Harris knocks down five 3s, pumps in career-high 22

January 1, 2015

Ramon Harris BasketballRamon Harris continues to play the best basketball of his life for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA D-League.

The 6-foot-7 forward from Anchorage scored a career-high 22 points two days after pulling down 13 rebounds, one shy of his career-best total.

He is thriving this season, earning full-time starter status for the defending D-League champion Mad Ants. The team has struggled with a 9-10 start, but Harris has been a true bright spot.

The former Alaska high school player of the year is averaging career highs in minutes [25.5], points [8.4] and rebounds [5.0] in 18 games. Mostly a perimeter jump shooter, he’s also shooting a pro-best .398 percent.

Harris, of West High fame, is in his third season with Fort Wayne.

In tonight’s win he threw in 5-of-10 3-pionters and scored 22 points in a 100-99 win over the Oklahoma City Blue. It was the third time in the last four games that he had reached double figures.

He went scoreless in 27 minutes on Dec. 20. Since then, though, Harris has made 13-of-30 3s and averaged 14 points in four games.