Gene Harmon

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Gene Harmon
Personal information
Born(1952-01-27)January 27, 1952
Nampa, Idaho
DiedDecember 11, 2015(2015-12-11) (aged 63)
Grapevine, Texas
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High schoolSchuyler Central
(Schuyler, Nebraska)
CollegeCreighton (1971–1974)
NBA draft1974 / Round: 6 / Pick: 107th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
PositionForward

Milo "Gene" Harmon (January 27, 1952 – December 11, 2015) was a former American college basketball player.

At 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m), Harmon played small forward for Coach Eddie Sutton at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska from 1971 to 1974. He was the leading scorer and Team MVP all 3 years he played on the varsity team, and was a member of Eddie Sutton's first NCAA tournament team in 1974. He left the school as the 4th leading scorer in Creighton University history with a total of 1,369 points and is currently the 15th leading scorer of all-time.[1] By NCAA rule, freshmen were not allowed to compete at the varsity level, so his stats totals only include his sophomore through senior seasons.

Harmon ended his college career by scoring 22 points against the University of Louisville to secure a 3rd-place finish in the Midwest Regional of the NCAA tournament in 1974 at the Mabee Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In a combined total of three NCAA tournament games in 1974, Creighton went 2–1 with victories over the University of Texas (77–61) and University of Louisville (80–71), but lost to the University of Kansas (55–54) in the round of 16. Harmon averaged 20 points during the tournament and did not miss a single free throw (10–10). He was named to the 1974 Midwest All-Regional Team.

Harmon was an AP Honorable Mention All-American and was selected to play in the 1974 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) College All-Star Game representing the West team.[2]

Following his senior season, Harmon was drafted by the Boston Celtics with the 17th pick in the 6th round of the 1974 NBA Draft.[3]

College statistics[edit]

Season averages

Season MIN PTS REB AST TO FG% FT%
1971-72 32 15.8 7.1 1.3 2.2 51.3% 79.0%
1972-73 31 15.8 5.6 1.6 2.3 50.9% 69.6%
1973-74 34 18.3 5.6 2.3 1.9 55.6% 84.7%
Career 32.6 16.7 6.1 1.8 2.1 52.9% 78.5%

Season totals

Season GP MIN PTS REB AST TO FGM FGA FTM FTA
1971-72 26 844 411 185 35 58 164 320 83 105
1972-73 26 801 413 146 42 59 187 367 39 56
1973-74 30 1025 545 167 70 57 242 435 61 72
Career 82 2670 1369 498 147 174 593 1122 183 233

References[edit]

  1. ^ Men's Hoops Plays Houston Tonight GoCreighton.com
  2. ^ The Creightonian, page 10, March 29, 1974
  3. ^ Boston Celtics Draft History Basketball-Reference.com

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