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Posted on Sun, Mar 18, 2012 : 11:30 a.m.

Ex-Michigan guard Manny Harris signed by the Cavaliers for the rest of the season

By Nick Baumgardner

Manny Harris is back in business, for the rest of the season.

The Cleveland Cavaliers announced Saturday that Harris, a former Michigan basketball guard, has been signed for the remainder of the current NBA season.

Harris, who had been starring for Canton in the NBA Development League, signed a pair of 10-day contracts with the Cavs before being brought back full-time.


Former Michigan guard Manny Harris, center, was signed by the Cleveland Cavaliers for the remainder of the NBA season.

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Prior to the season, Harris -- who played in 54 games with Cleveland a year ago -- was waived after suffering a preseason foot injury.

He then went on to average 21.4 points and 7.9 rebounds in 17 NBADL games before being brought back for a pair of 10-day contracts.

This season, Harris has only appeared in three games -- seeing extended minutes just once, when he scored nine points in 18 minutes against the Chicago Bulls.

After opting to forgo his senior year at Michigan following the 2009-10 season, Harris was not selected in the 2010 NBA Draft. He earned a training camp invite as an undrafted rookie with the Cavaliers, eventually making the team and playing the 2010-11 season.

In three years at Michigan, Harris averaged 17 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists. Despite playing just three years at Michigan, Harris finished his career at No. 10 on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,668 points.

The Detroit native also ended his time at No. 9 on the all-time assist list (336), No. 4 on the all-time free throw percentage list (82.74 percent) and No. 32 on the all-time rebounding list (559).

Nick Baumgardner covers Michigan basketball for He can be reached at 734-623-2514, by email at and followed on Twitter @nickbaumgardner.

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