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Fresno State’s Marvelle Harris earns Knicks summer league invite

Fresno State’s Marvelle Harris, the Mountain West Conference Player of the Year for 2015-16 who departed as the Bulldogs’ leading career scorer, has earned a Summer League invitation from the NBA’ New York Knicks.
Fresno State’s Marvelle Harris, the Mountain West Conference Player of the Year for 2015-16 who departed as the Bulldogs’ leading career scorer, has earned a Summer League invitation from the NBA’ New York Knicks. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Fresno State’s career scoring leader Marvelle Harris has earned a shot at the NBA after being passed over during the league’s two-round draft Thursday.

The New York Knicks have invited the 6-foot-4, 210-pounder out of Rialto to compete in their summer league program, according to Chris Haynes of and the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Harris was named Mountain West Player of the Year and an Associated Press All-America honorable mention on his way to leading the Bulldogs to the 2016 conference tournament championship and NCAA Tournament berth. He set the school’s single-season scoring record with 725 points, besting Carl Ray Harris’ mark of 694 in 1993-94, and totaled 2,031 points in surpassing Melvin Ely (1,951 points, 1999-02) for the career record.

There was no immediate confirmation from the team, but Harris on Friday retweeted Haynes’ report and accepted congratulations from friends and fans.

The Knicks, who did not have a selection in the draft, finished 13th in the Eastern Conference at 32-50 last season.

New York’s offseason bid to remake its roster included a big trade this week, acquiring oft-injured Chicago star Derrick Rose – a deal that sent ex-Memorial High star Robin Lopez, among others, to the Bulls.

2016 NBA draft team-by-team

Team-by-team breakdown of the players each team ended up with in the NBA Draft on Thursday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. (includes proposed trades).

Atlanta Hawks

1 (12) Taurean Prince, f, Baylor (from Utah)

1 (21) DeAndre Bembry, g, Saint Joseph’s

2 (44) Isaia Cordinier, g, Denain, France

Boston Celtics

1 (3) Jaylen Brown, f, California

1 (16) Guerschon Yabusele, f, Rouen, France

1 (23) Ante Zizic, c, Cibona, Croatia

2 (45) Demetrius Jackson, g, Notre Dame

2 (51) Ben Bentil, f, Providence

2 (58) Abdel Nader, f, Iowa State

Brooklyn Nets

1 (20) Caris LaVert, g, Michigan (from Indiana)

2 (42) Isaiah Whitehead, g, Seton Hall (from Utah)

Charlotte Hornets


Chicago Bulls

1 (14) Denzel Valentine, g, Michigan State

2 (48) Paul Zipser, f, FC Bayern Munich, Germany

Cleveland Cavaliers

2 (54) Kay Felder, g, Oakland (from Atlanta)

Dallas Mavericks

2 (46) A.J. Hammons, c, Purdue

Denver Nuggets

1 (7) Jamal Murray, g, Kentucky

1 (15) Juancho Hernangomez, f, Estudiantes, Spain

1 (19) Malik Beasley, g, Florida State

2 (53) Petr Cornelie, f, Le Mans, France

2 (56) Daniel Hamilton, f, UConn

Detroit Pistons

1 (18) Henry Ellenson, f, Marquette

2 (49) Michael Gbinije, f, Syracuse

Golden State Warriors

1 (30) Damian Jones, c, Vanderbilt

2 (38) Patrick McCaw, g, UNLV (from Milwaukee)

Houston Rockets

2 (37) Chinanu Onuaku, c, Louisville

2 (43) Zhou Qi, Xinjiang, c, China

Indiana Pacers

2 (50) George Niang, f, Iowa State

L.A. Clippers

1 (25) Brice Johnson, f, North Carolina

2 (39) David Michineau, g, Chalon, France (from New Orleans)

2 (40) Diamond Stone, c, Maryland (from New Orleans)

L.A. Lakers

1 (2) Brandon Ingram, f, Duke

2 (32) Ivica Zubac, c, Mega Leks, Serbia

Memphis Grizzlies

1 (17) Wade Baldwin IV, g, Vanderbilt

2 (31) Deyonta Davis, f, Michigan State (from Boston)

2 (35) Rade Zagorac, f, Mega Leks, Serbia (from Boston)

2 (57) Wang Zhelin, c, Fujian, China

Miami Heat


Milwaukee Bucks

1 (10) Thon Maker, f, Orangeville Prep/Athlete Institute

2 (36) Malcolm Brogdon, g, Virginia

Minnesota Timberwolves

1 (5) Kris Dunn, g, Providence

New Orleans Pelicans

1 (6) Buddy Hield, g, Oklahoma

2 (33) Cheick Diallo, c, Kansas (from L.A. Clippers)

New York Knicks


Oklahoma City Thunder

1 (11) Domantas Sabonis, f, Gonzaga (from Orlando)

Orlando Magic

2 (41) Stephen Zimmerman, c, UNLV

2 (47) Jake Layman, f, Maryland

Philadelphia 76ers

1 (1) Ben Simmons, f, LSU

1 (24) Timothe Luwawu, g, Mega Leks, Serbia

1 (26) Furkan Korkmaz, g, Efes, Turkey

Phoenix Suns

1 (4) Dragan Bender, f, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel

1 (8) Marquese Chriss, f, Washington (from Sacramento)

2 (34) Tyler Ulis, g, Kentucky

Portland Trail Blazers


Sacramento Kings

1 (13) Georgios Papagiannis, c, Panathinaikos, Greece (from Phoenix)

1 (22) Malachi Richardson, g, Syracuse (from Charlotte)

1 (28) Skal Labissiere, f, Kentucky (from Phoenix)

2 (59) Isaiah Cousins, g, Oklahoma

San Antonio Spurs

1 (29) Dejounte Murray, g, Washington

Toronto Raptors

1 (9) Jakob Poeltl, c, Utah

1 (27) Pascal Siakam, f, New Mexico State

Utah Jazz

2 (52) Joel Bolomboy, f, Weber State

2 (55) Marcus Paige, g, North Carolina (from Brooklyn)

2 (60) Tyrone Wallace, g, California

Washington Wizards