Harris currently playing like NBA D-League all-star with Iowa

March 5, 2016

Ramon Harris basketball

Ramon Harris

Ramon Harris won’t go away.

For the last four years he has grinded his way through the NBA D-League, paying his dues when others would have quit.

He is stubborn as he is resilient.

The 6-foot-7 forward is now playing the best basketball of his career with the Iowa Energy, the team that traded for him in January.

He is averaging 13.1 points, 10.6 rebounds and 1.9 steals over his last seven games, highlighted by season highs of 18 points, 16 rebounds and 4 steals.

Harris, of West High fame, has also made a 3-pointer in 13 of his 14 games with his new team.

His 16 rebounds matched the most grabbed by an Alaska player in a D-League game, equaling the mark set by Hydaburg’s Damen Bell-Holter in 2014.

It’s like Harris, 27, has reinvented himself or something because he’s never been known as a banger under the basket.

He’s a 3-point specialist and one of top long-range threats in the D-League; a guy who hit 8 3s and finished with 30 points in a Finals game last season.

If he continues to play this well, who knows, maybe Harris could get called up to the NBA with the Memphis Grizzlies, where he would be reunited with former Bartlett High teammate Mario Chalmers.