Lusia Harris

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Lusia Harris
Lusia Harris DSU.jpg
Personal information
Born(1955-02-10)February 10, 1955
Minter City, Mississippi, U.S.
DiedJanuary 18, 2022(2022-01-18) (aged 66)
Greenwood, Mississippi, U.S.
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolAmanda Elzy
(Greenwood, Mississippi)
CollegeDelta State (1973–1977)
NBA draft1977 / Round: 7 / Pick: 137th overall
Selected by the New Orleans Jazz
Career history
1979–1980Houston Angels
Career highlights and awards
Basketball Hall of Fame as player

Lusia Harris-Stewart (born Lusia Harris; February 10, 1955 – January 18, 2022) was an American basketball player. She played for Delta State University. She won three Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) National Championships.

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She represented the United States' national team and won the silver medal in the 1976 Olympic Games. She played professional basketball with the Houston Angels of the Women's Professional Basketball League (WBL). She was the first and only woman ever officially drafted by the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Harris was honored into to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.

Death[change | change source]

Harris died on January 18, 2022 in Greenwood, Mississippi at the age of 66.[1]

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