Montrezl Harrell is a 6′ 7″ forward/center who plays for Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA. He was born on January 26, 1994, in Tarboro, North Carolina. Harrell went as the 32nd overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.
Harrell’s parents are Samuel and Selena Harrell, and the NBA star has two younger brothers as well. The Lakers player is currently a father of two but remains unmarried. The single father raises his children Amari and Alyeshia, although he is sometimes rumored to be in a relationship.
As a teenager, Harrell attended two different high schools, one in his hometown of North Carolina and the other in Virginia. He graduated from Hargrave Military Academy, where he impressed everyone with his dominant basketball skills.
Harrell initially chose to attend Virginia Tech after high-school, but later de-committed and joined Louisville instead. He won the 2013 NCAA championship as a freshman, but Louisville had to vacate the title due to controversial reasons.
The Cardinals then made Harrell a starter following his freshman year, which resulted in a spike in his scoring numbers. He chose to join the NBA after his junior year where he averaged 15.7 points, 9.2 rebounds, while shooting 56.6% from the field.
Harrell was selected with the 32nd overall pick by the Houston Rockets in the 2015 NBA Draft. He averaged just 9.7 minutes in the 39 games he played as a rookie and got assigned to the Rockets’ G-League team as well.
After spending his Sophomore season in Houston, Harrell was traded to the LA Clippers is a massive trade package that involved Chris Paul joining the Rockets. Harrell’s bench scoring talents were recognized in Los Angeles and he was given more attention there.
Harrell has a career-high of 32 points coming off the bench and he put up tremendous displays during the 2019/20 regular-season. This earned him the crown of being named NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year in 2020.
He averaged 18.6 points, 7.1 rebounds in 58.0% FG shooting to earn the accolade after which he made the move to 2020 NBA champions Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent.
NBA Sixth Man of the Year (2020)
Karl Malone Award (2015)
AAC Most Improved Player (2014)
First-team All-AAC (2014)
Second-team All-ACC (2015)
Montrezl Harrell’s evolved to become one of the most unguardable players in the paint. He is purely an offensive threat and a defensive rock. This sums up his strengths, and here are his career-stats updated till the 2019/20 regular-season:
Harell chose to leave the Clippers after his contract expired. He joined rivals Los Angeles Lakers in a two-year deal that will pay him $18,978,900. He is set to become an unrestricted free-agent in 2022.
There isn’t a verified figure available on Montrezl Harrell’s net worth. However, the NBA star’s total salary earnings will lead up to $24,399,382 in 2021.
Harrell has signed several endorsement deals, and he’s switched between top sneaker brands. He most recently signed with Reebok after opting out of his contract with ‘AND1.’
“No matter where you’re from, you can be anything.” This slogan greets a user when they enter the website of Montrezl Harrell Youth Foundation. The Lakers star runs a non-profit organization that focuses on empowering the youth of the next generation.
“We provide at risk youth with resource driven programming in the fields of education, mentorship, and overall wellness.”
“Our goal is to develop upstanding young men and women by providing valuable experiences and positive role models,” their website reads.
Harrell has sported a plethora of sneakers in his NBA career. He’s worn Nike kicks, Jordan’s, AND1 sneakers and has now moved to Reebok!
Harrell recently showed off his new signature shoe, the ‘TREZZ1’ which comes in the Lakers’ bold primary colors.
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7 ft 3 in (2.24 m)
Montrezl Harrell Instagram: trezz24
Montrezl Harrell Twitter: @MONSTATREZZ