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James Harden

USA BASKETBALL NOTES:

  • Gold Medals: 2014 FIBA World Cup, 2012 Olympic Games.
  • Named on Feb. 10, 2020, a finalist for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team.
  • Named on June 10, 2019, a member of the 2019 USA Basketball Men's National Team training camp roster that was used to select the official 12-member 2019 USA World Cup Team, however, he withdrew from consideration in July and did not attend training camp.
  • Named a finalist for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team on Jan. 18, 2016.
  • Member of the 2014 USA World Cup Team that finished 9-0 and won the gold medal. Started all 9 games and averaged a team-high 14.2 ppg., 2.8 rpg., 3.2 apg., 2.1 spg., shot 53.2 percent from the field, 42.9 percent from 3-point, 81.0 percent from the foul line, while averaging 22.0 minutes a game.
  • In 2014 World Cup play, recorded 23 points (8-11 FGs, 3-5 3pt FGs, 4-4 FTs) in gold medal game victory against Serbia; Credited for 17 points and 5 assists in win over Ukraine; Scored 16 points in semifinals win over Lithuania; Posted 14 points and 7 assists versus Turkey; Accounted for 14 points and 5 rebounds against Slovenia; Credited for 13 points against New Zealand.
  • Stared all four exhibition games during the 2014 USA Men's National Team Tour, averaged a team second-best 13.0 ppg., 3.5 rpg., 4.0 apg., 2.0 spg., shot 84.0 percent from the foul line while averaging 24.8 minutes per game.
  • Named a member of the 2014 USA World Cup Team on Aug. 23, 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., shot 50.0 percent (17-34) from the field and 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., 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 NBA MVP in 2017-18. 
  • Five-time All-NBA first team (2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019).
  • Named All-NBA third team (2013).
  • 2012 NBA Sixth Man of the Year.
  • Named 2009-10 NBA All-Rookie second team.
  • Finished runner-up for 2014-15 NBA MVP Award. 
  • Eight-time (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020) NBA All-Star Team member.
  • In seven All-Star appearances, has started five games, averaged 25.9 minutes, 15.9 ppg., 5.3 rpg. and 6.0 apg, while shooting 45.1 percent from the field and 39.7 percent from 3-point.
  • Selected a 2016 NBA West Conference All-Star, finished with 23 points (8-14 FGs., 7-12 3pt FGs), 4 rebounds and 3 assists in 21:05 of action.
  • Selected a 2015 NBA West Conference All-Star, finished with 29 points (11-16 FGs, 6-12 3pt FGs) 8 rebounds and 8 assists in 26:36 of action.
  • Named the winner of the 2011-12 Kia NBA Sixth Man Award as the league’s best player in 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.
  • Played in the NBA Rookie Challenge at the 2011 All-Star and recorded 30 points.
  • Named NBA Player of the Month eight times - Dec. 2014, Jan. 2015, Apr. 2016, Dec. 2016, Nov. 2017, Dec. 2018, Jan. 2019, Mar. 2019

NBA MILESTONES:

  • Led the NBA regular season in scoring in 2017-18 (28.6) and 2018-19 (36.1 ppg.).
  • Led the league in scoring in 2018-19 by 8.09 ppg., marking the highest differential between the league's top-two qualified scorers since Wilt Chamberlain outscored Elgin Baylor by 10.84 ppg. in 1962-63.
  • Became the first player in NBA history to have averaged at least 35.0 ppg. and 7.0 apg. in a season and joined Michael Jordan (1988-89) as the only players to have averaged at least 30.0 ppg., 7.0 apg., 6.0 rpg. and 2.0 spg.
  • Became the first player to have scored 30+ points in a game against all opposing 29 teams in a season since the NBA expanded to 30 teams in 2004-05.
  • Became the 7th player since 1985 to compile 10,000 points, 2,000 rebounds, 2,000 assists, 700 steals, and 200 blocked shots in less than 500 games.

NBA NOTES:

  • Completed in 2018-19 his 10th NBA season, seventh with the Houston Rockets.
  • Has played in 765 NBA regular season games, started 552 games, has compiled 26,105 minutes (34.1 mpg.), 18,627 points (24.4 ppg.), 4,000 rebounds (5.2 rpg.), 4,743 assists (6.2 apg.), 1,190 steals (1.6 spg.), while shooting 44.3 percent from the field, 36.5 percent from 3-point and 85.7 percent from the foul line.
  • Has appeared in 116 career postseason games, started 73 games, has averaged 22.9 ppg., 5.4 rpg., 5.6 apg., 1.8 spg., while shooting 41.9 percent from the field, 33.0 percent from 3-point and 86.8 percent from the foul line.
  • Played and started in 78 games in 2018-19, averaged 36.8 minutes a game (3rd in NBA), a career-high and NBA leading 36.1 ppg.,  6.6 rpg., 7.5 apg. (7th in NBA), 2.0 spg (2nd in NBA)., shot 44.2 percent from the field, 36.8 percent from 3-point and a career high 87.90 percent (12th n NBA) from the foul line. Ranked 2nd in the NBA in efficiency (33.1).
  • Ranked among all NBA rookies in 2007-08 first in points per game, first in minutes per game (34.6); fourth in assists per game; fourth in steals per game; fourth in free throw percentage; tied for fifth in blocked shots per game and tied for ninth 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 eighth 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 freshmen 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 ppg.
  • 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 in Los Angeles, California.
  • Owns a stake in the Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer.
  • 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 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 and helped his team to a 28-5 finish.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

USA BASKETBALL STATISTICS


TEAM
G/S
MIN/AVG
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2014 WC 9/9 198/22.0 41-  77 .532 12-28 .429 34-42 .810 25/ 2.8 128/ 14.2 29 2 19
2014 MNT 4/4  99/24.8 14-  37 .378   3-16 .188 21-25 .840 14/ 3.5 52/ 13.0 16 4 8
2014 MNTX 1/1  25/25.0   4-    9 .444   2-  5 .400   5-  5 1.000 0/ 0.0 15/ 15.0 2 0 2
2012 OLY 8/0  73/  9.1 17-  34 .500   6-20 .300   4-  7 .571 5/ 0.6 44/   5.5 6 1 4
2012 MNT 4/0  38/  9.5   9-  19 .474   4-11 .364   2-  4 .500 3/ 0.8 24/   6.0 5 1 1
Totals
25/13
433/16.7
81-167
.485
25-75
.333
61-88
.693
47/ 1.9
248/ 9.9
56
8
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