Othella Harrington

Drafted #30 in the 1996 NBA Draft by the Rockets
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
Weight: 232 lbs (105 kg)
Position: PF
High School: Murrah High School (Mississippi)
Hometown: Jackson, MS
College: Georgetown
Current Team: Georgetown
Win - Loss: 5 - 3


NBA Scouting Reports, Southeastern Division (Part 1)

Matt Williams
Matt Williams
May 06, 2008, 11:56 pm
Overview: A hefty veteran big-man who has had trouble with injuries throughout his career, and is probably on his last legs in the NBA. Harrington is still physically strong, but doesn’t have much explosiveness left after his last knee surgery. Rebounds the ball pretty well, and can use his strength to score some point on the inside. Career at Georgetown was solid and extremely consistent based on those two factors alone.. Though he doesn’t play many minutes, he has solid character, and is willing to go the extra mile for his teammates on the court.

Offense: Gets almost half of his albeit limited touches in the post, where he goes to his left hand almost exclusively to finish. Shows decent elevation on his turnaround jumper for a veteran, but doesn’t connect on his shots at a very impressive clip. Other touches come from cuts and offensive rebounds, which is indicative of his very small role. Does a good job using his bulk to set screens, and generally take up space down low. One negative aspect of his game is the number of turnovers he commits considering his limited minutes.

Defense: Tends to commit too many fouls on the defensive end, which is the result of his physically aggressive nature and the lack of athleticism he suffers. Can provide some minutes down low on occasion, but he no longer has the foot speed to contain many of the players he matches up against. Is slowly being worked out of Charlotte’s rotation, but will still see some minutes until Charlotte’s younger post men are ready to handle a bigger workload.