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Adam Harrington (born July 5, 1980 in Bernardston, Massachusetts) was signed as a free agent by the Dallas Mavericks on October 1, 2002.
Harrington attended Pioneer Valley Regional High School in Northfield, Massachusetts where he the 1998 Gatorade Massachusetts High School Basketball Player-of-the-Year as well as USA Today's Massachusetts Basketball Player-of-the-Year.
He chose to attend North Carolina State where, as a freshman, he averaged 11.6 points and helped lead the Wolf Pack to the NIT Tournament.
Choosing to transfer to Auburn, he sat out the next season, he came back in 2000-2001 appearing in 31 games for the Tigers and averaging 15.5 points and 2.4 assists-per-game. His numbers dropped a bit the next season, to 10.1 ppg, but Harrington decided to forego his senior season and declared himself an early entry candidate for the 2002 NBA draft.
No team selected the 6'5 guard and he chose to participate in the NBA Summer League as part of the Cleveland Cavaliers team. When the Cavs didn't sign him, Harrington accepted a free agent contract with the Mavericks. He made the team out of training camp and appeared in 13 games, averaging 0.8 points, 0.2 rebounds and 0.2 assists in 13 games. Dallas released him on January 7, 2003 but Harrington was able to catch on with the Denver Nuggets on March 23, 2003 and completed the season there averaging 3.2 ppg in six games.
Although that marked the end of Harrington's NBA career, it began a virtual travelogue of stops he was to make around the world. Between his release from the Nuggets in 2003 and the end of the 2009-2010 season, he would have three different stops in the NBA Developmental League (Columbus, Springfield and Tulsa) as well as play for teams in China, Spain, Israel, Germany, Croatia, France and Poland. His greatest professional claim-to-fame may well be winning the D-League's inaugural 3-point shooting contest held in conjunction with the NBA's All-Star Weekend in 2008.