history and was just three shy of the ASU record of 76 set by Fat Lever in 1981-82.

    PERSONAL NOTES

    • Born August 26, 1989, in Los Angeles, California.
    • Named Parade Magazine and McDonald's All-American as a senior.
    • Led Artesia High School to a 33-2 record senior year and a second straight state title, averaged 18.8 ppg., 7.9 rpg. and 3.9 apg. en route to earning Trophy-Case Player of the year honors.
    • As a junior uring junior averaged 18.8 ppg., 7.7 rpg. and 3.5 apg. and led Artesia High to a 33-1 record.
    • Recorded 13.2 ppg. as a sophomore as team finished with a record of 28-5.
USA Basketball Statistics
TEAM
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2014 MNT
1/1
4- 9
.444
2- 5
.400
5- 5
1.000
0/ 0.0
15/ 15.0
2.0
0.0
2.0
2012 OLY
8/ 0
17- 34
.500
6- 20
.400
4- 7
.571
5/ 0.6
44/ 5.5
0.8
0.1
0.5
2012 MNT
4/ 0
9- 19
.474
4- 11
.364
2- 4
.500
3/ 0.8
24/ 6.0
1.3
0.3
0.3
Totals
13/1
30- 62
.484
12- 36
.313
11- 16
.688
8/ 0.6
83/ 6.4
1.0
0.2
0.5
  • 2014 MNT - 2014 USA Basketball Challenge - USA White Team (the USA White Team defeated USA Blue Team 81-71 in an abbreviated game).
  • 2012 OLY - 2012 U.S. Olympic Games Team, London, England (the USA finished 8-0 and won the gold medal).
  • 2012 MNT - 2012 USA Basketball National Team (the USA compiled a 5-0 record).
NBA Statistics
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2013-14
73/73
549-1205
.456
177- 483
.366
576 665
.866
344/ 4.7
1851/ 25.4
6.1
0.4
1.6
Totals
371/158
1974-4433
.445
676-1833
.369
2045-2409
.849
1474/ 4.0
6669/ 18.0
3.9
0.3
1.3
 
College Statistics
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2008-09
35/35
221- 452
.489
58- 163
.356
204- 270
.756
195/ 5.6
704/ 20.1
4.2
0.3
1.7
2007-08
34/33
196- 372
.506
44- 108
.407
169- 224
.754
179/ 5.3
606/ 17.8
3.2
0.6
2.1
Totals
69/68
417- 824
.506
102- 271
.376
373- 494
.755
375/ 5.4
1309/ 19.0
3.7
0.4
1.9