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March 5, 2013

PRO HOOPS: Former Gainesville standout Harrison up for Canadian all-star game

GAINESVILLE — Former Gainesville basketball standout J.R. Harrison is in contention for a spot in the National Basketball League of Canada All-Star game.

The 2002 Gainesville grad is one of five players from the Montreal Jazz up for a spot in the NBL All-Star game.

The NBL of Canada has been around for two years and has taken off, earning TV contracts with many of the country’s biggest sports networks.

Harrison has had a standout season - one that should easily garner him attention for a spot - with a team-high 17.8 points per game scoring average as well as grabbing 5.8 rebounds per game.

Harrison was a star on the 2002 Class 3A state championship Leopard basketball team. He was named the MVP of the state championship game with a 16 points, 11 rebound effort in a 79-62 win over Kountze as a senior.

He finished his senior season averaging 19 points and 9.5 rebounds in helping the Leopards to a 29-5 overall record before playing college ball at Rice.

To vote for Harrison, visit nblallstar.pointstreaksites.com.

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