North Central Washington

Sports Awards

Joe Harris
No basketball player produced in North Central Washington achieved more success than Joe Harris was able to earn. From the moment Joe stepped on to the basketball court for Chelan High School to play for a Goats team coached by his dad, it was obvious something special was taking place. As a freshman in the 2006-07 season, he was a starter who went on to earn an All-Caribou Trail League berth after scoring at a 11.9 points per game clip. The next year he became recognized as being among the state of Washington's best as an All-State 1A player and CTL Most Valuable Player while pouring in 22.2 points per game. As a junior, he stepped his game up another notch by being named the State 1A Player of the Year, league MVP, and filling the hoop at a rate of 26.4 points per game. Seemingly hard to top, the 6'6" guard eclipsed previous sterling season performances his senior campaign by repeating as State 1A Player of the Year, league MVP, but also adding the Washington State Player of the Year for all classifications honor after averaging 26.6 points per game. He was a finalist for NCW Sports Awards High School Male Athlete of the Year twice.

Joe went on to become a stalwart for the University of Virginia averaging 12.6 points and 3.8 rebounds in 135 games for the Cavaliers. He was also a third team All-Conference selection twice in the highly competitive ACC, and was also named to two NCAA All-Regional teams. Joe was North Central Washington College Male Athlete of the Year in 2012, 13 and 14.

Harris was a 2nd round NBA draft choice of the Cleveland Cavaliers.