Tobias Harris succeeding on and off the court


Tobias Harris is undoubtedly one of the most underrated players in the NBA at the moment. He is currently the Los Angeles Clippers’ leading scorer, due to his work ethic and outstanding productivity.

After the humble Harris won the Player of the Month accolade in October and November, the 6-foot-9 forward’s accomplishments led to flourishing excitement and support from his family, teammates and friends.

In an interview with Kwesé Sports, Harris said: “I was telling my father the other day that the Clippers are a great team to be part of because it feels good to get a text message from pretty much every guy on the team congratulating me for my recent recognition. When you have that type of support from your peers, your brothers, your team, it feels good to go out there and play with the guys and continue to be the best team we can be.”

His personal expectations for the remainder of the season are very high because he put a lot work into improving his game play in the offseason.

“I wanted to prove to my teammates and myself that I am ready to play. Due to my determination, I worked on several aspects of my overall game. My motivation is to be the best player for our team and help win games. I pride myself on completing such high expectations,” said Harris.

The Clippers organization has had a great start to this season, due to Harris’ performance as well as that of other teammates such as Montrezl Harrell and Lou Williams.

Harris also looks poised to becoming an All-Star-caliber player as he is a team leader who acknowledges the success of the team on a consistent basis.

Harris complements his athletic talent as well by making a difference in the communities of the previous teams he’s played for. His goal is to inspire young men around the world. He has established the ‘Tobias Troops’ mentoring program to create a ‘big brother’ environment and to show boys how to make positive lifestyle choices.

On this Harris commented: “The purpose of the program is to prepare young men for the future through having them meet a variety of mentors and professionals. As a reward for their hard work, members of the program often come to Clippers games.”

Thus far, he has been very instrumental in changing the lives of many young men in Milwaukee, Orlando, Detroit and Los Angeles.

By Khari Jones Jr, Kwesé Sports reporter in Los Angeles.

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