Al Harrington is ready to showcase the same athleticism that embodied his 16-year NBA career with 7 NBA teams with the Gotham Ballers. Harrington is one of 43 players drafted into the NBA straight out of high school, when the Indiana Pacers made him the 25th overall pick in the 1998 NBA Draft. Cousin of former NBA swingman and current NBA Development League pro, Dahntay Jones, Harrington’s best season as a pro came during the 2008-09 season when he averaged 20.7 points per game for the New York Knicks.
(1998-2004, 2006-2007) Indiana Pacers, (2004-2006) Atlanta Hawks, (2007-2008) Golden State Warriors, (2008-2010) New York Knicks, (2010-2012) Denver Nuggets, (2012-2013) Orlando Magic, (2013-2014) Washington Wizards, (2014) Fujuian Sturgeons, (2015) Sydney Kings
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS & AWARDS
- Naismith Prep Player of the Year (1998)
- USA Today Player of the Year (1998)
In 2007, Al Harrington launched The Al Harrington Foundation, established to provide educational and life-enriching opportunities for youth affected by poverty, illness, abuse or neglect in New Jersey, the place Al still calls home.
POST NBA CAREER
Since last playing professionally in Australia for the Sydney Kings this past winter, Al Harrington has had his hands full with parenthood, as the father of 3 children all under 7-years old. Always a competitor, Harrington has also stay busy training in is native New Jersey for the upcoming Champions Basketball League season.
- One of less than 50 players in basketball history drafted straight into the NBA out of high school at 18-years old (25th overall, Indiana Pacers, 1998). Fellow Champions Basketball League member Sebastian Telfair (13th overall, Portland Trail Blazers, 2004) joins Harrington on this historic list.
- Harrington is a cousin of NBA player Dahntay Jones.
- Suffered knee injury during 2001-02 season, returned the following season to finish second in voting for NBA Sixth Man of the Year with the Indiana Pacers.
- Averaged career best 20.7 points per game with the New York Knicks in 2008-09, playing alongside Champions Basketball League’s own, Larry Hughes.