The “Queen of Basketball”, Lusia Harris Died Unexpected Today

Los Angeles — the only woman chosen by the National Basketball Association (NBA ) Lusia Harris, died on Tuesday (Wednesday, Philippine time) in her hometown State of Mississippi at the age of 66, according to her family. There was no information given regarding the cause of death of Queen of Basketball. Lusia Harris is well remembered for becoming the first player to score a point in an Olympic women’s basketball event during the 1976 Montreal Games. She was also selected in the NBA entry draft by the New Orleans Jazz in 1977, making her the very first female to be selected.

Harris’ family announced in a statement. “We are deeply saddened to share the news that our angel, matriarch, sister, mother, grandmother, Olympic medalist, The Queen of Basketball, Lusia Harris has passed away unexpectedly today in Mississippi,”

Harris holds the Delta State career records for points (2,891) and rebounds (1,662), averaged 25.9 points and 14.5 rebounds in 115 career games. Harris has a career winning percentage of 63.3 percent. She got three All-American honors.

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