Former Virginia All-Atlantic Coast Conference performer Joe Harris was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round of the 2014 NBA Draft on Thursday (June 26) night. Harris was the 33rd overall pick of the draft.
Harris is the first Virginia player selected in the NBA Draft since Mike Scott in 2012. Scott was a second-round selection (43rd overall pick) by the Atlanta Hawks that year.
This season, the 6-6 Harris led Virginia to the ACC regular-season title, ACC Tournament title and its first NCAA Sweet 16 berth since 1995. The Cavaliers tied a school record with 30 wins and earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in school history.
Harris, who averaged 12 points, earned All-ACC Second Team (Coaches) and All-ACC Third Team (ACSMA) honors. In addition, Harris was named the ACC Tournament Most Valuable Player after averaging 15.7 points in wins against Florida State, Pittsburgh and Duke.
The Chelan, Wash., native finished his Virginia career ranked 11th on Virginia’s all-time scoring list with 1,698 points and second all-time in 3-point percentage (40.7%) and 3-pointers (263).