A native of Tarboro, North Carolina, Montrezl Harrell’s 7-foot-4 wingspan helped make him a star on the basketball court. After a stellar high school career, Harrell spent one year in prep school, where he helped Hargrave Military Academy to a 38-1 season. Transferring to Louisville for his collegiate years, Harrell and the Cardinals won the 2013 NCAA tournament. Harrell’s skills continued to progress upwards during his three seasons in Louisville. His junior year, he was the recipient of the Karl Malone Award for the best power forward in college basketball.
Montrezl’s powerful play and passionate celebrations were drafted by the Houston Rockets with the 32nd overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. His rookie season, he worked as a two-way player between the Rockets and their D-League affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. Securing a set roster spot for the Rockets in his second season in the league, seeing new career highs. A multi-player trade in the 2017 off-season made Montrezl a Los Angeles Clipper. Since signing with Los Angeles, his fashion, boisterous celebrations and monster playmaking abilities have become a staple. Avery Bradley even described Harrell as the “identity of our team”.
Montrezl boasts one of the largest sneaker collections in the league but makes a point to make sure his shoe game is as loud as his game on the court. Utilizing various artists to create custom masterpieces, his shoes always speak Montrezl. Everything he does has meaning to it, whether it be a reflection of some of his childhood classic pop culture moments, or honoring his family. Collecting the rarest of sneakers and finding the original version of various collections has become a style hobby of Montrezl’s. When it comes to his fits, Harrell describes his style as “hippie, rock star type”. He’s known for mixing designer pieces with unique pieces that reflect his personality.