|Born||February 10, 1955|
Minter City, Mississippi, U.S.
|Died||January 18, 2022 (aged 66)|
Greenwood, Mississippi, U.S.
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||Amanda Elzy|
|College||Delta State (1973–1977)|
|NBA draft||1977 / Round: 7 / Pick: 137th overall|
|Selected by the New Orleans Jazz|
|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.
Career[change | change source]
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.