|Montrezl Harrell Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||January 26, 1994|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Montrezl Harrell is an American professional basketball player who has represented the Houston Rockets (2015–2017), the Los Angeles Clippers (2017–2020), the Los Angeles Lakers (2020–2021), the Washington Wizards (2021–2022), and the Charlotte Hornets (2022), as a center/power forward, in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was picked 32nd overall in the 2nd round, by the Houston Rockets, at the 2015 NBA Draft. In 2020, he was named the ‘NBA Sixth Man of the Year’. This award has been presented annually by the NBA since the 1982–83 season to the league’s best performing player for his team coming off the bench as a substitute (or sixth man). Representing the United States, he won the ‘Gold’ medal at the 2013 FIBA (Fédération Internationale de Basketball) Under-19 Basketball World Cup as well as the 2012 FIBA Under-18 Americas Championship.
Montrezl Dashay Harrell
Tarboro, Edgecombe County, North Carolina, United States
Montrezl had attended the North Edgecombe High School in his hometown of Tarboro. He then prepped for a year at the Hargrave Military Academy, a private, all-male, military boarding school in Chatham, Virginia.
After his high school graduation, he joined the University of Louisville, a public research university in Louisville, Kentucky. There, between 2012 and 2015, he played college basketball for the Louisville Cardinals.
Professional Basketball Player
- Father – Samuel Harrell
- Mother – Selena Harrell
- Siblings – Cadarius Harrell (Younger Brother), Quatauis Harrell (Younger Brother)
Center, Power Forward
- 35, 5 – Houston Rockets
- 5 – Los Angeles Clippers
- 15 – Los Angeles Lakers
- 6 – Washington Wizards
- 8 – Charlotte Hornets
6 ft 7 in or 200.5 cm
109 kg or 240.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Montrezl has a son named Amari and a daughter named Alyeshia from unnamed relationship(s).
Race / Ethnicity
He is of African-American descent.
- Toned physique
- Towering frame
- Long, thick, dreadlocked hair
- Sports a thick beard
- Has both his hands covered in tattoos
Montrezl Harrell Facts
- Montrezl, near the end of his high school career, had committed to play college basketball for coach Seth Greenberg at Virginia Tech, a public land-grant research university in Blacksburg, Virginia. However, after Seth was fired from his position, Montrezl was released from his commitment and he chose to join the University of Louisville.
- In his freshman season, in a reserve role, he helped the Louisville Cardinals win the 2013 NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Championship. It was the team’s first national title since 1986. However, in February 2018, the NCAA vacated Louisville Cardinals‘ entire tournament run, including its national title, due to the unearthing of a 2015 s*x scandal involving the team’s management.
- In 2014, he was named the ‘AAC (American Athletic Conference) Most Improved Player’ and was also included in the ‘First-team All-AAC‘. In the 2014–15 season, he averaged 15.7 points and 9.2 rebounds per game and was the inaugural winner of the Karl Malone Award in 2015. The award has been presented annually thereafter, to the top men’s collegiate power forward in the United States.
- One of Montrezl’s hobbies is collecting and designing sneakers. He often connects with artists on social media who could make his shoe designs a reality. A related quirk is that he wears different shoes during the first and second half of basketball matches.
Featured Image by Montrezl Harrell / Instagram