Harrison hopes to return to the court at full strength after undergoing a pair of knee surgeries since the end of the 2006-07 season ... did not play last year and received a medical redshirt waiver ... is a developing post player who gained valuable experience as a freshman ... a physical performer who does not shy away from contact under the basket ... has a solid mid-range jumper to complement his inside game ... attended the Pete Newell Big Man Camp in 2007.
As a Freshman in 2006-07: Saw playing time in 31 games as a reserve ... his most significant action came in the Pac-10 Tournament when he helped Cal to the semifinals with wins over Oregon State and UCLA ... had two points, three rebounds, a block and a steal in 17 minutes vs. OSU in the opening round, then added a personal-high five points and two boards against UCLA in the quarterfinals ... suffered a meniscus tear in his left knee early in the semifinal game vs. Oregon and underwent surgery to repair it in the spring ... grabbed six rebounds in 12 minutes at Arizona ... also had five boards in a home win over Oregon ... did not play at home vs. Washington State due to a bruised foot.
High School: Harrison averaged 16.1 ppg, 11.1 rpg and 1.8 bpg as a senior at San Clemente HS ... also shot 51.5 percent from the floor ... scored 32 points and grabbed 17 rebounds vs. Jordan HS and had 29 points and 24 rebounds in a game vs. La Habra HS ... posted 17 double-doubles his senior year ... voted first-team All-CIF and was a member of the Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West second team ... rated the No. 19 center in the country by Rivals.com ... as a junior, contributed 16.0 ppg, 9.7 rpg and 2.1 bpg, leading the South Coast League in both rebounding and blocks ... shattered two backboards during the year ... voted to the all-league team ... selected a scholar-athlete all four years of high school.
Personal: Taylor Dean Harrison ... born March 17, 1988, in Orange, Calif. ... parents are Larry and Carol Harrison ... has a younger brother, Hayden ... lists body surfing as an off-court hobby ... intended art practice major ... has an interest in becoming a music producer.