Harris hits 500-point benchmark in NBA D-League

November 28, 2014

Ramon Harris BasketballPersistence has paid off for Anchorage’s Ramon Harris in the NBA D-League.

The 6-foot-7 forward is finally starting on a full-time basis after coming off the bench in his first two seasons with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, including last season when he won a championship.

His extended minutes have allowed him to produce double figures in three out of the last four games, helping him average a career-best 9.8 points.

That’s nearly twice his 5.7 career average in 81 games coming into this season.

Harris, of West High fame, pumped in 13 points in 22 minutes on 5-of-9 shooting in tonight’s 124-115 loss to the Delaware 86ers in Indiana.

He surpassed the 500-point career mark in the game, making him Alaska’s all-time leading scorer in the NBA D-League.

His success can be attributed to more minutes, sure, but he’s also shooting the ball better than ever.

Here is a closer look:

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