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Former Chelan High School star Joe Harris stuns Stephen Curry to win 2019 NBA 3-point contest

Joe Harris had a Saturday night to remember.

The former Chelan High School star stunned Golden State Warriors All-Star Stephen Curry in the 2019 NBA 3-point contest, hitting 12 consecutive shots in the final round to finish with a score of 26 points. Curry finished second with 24 points.

Harris, who was Washington’s Mr. Basketball in 2010, barely made the finals, finishing behind Curry and Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield in the opening round. But Harris put on a show in the final round, stunning the NBA All-Star Saturday night crowd by outshooting arguably the best shooter in the world.

Harris is in his fifth season in the NBA and enjoying his best year. Through 54 games for the Nets the 6-6 forward was averaging 13.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists while shooting 47 percent from the 3-point line.

Harris played for his dad, Joe Harris Sr., at Chelan High School from 2006-2010. He went on to play for Tony Bennett at Virginia from 2010-2014, then was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round of the 2014 NBA draft.

Catching up with Washington high school basketball coaching legend Joe Harris, Chelan High School

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