Ralph Lewis (basketball)

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Ralph Lewis
Personal information
Born (1963-03-28) March 28, 1963 (age 55)
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
Playing career 1985–1994
Position Shooting guard
Number 35, 22, 11
Career history
1985–1986 Bay State Bombardiers
1986 Wildwood Aces
1986–1987 Pensacola Tornados
1987 Philadelphia Aces
1987–1988 Detroit Pistons
1988 Philadelphia Aces
1988–1989 Charlotte Hornets
1989–1990 Sioux Falls Skyforce
1990 Detroit Pistons
1991–1992 Sioux Falls Skyforce
1992–1993 Rapid City Thrillers
1993–1994 Columbus Horizon
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]

Personal life[edit]

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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