Donnell Harvey

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Donnell Harvey
Position: Forward
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 220
Nationality: American
Born: 8/26/80
Birthplace: Shellman, GA
Draft: 1st Round
Drafted By: New York Knicks
College: University of Florida
NBA Career: 2000-2004
Mavs Tenure: 2000-2002

Donnell Harvey (born August 26, 1980 in Shellman, Georgia) was obtained by the Dallas Mavericks in a trade, along with John Wallace from the New York Knicks in exchange for Erick Strickland and the draft rights to Pete Mickeal.

Harvey was Georgia's Mr. Basketball and USA Today's Player of the Year as a senior at Randolph Clay High School in Cuthbert, Georgia. He was a McDonald's All-American but suffered a stress fracture during the All-Star game itself.

Highly recruited, Harvey opted to attend the University of Florida where he earned All-SEC Freshman team honors from both Basketball News and the Coaches selection. The 6'8 forward led the Gators in rebounding with a 7.0 average and was third in scoring on the team at 10.1 ppg. After his successful freshman campaign, Harvey chose to become an early entry candidate for the NBA draft.

The New York Knicks selected Harvey in the first round of the 2000 NBA draft and, almost immediately, traded him to Dallas. With the Mavs, however, he missed 37 games due to injury and saw action in only 18 contests. In those 18 appearances, he averaged 1.2 points and 1.1 rebounds in only 3.6 minutes of action.

He began the 2001-2002 season as Maverick but ended the year with the Denver Nuggets playing 47 games and averaging 5.7 points. The next season would prove to be Harvey's most prolific in the NBA. Still with the Nuggets, he appeared in 77 games and averaged career-bests in points (7.9), rebounds (5.3) and minutes played (20.9).

The 2003-2004 season was split between Orlando, where he posted 4.1 ppg and 3.0 rpg in 24 games, and Phoenix where he averaged 3.9 points and 2.6 boards in 36 contests. Harvey's NBA career ended the following seasons with a three-game stint in New Jersey avraging 2.7 points per game.

Since leaving the NBA, Harvey has played in Turkey, Puerto Rico and, most recently, the 2009-2010 season posting very impressive numbers for his team in China.