The NBA announced Monday that Tobias Harris is one of 10 finalists for the season-long NBA Cares Community Assist Award. A panel of NBA judges, as well as fan voting, will determine the winner of the honor, given annually to the NBA player "who best reflects the passion that the league and its players share for giving back to their communities," according to a press release. As the winner of March's Community Assist Award, Harris earned an automatic nomination for the season-long award.
To cast their ballot for the Orlando Magic's young, community-minded forward, fans can post use the hashtags #NBACommunityAssist and #TobiasHarris via Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Voting ends on Monday, April 27th. If Harris wins, the NBA will donate $25,000 to the charity of his choice.
The league has certainly taken notice of Harris' notable efforts to brighten the Central Florida community. In addition to the nomination for the NBA Cares Community Assist Award, Harris is also up for the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award, an honor for which the Pro Basketball Writers Association votes. And for the second straight season, Harris took home the Rich and Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award, sharing the 2015 honor with Victor Oladipo.
Like Harris, the group of Anthony Davis, Ben McLemore, Joakim Noah, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, and Russell Westbrook automatically earned consideration for the season-long honor by winning one of the monthly awards. The NBA nominated Tyson Chandler, Damian Lillard, and Pau Gasol as well, bringing the overall field to 10 players.