Harris nails game-winning 3 at buzzer with new D-League team

December 18, 2016

Ramon Harris Basketball

Ramon Harris

You can change his uniform, but Anchorage’s Ramon Harris is still money at the end of games.

The newly acquired forward with the Grand Rapids Drive drilled a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer to supply a 103-102 victory over the Oklahoma City Blue in the NBA D-League.

Grand Rapids inbounded the ball at midcourt with 0.9 seconds left and found Harris, who knocked down a catch-and-shoot 25-footer with a hand in his face.

“The shot felt good when it left my hand,” he told me.

“To be honest the play wasn’t called for me. I just happened to be open.”

The Detroit Pistons affiliate acquired the 6-foot-7 forward earlier in the week in free agency after he was released by the Iowa Energy.

Harris, of West High fame, came off the bench to play 26 minutes and score 16 points and grab seven rebounds.

“The change helped a lot because I came into a situation where they allowed me to be me and play my game without doing a lot of thinking,” he said.

This was the third game-winning, buzzer-beating 3-pointer of his five-year D-League career.

The first one happened in 2014 with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. The second time happened last season with the Iowa Energy. This one also happened to be his 300th career 3-pointer.