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Montrezl Harrell
Montrezl  Harrell


Tarboro, N.C.

High School:
Hargrave Military Academy

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 240




Louisville’s Rozier, Harrell Selected in NBA Draft

Rozier went to the Boston Celtics with the 16th overall selection, Harrell to the Houston Rockets with the 32nd pick


Louisville Athletics Presents Awards at The Louies

Nick Burdi and Kelsi Worrell earned the adidas High Performance Athlete of the Year awards.


Harrell Receives Karl Malone Award

Cardinals' junior was honored as the nation's top power forward


NCAA Tournament Postgame Quotes: Louisville vs. Michigan State

Louisville falls to Michigan State, 76-70


Louisville Outlasts NC State 75-65 to reach the Elite 8

Montrezl Harrell had 24 points to lead the Cardinals to the regional finals.



Louisville Men's Basketball v Michigan State | NCAA Elite 8


NCAA Tournament: Louisville vs Michigan State

Louisville takes on Michigan State in the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament



Louisville Men's Basketball | NCAA Regional Final Media Day



Louisville Men's Basketball v NC State | Ncaa Sweet 16


Men's Basketball vs. NC State - Sweet 16

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-East Regional-Louisville vs North Carolina State (USATSI)

Sophomore Year:

  • Pronounced mon-TREZ (with a silent "L") HAIR-uhl.
  • Produced 12 double-doubles, including 11 in the final 22 games.
  • Led the American Athletic Conference (.609) and ranked sixth nationally in field goal percentage (.609).
  • Scored in double digits 30 times as a sophomore, including eight 20-point performances.
  • Grabbed double-digit rebounds in 14 games. He finished second in the AAC and 20th nationally in rebounding with an 8.4 average.
  • Was selected to the all-AAC first team and named the AAC's Most Improved Player after doubling his points and rebounds per game from his freshman season.
  • Tabbed to the AAC All-Championship Team after averaging 15.7 points and 7.0 rebounds, while shoo;ting 63.6 percent from the floor in three games.
  • Averaged a double-double of 12.3 points and 10.7 boards in three NCAA Tournament games. He went 16-of-29 from the field.
  • Slammed 14 dunks in the postseason, giving him a school-record 97 for the season and 141 for his career. He is third on the career charts.
  • Totaled 12 points and 13 rebounds against Manhattan and then 10 points and 11 rebounds vs. Saint Louis. He is the first player to have a double-double in consecutive postseason games since 1986.
  • Tallied his 10th double-double of the season with 22 points and 11 rebounds in the AAC Championship game vs. Connecticut.
  • Logged 20 points, 11 rebounds, six dunks and three assists in 32 minutes against UConn.
  • Scored a career-best 25 points - his third-consecutive game with at least 20 points - while hitting a career-high 11 field goals against Memphis. He also grabbed 12 rebounds and three steals.
  • Named AAC Player of the Week after posting a double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds against Cincinnati and then totaling 14 points vs. USF.
  • Totaled 18 points and 13 rebounds at Connecticut.
  • Scored 20 points and had nine rebounds against Hartford. He registered six dunks, one less than the single-game school record set by Pervis Ellison in 1988.
  • Earned preseason second team all-American Athletic Conference honors. Also named to the Wooden Preseason Top 50, a third-team preseason All-America selection by The Sporting News and a second-team choice by USA Today.
  • Has a seven-foot, six-inch wingspan.

Freshman Year:

  • Averaged 6.4 points and 3.2 rebounds in the Cardinals' nine postseason games. He had 11 points and four rebounds off the bench against Colorado State in the NCAA Third Round. He scored eight points and grabbed four rebounds against Wichita State in the national semifinals.
  • Scored a season-high 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds against Syracuse in the 2013 BIG EAST Tournament title game.
  • Grabbed at least four rebounds in 17 games and scored at least six points on 19 occasions (four of the last seven).
  • Scored 43 of his 97 field goals on dunks.
  • Gained his second start of the season against Seton Hall, scoring 14 points in the game while adding three rebounds and two steals.
  • Operated primarily at center against Western Kentucky when he produced 13 points, six rebounds and a season-best four blocked shots.
  • Scored 14 points and had 7 rebounds vs. UMKC.
  • Helped the USA Basketball 2013 Men's U-19 World Championship team earn a gold medal at the championships in Prague, Czech Republic. In nine games during the event, Harrell started every game and averaged 10.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, hit 42-of-73 field goals (.575) and added eight steals and 10 blocked shots while averaging 18 minutes a game for the deep USA squad.
  • Totaled a team-high 17 points, four rebounds, four blocked shots and hit 8-of-16 field goals in 28 minutes for the USA team in the gold medal game over Serbia.

High School:

  • Averaged 25.2 points, 13.6 rebounds and three blocks for Hargrave Military in Chatham, Va., which posted a 38-1 record and finished as the national prep runner-up. Hargrave fell 87-76 to Brewster Academy in the national prep championship in its only loss of the season.
  • Rated by as the No. 72 overall prospect in the class of 2012, is listed No. 89 in the ESPNU Top 100 and is rated 82nd nationally by
  • In one of his top efforts in prep school, Harrell totaled 51 points, 18 dunks, 17 rebounds and six blocks in a 122- 119 overtime victory over Fishburne Military School.
  • Averaged 16.2 points, 12 rebounds and 6.7 blocked shots as a senior in 2010-11 while leading North Edgecombe High School in Tarboro, N.C. to a 21-3 record and the Tar Roanoke Conference Championship. He was the 2012 conference tournament MVP.
  • Named the MVP of two post-season all-star games. He scored 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the U.S. All-Stars over the Capital All-Stars 105-93 in the Capital Classic in Alexandria, Va. on April 21, 2012. He produced 22 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocked shots -- including a swat in the closing seconds to preserve the victory -- to lead the East team to a 84-82 win in a Jordan Brand Classic regional game in Charlotte, N.C. on April 14, 2012.
  • Won a gold medal with the 2012 USA Basketball Men's U18 National Team in the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship, played June 16-20 in Sao Sebastiáo do Paraiso, Brazil. He averaged 5.4 points and 4.2 rebounds as USA swept its five games in the event.
  • Also participated in football and track in high school.
  • Shattered a backboard in practice during his senior year in high school.
  • Originally signed a national letter-of-intent with Virginia Tech. He was released from that and then chose to attend UofL after receiving offers from Florida, Alabama, Kentucky, Cincinnati and South Carolina.


  • Born Jan. 26, 1994 ... Son of Samuel and Selena Harrell ... Has two younger brothers (Cadarius and Quatauis) ... Major is sports medicine.
  • Personal goal at UofL is to "get a good education and be the best basketball player I can be."
  • Enjoys fishing and spending time with friends and family in his spare time.
  • Chose to attend UofL because "it's a great school, a great program, the basketball program is amazing and it feels like home here."
  • Best basketball advice given to him was to never give up.
  • His dad and his grandmother have had the greatest influence on his athletic career.
  • Wanted to wear No. 24 because "I love the number and have worn it since I was 13."
  • Best moment of his athletic career to date was when he had 51 points, 18 dunks, 17 rebounds and six blocks in a game.
  • If you walked into his dorm room, the first thing you would notice is his shoes.
  • Most proud of "the person I have become."
  • Best thing about being a Cardinal is the fan base.
  • What impresses him the most about Coach Pitino: everything -- he knows what he is talking about on and off the court.
  • Would most like to meet Jeff Green.


  • Basketball Player: Jeff Green
  • NBA Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Athlete, Other than a basketball player: Troy Polamalu
  • Movies: Friday
  • TV Shows: Martin
  • Web Site: YouTube
  • Actor: Ice Cube
  • Comedian: Mike Epps
  • Subject: English
  • Musical Group/Singer: Kendrick Lamar
  • Foods: Mexican
  • Vacation spot: Florida
  • Best Player Ever Faced: C.J. Leslie
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