Maurice José "Moe" Harkless is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the St. John's Red Storm before being drafted 15th overall, after his freshman season, in the 2012 NBA draft. Harkless has represented the Puerto Rican national team.
Harkless was born and raised in New York City. He attended Forest Hills High School in Queens, before transferring to South Kent School in Connecticut prior to his senior season. He earned all-metro honors from both the New York Daily News and New York Post in 2008–09 and 2009–10, in addition to being named the New York Daily News's Queens High School Player of the Year in 2009–10 after averaging 16.5 points and 11.5 rebounds. At South Kent in 2010–11, he averaged 27.2 points, 13.6 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 3.1 blocks and 1.6 steals per game. He was named MVP at the 2011 Kobe Bryant Classic in Philadelphia.