College Rewind (Final Four Edition): Devin Harris, A Wisconsin Original


It wasn’t too long ago that Devin Harris was one of the most promising players at the Point Guard position in the NBA. He was the starting Point Guard on that Dallas Mavericks team that lost to the Miami Heat in the 2006 NBA Finals. Following a stellar prep career at Wauwatosa East High School in the Greater Milwaukee area, Harris took his talents to Madison to suit up for the Badgers. A Focal point of coach Bo Ryan’s first few teams, Harris’s steady play at the Point Guard position earned him the Big Ten Conference’s Player of the Year award in 2004.

Off the court, Harris has continuously given back to his beloved Milwaukee community through his 34 Ways to Assist Foundation. We salute Harris not only for his successful career from prep to pro, but as a living example of how to go about life in a respectable manner, serving the community along the way.

Next up for Harris’s Alma Mater is a Final Four rematch with Coach John Calipari’s supercharged Kentucky Wildcats. Bo Ryan’s 2015 Badgers display the same grit and grind that defined Devin Harris during his 3 years in Madison. This year’s Final Four tilt should be as exciting as the one we witnessed a year ago.


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