July 1, 2004
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Trevor Harvey, who averaged 8.4 points and led the Seminoles with a field goal shooting percentage of .590 in 2003, has been added to the New York Knicks’ summer league roster and will begin practicing with the team beginning July 6 at the Madison Square Garden Training Center in Tarrytown, N.Y. The Knicks’ summer league team will participate in NBA Summer Pro League at Long Beach State University in Long Beach, Calif.
Harvey is one of 12 rookies on the 16-member team and the only player on the roster who played his collegiate basketball in the Atlantic Coast Conference. He is joined on the team by the Knicks’ 2004 second round draft choice Trevor Ariza (UCLA) and returning veterans Michael Sweetney (Georgetown), Frank Williams (Illinois) and DerMarr Johnson (Cincinnati) among others.
Before play on the six-game schedule begins July 10, the team will have four days of practice at MSG Training Center and then depart for California. The team will begin league play July 10 against the L.A. Clippers. The league will run from July 10 to July 17. Harvey and Knicks will also compete against the summer teams from the Lakers, Warriors, Grizzlies, Spurs, and Mavericks.
Harvey played in Turkey during the 2003-04 season for Fenerbahce Istanbul where he helped lead the team to the semifinals of the FIBA Europe Cup. Harvey averaged 1.5 blocks per game, which was the third highest in the league.
This marks the second consecutive summer Harvey has worked to earn a spot on an NBA roster. In July of 2003 Harvey played for the Pistons’ summer league team. He also participated in the NBA Pre-Draft Camp in Chicago following his senior year at Florida State and a averaged 5.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocked shots while shooting an even .500 percent from the field.
During Harvey’s senior year at Florida State he averaged 8.4 points (fourth on the team), 5.1 rebounds (third) and a team-leading 1.2 blocks per game while averaging a career-high 18.4 minutes and playing in a career-high 29 games for the Seminoles during the 2002-03 season. He led the team in field goal percentage (.590) and was tied for first in offensive rebounds (2.0 orpg) and was fourth in steals (1.1). During the season, he established career-highs in 17 different statistical categories and finished eighth in the ACC in blocked shots.