#5 DJ Harvey


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


  • Transferred to Vanderbilt from Notre Dame after 2018-19 season
  • Averaged 8.8 points per game in two seasons with the Fighting Irish, and 10.8 points per game as a sophomore
  • Sat out 2019-20 season due to NCAA transfer rules

Sophomore at Notre Dame (2018-19):

  • Matched his career-high with 37 minutes played at Florida State (2/25/19), leading the team with 18 points on six-of-14 shooting
  • Put two back-to-back consistent performances together at Miami (2/10/19) with 14 points, then followed with 18 points and a season-high eight rebounds in the victory over Georgia Tech (2/10/19)
  • Scored 16 points in a season-high 33 minutes at No. 10/10 Virginia Tech (1/1/19) while grabbing seven rebounds
  • Posted one of the best games of his career against Jacksonville (12/20/18), matching his career-high with 19 points on a career-best four three-point field goals, while also playing 29 minutes with five rebounds and three assists
  • Continued his efficiency at the offensive end in the victory over Purdue (12/15/18) 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 the victory over Illinois (11/27/18) with a career-high 19 points on eight shots (5-of-8) with six rebounds and a steal. Thirteen of those 19 points came in the second half, when Harvey shot 4-of-5 from the field and played 17 minutes

Freshman at Notre Dame (2017-18):

  • Had surgery on his left knee in Chicago the week of February 26, 2018, and was sidelined for six to eight months
  • Flirted with his first career double-double against North Carolina (1/13/18), finishing with nine points and eight rebounds
  • Overcame a tough shooting day at Syracuse (1/6/18) to grab a career-best nine rebounds while playing a career-high 31 minutes
  • Made his first career start (after the loss of Bonzie Colson due to injury) and responded with a career-high 17 points, three three-point field goals and 30 minutes played in the victory over NC State (1/3/18)
  • Hit double-figure scoring for second time during his rookie season against Chaminade (1/29/17) in the Maui Invitational, shooting four-for-five from the field with 12 points and two assists
  • Poured in 16 points in 22 minutes in the victory over Chicago State (11/16/17)

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 number one player in the state of Maryland by 24/7 Sports and MaxPreps
  • National player rankings included No. 21 (MaxPreps), No. 43 (SI.com), No. 43 (Scout), No. 44 (24/7 Sports), 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 7.0 rebounds during his junior season.


  • Full name is Darren Scott Harvey Jr.
  • Son of Darren and Yelonda Harvey.
  • Has three siblings, Die, Devin, and Collin.
  • Majoring in Communication Studies.
  • Advice for young people: “Never stop working. Trust the process.”