To say Mike Harris is experienced when it comes to Chinese basketball would be a huge understatement. The American forward has been in and around the CBA since 2006, when he burst onto the scene with the Shenzhen Leopards, who were then based in Dongguan. A little while later, he was in the NBA, playing for the Houston Rockets and alongside Yao Ming himself. A couple of years after that, Harris was playing for a newly retired Yao, when the later took over his hometown Shanghai Sharks team and brought in Harris as one of the key rebuilding blocks.
Since then, Harris has continued to appear in China almost every year. After Shanghai, he spent a year with the Jiangsu Dragons, before later coming in as a midseason replacement with the Zhejiang Bulls. Last season he signed with the lowly Qingdao Eagles and helped guide them to their first ever postseason run.
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