“Pretty good for a guy coming in on a 10-day contract.”
Those were the words of Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy after his team’s newest acquisition, 6-foot-10 forward Justin Harper, connected on 3-of-5 three-pointers and scored a season-high nine points in a 114-101 win over the Toronto Raptors.
Harper, called up from the D-League’s L.A. D-Fenders last week, was brought on board to shore up a front line trudging its way through injury woes.
After making garbage time appearances during his first two games in Detroit, Harper got the early call on Sunday after Tobias Harris picked up two early fouls, showing no hesitance in knocking down two first quarter triples.
“You gotta make it count,” Harper said, according to Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press. “When Tobias got the two fouls early, it’s a surprise, but you gotta be ready. I was glad with the way I responded today.”