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Dajuan Harris Jr.

Position Guard
Height 6'2"
Weight 170 lbs.
Class RS Senior
Hometown Columbia, Mo.
High School Rock Bridge HS
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OVERVIEW
The 2023 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year … Has started each of the last two seasons, including the 2022 NCAA National Championship team … Has played in 106 games with 77 starts at KU … Ranks 14th on the KU career assists list with 455 and tied for 15th on career steals with 165 … Has led the Big 12 in assist-to-turnover ratio each of the last two seasons … 2022 and 2023 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention and Big 12 All-Defensive Team member … A two-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team … Was a CSC Academic All-District honoree in 2023, which qualifies him for Academic All-America … Graduated from KU in May 2023 with a liberal arts & science degree … Known for his instinct on defense and his ability to create on offense.

CAREER HONORS
Bob Cousy Award Midseason Candidate (1 of 10)
Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 [2024]
Naismith Trophy Preseason Watchlist [2024]
Bob Cousy Award Watch List [2024]
Preseason All-Big 12 First Team [2023]
Academic All-Big 12 First Team [2023]
Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team [2023]
Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year [2023]
Big 12 All-Defensive Team [2023]
All-Big 12 Honorable Mention [2023]
CSC Academic All-District [2023]
Big 12 All-Defensive Team [2022]
All-Big 12 Honorable Mention [2022]
Academic All-Big 12 First Team [2022]
Academic All-Big 12 First Team [2021]

2022-23 (JUNIOR)
Won the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year as voted on by the conference coaches … Led the Big 12, seventh nationally, in assist-to-turnover ratio at 3.28 … Led the Big 12 in assists per game and finished sixth nationally with 6.2 … Finished the season with 320 points, 224 assists, and 78 steals … Averaged 11.5 points per game and 6.0 assists per game in the NCAA Tournament, he also notched seven boards and six steals … Stepped up his production offensively this year by scoring ten or more in 14 games … Had a season high 11 assists versus Kansas State (1/17) … Went a perfect 5-5 from three at Texas Tech (1/3) and tied his season high of 18 points … Had a season high six steals when Kansas played West Virginia (2/25) … Had three games with double digit assists.

2021-22 (SOPHOMORE)
A starter on the NCAA National Championship team … Led the Big 12, 14th nationally, in assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.81 … Was fifth in the conference in assists at 4.2 and eighth in steals (1.5) … 2022 Big 12 All-Defensive Team, All Big-12 Honorable Mention and Academic All Big-12 First Team … Had 32 games with three or more assists and led the team in assists 24 times … Also led the team in steals 21 times … Had 59 assists and 18 TOs in his last 14 games (3.28 assist-to-turnover ratio) … Averaged 6.5 ppg in the NCAA Tournament … Scored 12 points vs. Texas Southern (3/17) … Blocked a career-high four shots vs. Texas (3/5) … Tied his career highs with 14 points and four steals and set his career high with eight assists at Iowa State (2/1) … Recorded three steals and three assists in the national championship vs North Carolina (4/4) …

2020-21 (FRESHMAN)
Was second on the team assists with 65 … Had 12 games with three or more dimes … Led KU in assists eight times in 2020-21 … His 29 steals were tops among non-starters … Had two or more steals in seven games and led KU in thefts eight times … Averaged 6.7 ppg and 4.3 apg in the last three games of the season … Scored a career-high 13 points with four assists and two steals vs. Eastern Washington (3/20) in the NCAA Tournament … Had six points with two assists and two steals vs. UTEP (3/4) … Recorded five points and two rebounds vs. Baylor (2/27) … Recorded five assists vs. Kansas State (2/2) … Had seven points vs. TCU (1/28) … Posted five points and four assists at Oklahoma (1/23) … Had seven points and seven rebounds in his first-career start at TCU (1/5).

2019-20 (REDSHIRT)
A redshirt who practiced with the team the second semester.

HIGH SCHOOL
Guided Rock Bridge High School to the 2018-19 Class 5 state championship and a 25-3 record for coach Jim Scanlon … Averaged 11.4 points and 5.0 rebounds for the Bruins in 2018-19 … Scored 17 points in the 63-59 state title victory for Rock Bridge … While at Rock Bridge, the Bruins amassed a 97-15 record … Harris tallied more than 1,100 career points and ended his career as the school’s career leader in assists (560) and steals (284) … As a junior, Rock Bridge finished runner-up at state … Played AAU for MOKAN Elite which won the EYBL Peach Jam title in July 2019, its second Peach Jam title in three years … Was a teammate of KU freshman Christian Braun while on MOKAN Elite.

PERSONAL
Full name is Dajuan Anthony Harris Jr. … Parents are Demetria and Dajuan Harris … Is the oldest and has three sisters and two brothers … Enjoys playing video games and hanging out with friends … Plans on being a coach after his basketball career … Graduated from KU in May 2023 with a liberal arts & science degree.

Men's Basketball 🏀 Kansas Duo on Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Watchlist

Kansas graduate guard Kevin McCullar Jr. and redshirt-senior guard Dajuan Harris Jr. have been named to the 2024 Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Watchlist, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Wednesday. Kansas is one of two schools to have two on the list of 15 players.

Men's Basketball 🏀 Harris Named a Bob Cousy Award Top 10 Candidate

Kansas redshirt-senior guard Dajuan Harris Jr. has been named a 2024 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award Top 10 candidate, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame announced Monday. Harris is vying to become the second Kansas player to win the award, joining Frank Mason III who won the honor in 2017.

Men's Basketball 🏀 Kansas Duo Named College Sports Communicators Academic All-District

The Kansas men’s basketball duo of Dajuan Harris Jr. and Zach Clemence have been named Academic All-District by the College Sports Communicators (CSC) the organization announced Tuesday. Earning the accolade now makes Harris and Clemence eligible for CSC Academic All-America.