Wisconsin Basketball: Former Badgers Set for NBA Season

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Oct 21, 2015; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban sits between players Dallas Mavericks guard Devin Harris (34) and forward Chandler Parsons (25) during the second half of game against the Phoenix Suns at American Airlines Center. Phoenix won 99-87. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

Devin Harris, point guard, Dallas Mavericks

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Devin Harris spent 2001-2004 at UW, and turned his collegiate success into a high draft pick, fifth overall in the 2004 NFL Draft.

Harris was drafted by the Washington Wizards, but was immediately involved in a draft day trade to the Dallas Mavericks. He was with Dallas until 2008, spent 2008 to 2011 with the New Jersey Nets, was a member of the Utah Jazz in 2011-2012 and played for the Atlanta Hawks in 2012-2013. He returned to Dallas in 2013, where he remains to today.

Harris averages 12.1 points, 4.7 assists and 2.1 rebounds per game over the course of his 11-year career. He has played in 717 regular season games and 59 post-season games.

Harris was named an NBA All-Star in 2009.

Wednesday, Harris begins his 12th year as an NBA player when the Dallas Mavericks take on the Phoenix Suns to open the 2015-16 NBA season.

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