Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has assigned forward Mike Harris to Houston’s single-affiliation NBA D-League partner the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. Harris, who earned his third Call-Up of the season from Rio Grande Valley on Mar. 24, will join the Vipers for their decisive Quarterfinals Game Three against the Reno Bighorns.

Harris (6-6, 235, Rice) averaged a league-leading 27.1 points (.582, 363-624 FG), 10.5 rebounds (third in D-League), 1.9 assists and 1.18 steals in 34 games (31 starts) with the Vipers. He also finished eighth in the D-League with 18 double-doubles. Harris earned NBA D-League Player of the Month for Jan. 2010 and was named the NBA D-League Performer of the Week two times this season (Jan. 11-17 and Mar. 8-14). He was also named to the D-League’s 2010 Western Conference All-Star Team. Harris scored a career-high 48 points (second-highest total in Vipers history) with a career-best 24 rebounds (tied a Vipers franchise record) at Dakota (1/17/10).

In eight games with Houston, Harris averaged 3.1 points and 2.5 rebounds. Harris led the Rockets with a career-best eight rebounds at Oklahoma City (3/24/10), adding seven points (3-9 FG), a career-high-tying two steals, one assist and one block in 26:12 of action off the bench.