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D’Angelo Harrison

School

St. John’s University

Position
Guard
Major
Communication Arts

Classroom

D’Angelo Harrison is on track to graduate this May with a bachelor’s degree in communications and a minor in business. He has been recognized three times in his career on the St. John’s University Athletic Director’s Honor Roll earning a Bronze Medallion in the spring of 2012, 2013 and 2014 after earning semester GPAs between a 3.0 and 3.49. Harrison has also been recognized for his work in the classroom at the conference level, earning BIG EAST Academic All-Star honors in 2012-13 for maintaining a minimum 3.0 grade-point average during the academic year.

Character

D’Angelo Harrison’s comeback story has been covered well by local and national news outlets. As a sophomore in 2012-13, Harrison was suspended on March 1 for the rest of the season for conduct detrimental to the team. He spent two months at the John Lucas Center in Houston and enrolled in Lucas’ Wellness Program. Harrison returned to the team for the 2013-14 season as an upperclassman and has provided leadership to the program that has earned him a team captain role. Since his comeback, Harrison has been a model student-athlete in all facets and has served as an active contributor within the St. John’s University community.

Community

D’Angelo Harrison has been an active participant in several community service initiatives throughout his four years at St. John’s. Each year he has participated in University Service Day, which is a campus-wide celebration on the fourth Saturday in September to coincide with the feast of St. Vincent de Paul. Student-athletes join the campus community in embodying the university’s core value of service and its Vincentian Mission, volunteering countless hours of service in the local community and on campus. Harrison has also contributed to several other community initiatives, such as St. John’s annual Dribble for the Cure and the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Fun Run. He has volunteered at Bread and Life Soup Kitchen, participated in the Community Mayor program for children with disabilities who participate in after-school activities, volunteered at St. Nick’s Men’s Homeless Shelter and Second Harvest Food Bank, and he served as a guest speaker for the Youth Leadership Summit at St. John’s University, which is a motivational discussion for New York City middle-school students.

Competition

D’Angelo Harrison was on the Midseason Top 25 List for the 2015 John R. Wooden Award, and the senior guard was selected to the Midseason Watch List for the 2015 Lute Olson Award, presented annually to the nation’s top Division I player. Harrison won the prestigious Haggerty Award in 2014 presented by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association to the top player in the metro area. Third on the St. John’s all-time scoring list and fourth among active Division I players with over 2,000 points in his career, Harrison has reached double-figures in 101 of 115 games played and has scored at least 20 points in 51 contests. Harrison owns the program’s career 3-point field goal record. A 2013-14 BIG EAST First-Team selection, Harrison currently ranks second in the BIG EAST and is 26th in the nation with a career-best 19.2 points per game. The senior is top-5 in the league with 2.2 3-pointers made per game and 11th with 5.8 rebounds. Harrison also ranks top-10 in the conference in free throw shooting at 81.8 percent and averages 35.7 minutes per game. Harrison became the 38th player in BIG EAST history to score more than 1,000 points in conference play.