Honors & Awards
Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2019)
Amir Harris made significant strides as a freshman, moving into the starting line before suffering a meniscus injury in the regular-season finale against Iowa. He played in 23 contests, averaging 2.2 points and 2.5 rebounds per game in 11.7 minutes per game.
Harris, who missed six games earlier in the season because of mono, was playing some of his best basketball prior to the knee injury, averaging 6.0 points and 4.6 rebounds per game while averaging 23 minutes in his final five appearances. Harris showed his potential in the Huskers’ 93-91 overtime win against Iowa on March 10, finishing with career highs in points (eight), rebounds (10) and assists (two) while hitting the go-ahead basket with 10.8 seconds left in overtime. He made his first career start at No. 9 Michigan State on March 5, totaling four points, five boards and two assists in 31 minutes. He also had a then-season-high eight points at No. 9 Michigan while adding four rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots. Harris began the surge with four points, two blocked shots, two rebounds and a steal in 23 minutes at Penn State on Feb. 19 before adding six points, two rebounds and a blocked shot in 12 minutes against No. 15 Purdue on Feb. 23. Prior to the Penn State game, he saw limited action since returning to action on Jan. 10, as he played just 51 minutes in a nine-game stretch from Jan. 10 to Feb. 16. Before he was sidelined in early December, Harris played in NU’s first nine contests, playing at least 10 minutes in five contests. He had six points and five rebounds in the opener against Mississippi Valley State and four points and four boards in 21 minutes against Southeastern Louisiana.
Harris was one of the top players in the mid-Atlantic region playing for Coach Dan Prete at St. James School in Hagerstown, Md. Harris was a three-star recruit by both Rivals and 247Sports and was ranked by Rivals as the No. 32 point guard in the class of 2018.
As a senior, he averaged 11.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 6.4 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.4 blocks per game, as St. James went 19-11 and won the Mid-Atlantic Conference Tournament Championship. Harris showed his versatility in the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Conference championship, totaling 11 points, 13 assists and eight rebounds. For his efforts, he was the Hagerstown Herald-Mail Player of the Year and a first-team DMVelite All-Maryland Team selection in 2017-18.
He was a three-time all-county selection during his high school career. As a junior, Harris helped St. Maria Goretti High School to a 29-9 record, averageing 8.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.3 steals per game and leading the team in both assists (4.3 pg) and blocks (1.3 pg). During his sophomore campaign, he chipped in 12.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 3.1 steals per game for South Hagerstown High School, earning all-county honors for the first time. He played AAU basketball for New World and Coach Renard Phillips.
Harris shined in the classroom, carrying a 4.0 GPA throughout his high school career. He also looked at Rhode Island and Auburn before selecting Nebraska.
Harris is the son of Lee and Chante Harris and was born on July 14, 2000, in Frederick, Md. Harris is the oldest of five kids with three younger brothers, Avani, Avree and Ace, and one younger sister, Atoria. Harris is a marketing major at Nebraska.