Sydmill Harris (2002-05)
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Four-year letterwinner ... sharp-shooting athletic swingman who was a key member of UT's backcourt rotation throughout his career ... member of four NCAA Tournament teams ... tied the UT career record for most NCAA Tournament games played (12) ... helped the Longhorns advance to the NCAA "Sweet 16" for a school-record three consecutive seasons (2002, 2003, 2004), including the run to the Final Four in 2003 (first appearance by Texas since 1947) ... tied for seventh in school history in career games played (124) ... also ranked sixth in UT history in career three-point percentage (.372), seventh in three-pointers made (165) and seventh in career three-pointers attempted (443) ... Big 12 All-Reserve choice as a sophomore ... the first European-born player (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) in school history.
As a Senior in 2004-05
Played in 28 games, making 13 starts ... saw his minutes nearly double from 10.9 mpg as a junior to 21.6 mpg ... posted six double-digit scoring efforts and connected on at least two 3-pointers in 14 games during the season ... began the year by converting 15-of-26 (.577) three-pointers in his first six contests ... had nine points (3-of-5 threes) in the season opener against Texas State (Nov. 19) ... recorded 12 points (3-of-4 threes) in the loss to Iowa (Nov. 23) during the semifinals of the EA Sports Maui Invitational ... registered 11 points (3-of-3 threes) in 17 minutes during the win against Tennessee (Nov. 24) in Maui ... connected on 8-of-11 three-pointers (.727) during the three games in Maui ... set a career high with seven boards to go along with eight points in the win over Coppin State (Nov. 29) ... had 10 points (4-of-4 FT) in the win at Seton Hall (Dec. 4) ... missed three consecutive games (UNLV, Memphis and Baylor) with a groin injury ... scored 11 points (5-of-6 FT) in the win at Nebraska (Jan. 15) ... re-aggravated the groin injury in the first half of the home loss to Iowa State (Feb. 5) ... only played two minutes in the second half of that contests ... gutted it out to play 27 minutes in the loss at Colorado (Feb. 8) ... came up big in the home overtime win against Kansas State (Feb. 12), posting a season-high 17 points (5-of-8 threes) in a career-high 36 minutes ... followed with 14 points (3-of-5 threes) in the home victory against Texas A&M (Feb. 16) ... tied his career high with three assists at Baylor (Feb. 19) ... had seven points (2-of-4 FG) in 24 minutes in the upset at No. 8 Oklahoma State (March 5).
As a Junior in 2003-04
Played in 30 of a possible 33 games, making seven starts ... began the year as the starting shooting guard and started seven of UT's first nine contests ... early struggles with consistency and ball-handling led to him coming off the bench ... averaged 4.0 points in 10.9 minutes per contest ... had four double-digit scoring games on the season ... recorded a season-high 23 points (7-of-11 FG, 5-of-8 threes) against Sam Houston State (Nov. 24)... posted 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting including 2-of-3 from beyond the arc against Wofford (Dec. 4) ... had nine points (4-of-8 FG) in a career-high 29 minutes against No. 3 Duke (Dec. 20) ... added nine points (3-of-5 threes) in 15 minutes during the home win against Baylor (Jan. 10) ... tied for the team lead with 13 points (3-of-3 threes) in just 11 minutes of work in the home victory against Colorado (Feb. 4) ... reached double figures in scoring for the first time in a span of eight games, when he recorded 10 points (3-of-8 threes) in 15 minutes at Kansas State (March 6) ... posted five points (2-of-3 FG) in 13 minutes during the NCAA "Sweet 16" contest against Xavier (March 26).
As a Sophomore in 2002-03
One of five players named to the Big 12 All-Reserve team (by league's media) ... played in all 33 games ... ranked seventh on the team in scoring (6.2 ppg) and tied for sixth in minutes (16.0 mpg) ... third on the squad in 3-point FG percentage (.368, 49-of-133) ... reached double figures in scoring in nine games ... recorded a career-high 25 points (9-of-11 FG) and hit a career-best 6-of-6 threes in 22 minutes against Notre Dame during the championship game of the BB&T Classic (Dec. 8) ... his perfect day from behind the arc tied a school record for highest single-game three-point field goal percentage (1.000, min. 6 attempts) ... earned a spot on the five-person All-Tournament team at the BB&T Classic, averaging 15.5 points while hitting 11-of-16 (.688) field goals and 6-of-8 three-pointers (.750) ... had 12 points in a season-high 27 minutes at No. 1 Arizona (Dec. 15) ... tallied 14 points (5-of-8 FG) and hit 4-of-5 threes in 25 minutes during the home win against Mount St. Mary's (Jan. 5) ... registered 10 points (3-of-5 threes) in the home victory against Iowa State (Jan. 11) ... recorded 11 points (4-of-8 FG) and converted 3-of-6 threes during the win at Baylor (Jan. 15) ... had 17 points (4-of-6 FG, 6-of-7 FT) and hit 3-of-5 threes in the win at Texas A&M (Feb. 8) ... posted 13 points (4-of-5 FG) and hit 3-of-4 threes during the Big 12 tourney quarterfinal against Texas Tech (March 14) ... registered 11 points (3-of-6 threes) in 13 minutes during the NCAA First Round win against UNC Asheville (March 21) ... recorded 12 points (all in the first half) on 4-of-6 shooting (2-of-4 threes) in 18 minutes in the NCAA "Elite Eight" victory against Michigan State (March 30).
As a Freshman in 2001-02
Made an immediate impact as a true freshman by playing in 33 games, including one start (vs. Oregon State) ... led the team in 3-point FG percentage (.395) and ranked second in 3-pointers made (47) and seventh in scoring (5.9 ppg) ... his 3-point FG percentage tied for fifth on UT's single-season chart ... averaged 8.2 ppg while hitting 15-of-34 (.441) three-pointers in 16.3 mpg during the final eight contests ... recorded a season-high 15 points (5-of-9 threes) in the season opener vs. Arizona (Nov. 17), tying for the third-most points in a UT freshman debut ... knocked down three 3-pointers vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Dec. 5) ... posted 10 points (3-of-7 FG) vs. Washington State (Dec. 10) ... scored nine points (4-of-5 FG) vs. Providence (Jan. 7) ... registered 13 points (4-of-6 threes) vs. Baylor (Jan. 12) ... was 3-of-6 from the field for eight points vs. Nebraska (Jan. 19) ... recorded 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting, including two 3-pointers, vs. Colorado (Feb. 9) ... hit two 3-pointers vs. No. 2 Kansas (Feb. 11) and No. 13 Oklahoma State in back-to-back home games against AP Top 25 opponents ... poured in 14 points, including four 3-pointers, at No. 6 Oklahoma (Feb. 23) ... also scored 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting vs. Texas Tech (Feb. 26) ... posted 13 points on 4-of-5 shooting (3-of-4 threes) at Iowa State (Mar. 2).
Caland Lyceum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands ... played one year for the Dutch Senior National Team (head coach Maartan Van Gent) and for the Ricoh Astronauts club team (high school system in Holland does not sponsor athletics programs) ... starter at shooting guard for the Dutch National team which advanced to the European League playoff semifinal round (deepest run by Holland in European League tourney in 20 years) ... starter at shooting guard for the Ricoh team who earned Rookie of the Year honors in the Dutch League and led his team to the Dutch League championship ... averaged 7.5 points per game while hitting 34.5% (38-of-110) from the FIBA three-point arc (20' 6.1" as opposed to NCAA three-point line at 19' 9") ... four-year starter at small forward for the Dutch Junior National Team (head coach Ben Ponsioan) ... top scorer on the junior squad during all four seasons ... earned MVP honors at two regular-season tournaments in France while playing with the Junior National Team ... competed in the prestigious Nike Europe Camp.
Full name is Sydmill Elgin Harris ... son of Oscar and Ilse Harris ... father is an award-winning singer in The Netherlands ... born Jan. 12, 1982 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands ... fluent in five languages (Dutch, French, German, English and Suriname) ... majoring in sociology.