After selecting Malachi Flynn, a 22-year-old guard in the first round, the Toronto Raptors doubled down in the second, selecting Jalen Harris, another 22-year-old combo guard with the 59th overall pick in Wednesday's NBA Draft.
Harris is a 6-foot-5, 195-pound redshirt junior who spent two seasons at Louisiana Tech before transferring to Nevada for his redshirt junior season. He averaged 21.7 points on 44.6% shooting with 6.5 rebounds and 3.9 assists.
"An appealing athlete with some juice off the dribble, Harris had a big first year at Nevada after transferring from Louisiana Tech and sitting out a season," Sports Illustrated's Jeremy Woo wrote of Harris. "While his game is ball-dominant and occasionally a bit wild, Harris’s athleticism and scoring instincts are impressive. He takes and makes a lot of tough shots, but will have to pick his spots better to succeed in the pros. As far as scoring is concerned, he’s a viable second-round option. But Harris will have to figure out what else he can bring to the table as a role player."
Harris and Flynn actually played each other twice last year with San Diego State University besting Nevada both times, 68-55 and 83-76. Harris averaged 21.5 points in the two games while Flynn scored 14 points in the first meeting and a career-high 36 points in their second meeting.
Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly states the number of times SDSU and Nevada played last season.