Harris, Fort Wayne in NBA D-League Finals, Game 1 today

April 24, 2014
Ramon Harris Basketball

Photo credit by Michelle Davies | The Journal Gazette

The last time Ramon Harris of Anchorage hoisted a championship trophy at the end of the basketball season, he was at West High.

That was 2006.

Now 25, Harris is the closest he’s been in years with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants having advanced to the NBA D-League Finals against the Santa Cruz Warriors. Game 1 of the best-of-3 series is tonight.

“I definitely want some type of championship on my resume,” he told me.

Harris is a reserve forward in his second season with the Mad Ants. The 6-foot-7 Alaskan averaged a career-high 6.2 points and 3.3 rebounds in 41 games this season.

The Mad Ants won 34 of 50 games to secure the No. 1 seed in the playoffs.

They swept Santa Cruz in two games during the regular season.

Harris barely played in the first game, a 113-111 victory. He logged three minutes, three rebounds and an assist. He missed his only shot attempt.

In the second game, he played 15 minutes and scored seven points in a 126-118 win.