DJ Harvey - Men's Basketball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#5 DJ Harvey Season 2019-20


Class Redshirt Sophomore
Height 6'6"
Weight 235
Hometown Bowie, Md.
High School DeMatha
Major Communication Studies

As a Senior (2020-21)

  • Played in 23 games, started 10 and averaged 19.6 minutes per game
  • Scored in double figures eight times
  • Finished the season with 6.3 points and 2.8 rebounds per game, 11 assists and 11 steals
  • Shot 39 percent overall, 37 percent from 3 and 89 percent from the free throw line
  • Averaged 14.5 points and 5.0 rebounds at SEC Tournament
  • Season-high 17 points and five rebounds in first round SEC Tournament win over Texas A&M (March 10)
  • Scored 16 points on 6 of 10 shooting with four rebounds against Arkansas (Jan. 23)
  • Eight points, five rebounds and two steals in season debut against Valparaiso (Nov. 27)

As a Junior (2019-20)

  • Did not play due to NCAA transfer rules

As a Sophomore at Notre Dame (2018-19):

  • Matched his career-high with 37 minutes played at Florida State and led the team with 18 points on 6 of 14 shooting
  • Put two back-to-back consistent performances together at Miami with 14 points then followed with 18 points and a season-high eight rebounds in a victory over Georgia Tech
  • Scored 16 points in a season-high 33 minutes at Virginia Tech while grabbing seven rebounds
  • Posted one of the best games of his career against Jacksonville by matching his career-high with 19 points on a career-best four 3-point field goals while also playing 29 minutes with five rebounds and three assists
  • Continued his efficiency at the offensive end in a victory over Purdue with 19 points on 10 shots, going 3-for-5 behind the arc with five rebounds in 22 minutes
  • Flashed a return to form in a victory over Illinois with a career-high 19 points on eight shots (5 of 8) with six rebounds and a steal – 13 of those 19 points came in the second half when Harvey shot 4 of 5 from the field and played 17 minutes

As a Freshman at Notre Dame (2017-18):

  • Flirted with first career double-double against North Carolina by finishing with nine points and eight rebounds
  • Grabbed a career-best nine rebounds while playing a career-high 31 minutes
  • Made his first career start and responded with a career-high 17 points, three 3-point field goals and 30 minutes played in a victory over North Carolina State
  • Hit double-figure scoring for second time during against Chaminade in the Maui Invitational by shooting 4-for-5 from the field with 12 points and two assists
  • Poured in 16 points in 22 minutes in a victory over Chicago State

High School:

  • Averaged 17.3 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists during his senior year at DeMatha High School
  • Led DeMatha to 118 wins in his four years at the school, third all-time behind former Pittsburgh guard James Robinson (122) and former Kentucky guard Keith Bogans (120)
  • A 2014 and 2015 first-team All-D.C. Metro Selection
  • Ranked as the No. 1 player in the state of Maryland by 24/7 Sports and MaxPreps
  • National player rankings included No. 21 (MaxPreps), No. 43 (, No. 43 (Scout), No. 44 (247Sports), No. 47 (ESPN) and No. 51 (Rivals)
  • Joined former Irish All-American Adrian Dantley as the only DeMatha players to start a varsity game as a true freshman
  • Averaged 15.4 points and seven rebounds during his junior season

The Harvey File

  • Full name is Darren Scott Harvey Jr
  • Averaged 8.8 points per game in two seasons with the Fighting Irish and 10.8 points per game as a sophomore
  • Son of Darren and Yelonda Harvey
  • Has three siblings, Dia, Devin and Collin
  • Majoring in Communication Studies
  • Advice for young people: “Never stop working. Trust the process.”