On Harrison: A 2012-13 Preseason All-BIG EAST Second Team selection ... BIG EAST's second-leading returning scorer at 17.0 points per game ... coming off a year in which he earned BIG EAST All-Rookie honors and second team All-Met honors from the NYC Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association (MBWA) ... set a new St. John's all-time freshman scoring record with 544 points in 2011-12 ... finished third in the nation among freshmen with a 17.0 points per game scoring average ... established a new St. John's single-season mark for made 3-pointers in a season with 76 in 2011-12 ... long-range bomber known for his dead-eye accuracy and ability to get to the rim ... an athletic and versatile scorer ... possesses both great range and great confidence.
Steve Lavin On Harrison: "D'Angelo ranks among the most-prolific scorers that I have had the opportunity to coach. Dee will get ample minutes as a lead guard for us. His focus this offseason was to enhance his playmaking skills. Going back to when we were recruiting him, I envisioned him in that role. Clearly, his leadership and gradual maturation on all fronts will help our program move forward. He has embraced the role of being an extension of our coaching staff and is positioned nicely to have an outstanding sophomore campaign."
As A Freshman In 2011-12: A BIG EAST All-Rookie Team honoree ... All-Rookie honors in tandem with Moe Harkless marked St. John's only BIG EAST All-Rookie pairs since Zendon Hamilton and Felipe Lopez (1995), and Mark Jackson and Willie Glass (1984) ... a second team MBWA All-Met performer ... played in all 32 Red Storm games, starting 29 ... one of four Red Storm players to average 30.0 minutes or more with a per game average of 35.3, good for second on the squad ... established a new freshman scoring record with 544 points, eclipsing Erick Barkley (500, 1998-99), Felipe Lopez (498, 1994-95) and Chris Mullin (498, 1981-82), among others ... 17.0 ppg average led the squad, ranked third in the nation among freshmen and was seventh among all BIG EAST players ... scoring average was second-best all-time for a St. John's freshman (Lopez, 17.8 ppg, 1994-95) ... posted double-figure scoring numbers in 28-of-32 games and poured in 20 points or more in 21 contests ... averaged 18.5 ppg in league games, ranking third in the conference ... set a new St. John's single-season 3-point record with 76 treys on the season ... average of 2.4 shots made from long-distance per outing led the team and ranked third in the conference ... 2.72 made 3-pointers per BIG EAST contest tied for first with Bryce Cotton of Providence ... paced the Red Storm with a .367 mark from 3-point range ... .402 mark from long-distance in league contests ranked fifth in the conference ... fired at an .804 clip from the free throw line, leading the squad and tying for eighth among all league players ... averaged 1.6 steals per contest to tie for the team lead and tie for 11th in the BIG EAST ... 1.6 thefts per game in league play tied for ninth ... was second on the squad with 2.1 assists per game ... posted 11 outings of three or more assists ... 3.9 rebounds per game average ranked fourth on the team ... recorded first-career double-double with 12 points and a career-high 10 boards in 40 minutes of play against Pitt (March 6) in the opening round of the 2012 BIG EAST Conference Championship ... notched a game-high 21 points at Pitt (Feb. 29) to break the St. John's freshman scoring record and made four 3s to become the Red Storm's single-season leader in 3-point field goal makes ... reached the 20-point mark for the 11th time in his career with 23, which included a career-high 10-of-12 mark from the free throw line, in a win over DePaul (Feb. 20) ... posted a game-high 22 points with eight rebounds in 40 minutes of action against UCLA (Feb. 18) ... netted a game-high 24 points, including five 3-pointers, marking his ninth-career 20-point scoring performance at No. 12/11 Georgetown (Feb. 12) ... named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Feb. 6) after notching a game-high 23 points, including five 3-pointers, against No. 2/2 Syracuse (Feb. 4) and posting a career-high 29 points and draining a career-best seven 3-pointers, one shy of tying the school-record, at DePaul (Feb. 1) ... tied a career-high with eight field goals, contributing 21 points at No. 8/6 Duke (Jan. 28) ... netted 28 points to notch his fifth-career 20-point game and drained four 3s against Villanova (Jan. 21) ... named BIG EAST Conference Rookie of the Week (Jan. 9) after chipping in a team-high 18 points, three 3-pointers, seven boards, two assists and one block in a road win at Cincinnati (Jan. 7) ... also registered a game-high 24 points and grabbed eight boards later that week against No. 11/10 Louisville (Jan. 3) ... recorded 25 points on 8-of-12 shooting and dished a career-high seven assists against Providence (Dec. 27) ... contributed 21 points on 7-of-13 field goals, 3-of-6 3-pointers and 4-of-5 free throws, and added seven rebounds, in a Carnesecca Arena win over Texas-Pan American (Dec. 21) ... scored 21 points - his first time reaching the 20-point plateau - on a 6-of-10 field goal effort that featured a 4-of-5 performance from beyond the arc and a 5-of-6 mark from the free throw line, to go along with five rebounds, in a home victory over St. Francis (N.Y.) (Nov. 22).
At Dulles: Finished his prep tenure rated as high as the nation's No. 9 shooting guard and No. 40 overall prospect by recruiting services ... A two-time all-state, all-region and all-district selection and a two-time Fort Bend Player of the Year ... averaged 31.1 points, 10.1 rebounds and 2.6 steals per game as a senior in 2010-11 ... playing against future STJ teammate Moe Harkless, scored a team-high 21 points for the West Squad at the All-American Classic Championship in Houston during the 2011 NCAA Final Four ... also added eight points with five assists at the 27th Annual Derby Classic at the KFC YUM! Center in Louisville, Ky. ... earned 2009-10 Houston Chronicle Player of the Year and District MVP honors after averaging 20.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 2.2 steals as a junior ... played at Dulles for coach Mike Carrabine.
Personal: D'Angelo Damon Harrison ... born in Anchorage, Alaska ... son of Angela and O.B. Harrison ... has one brother, Dre (21) ... chose St. John's because of the coaching staff, the tradition of the basketball program and its location in New York City ... majoring in communications.
UP CLOSE WITH D'ANGELO HARRISON
Favorite movies: "Hancock," "I Am Legend," "Phantom," and "Transformers."
Favorite actor: Will Smith.
What's on my iPod/iPhone: Music and Angry Birds.
Favorite food: Quesadillas.
Favorite place to hang out in the NYC area: My new and improved apartment.
Favorite class: Business Law.
Favorite book: "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Since coming to St. John's I've learned: Discipline.
Greatest athletic accomplishment: Scoring 61 points in one game.
Hero/role model: Martin Luther King.
Favorite athlete/sports team: Chauncey Billups and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Favorite St. John's athletes: Paris Horne and Justin Burrell.
Favorite/funny basketball story: I once airballed two free throws.
I came to St. John's because: Of the coaching staff and the tradition of the program.
The best thing about St. John's is: The players.
Few people know that: I like movies.
One word to describe me on the court: Fearless.
One word to describe me off the court: Quiet.
The St. John's basketball player that will surprise you this year is: Christian Jones.
After St. John's or my basketball career, I'd like to: Become a television analyst.
If I could have dinner with any three people (in history or today): Kobe Bryant, my girlfriend and Chauncey Billups.
What do you want to accomplish this season: Win a national championship.
Favorite quote: "Go hard or go home."
What are your funny superstitions/pregame rituals: I listen to music.
If I were president for the day I would: I would play basketball in the YMCA in Houston.
If I were Coach Lavin for the day I would: Make Coach Lavin run a 17!
The teammate that inspires me is: Felix Balamou.
If I could switch places for a day with any person (real or fiction) I'd be (and why): Hancock because he can fly and doesn't get hurt.
If I wasn't playing basketball, I'd be: Playing soccer.