Ralph Lewis (basketball)

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Ralph Lewis
No. 35, 22, 11
Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1963-03-08) March 8, 1963 (age 51)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school Frankford (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
College La Salle (1981–1985)
NBA draft 1985 / Round: 6 / Pick: 139th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Pro career 1985–1994
Career history
1985–1986 Bay State Bombardiers (CBA)
1986 Wildwood Aces (USBL)
1986–1987 Pensacola Tornados (CBA)
1987 Philadelphia Aces (USBL)
1987–1988 Detroit Pistons
1988 Philadelphia Aces (USBL)
1988–1989 Charlotte Hornets
1989–1990 Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA)
1990 Detroit Pistons
1991–1992 Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA)
1992–1993 Rapid City Thrillers (CBA)
1993–1994 Columbus Horizon (CBA)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 229 (2.3 ppg)
Rebounds 118 (1.2 rpg)
Assists 29 (0.3 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Ralph Adolphus Lewis (born March 28, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player. He was a 6'6" (198 cm) 200 lb (91 kg) guard and attended La Salle University.

La Salle[edit]

In college, Lewis scored 1,807 points (15.6 ppg average) in his four years at La Salle. He was named to the First Team All-MAAC (1983–1984 and 1984–1985) and First Team All Big 5 in 1984 and 1985. Lewis received the Geasey Award as the Big 5 Player of the Year in 1984, when he helped the Explorers become Big 5 co-champions. He was inducted into La Salle Hall of Athletes in 1990 and the Big 5 Hall of Fame in 1991.


Lewis was selected by the Boston Celtics in the 1985 NBA Draft and began his career in 1987 with the Detroit Pistons. He also played with the Charlotte Hornets.

Coaching career[edit]

Lewis became an assistant coach with the Seattle SuperSonics in 2005.[1][2] Prior to that he was the head coach of the NBA Development League's Huntsville Flight for three seasons, compiling a 73–71 win-loss record.[2] On December 26, 2010, Lewis was one of three assistants hired to serve under interim Charlotte Bobcats head coach Paul Silas.[3]


In 2006, while Lewis was an assistant with the Sonics, his 82-year-old maternal grandmother was killed in Philadelphia. She suffered multiple stab wounds to her chest and throat.[4]


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