Kentucky career ends for Harris (Basketball)

March 27, 2010
Ramon Harris

What a ride it was for Anchorage’s Ramon Harris at arguably the NCAA’s most sacred men’s basketball program.

The 6-foot-7 senior saw his University of Kentucky career end after today’s 73-66 loss to West Virginia in the East Regional final in New York, leaving him one game shy of reaching his first Final Four.

Harris, of West High fame, finished with two points and one assist in his last game in his No. 5 jersey.

He is the only Alaskan to bask in the limelight of Lexington, helping the Wildcats win 70 percent the games during his four-year career that stretched 106 games, including 55 starts.

Harris played for three head coaches (Tubby, Billy and Calipari) and was on the floor the night Kentucky became the NCAA’s first program with 2,000 all-time wins.

He played in a half dozen NCAA Tournament games, scoring in four of them.

For his career, Harris scored 358 points, grabbed 294 rebounds and dished 108 assists. He didn’t put up monster numbers because his role was defined by defense and dirty work.

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