Rufus Harris

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Rufus Harris
Personal information
Born La Grange, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Framingham South
(Framingham, Massachusetts)
College Maine (1976–1980)
NBA draft 1980 / Round: 5 / Pick: 115th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Position Small forward
Career history
1980–1982 Maine Lumberjacks
1982–1983 Lancaster Lightning
1986 Magnolia Cheese Makers
Career highlights and awards

Rufus Harris is a retired American professional basketball player. He was the America East Conference co-Player of the Year as a senior in 1979–80 while playing for the University of Maine. After graduating, Harris was selected in the 1980 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics, although he never played in the National Basketball Association.[1] Instead, he carved a professional career in both the Continental Basketball Association and international leagues.[2] Harris played from 1980 to 1983 in the CBA, for the Maine Lumberjacks and Lancaster Lightning. In 88 CBA games he averaged 18.8 points per game.[3]

While playing for the Maine Black Bears between 1976–77 and 1979–80, Harris scored a still-standing school record 2,206 points.[4] His 718 total points and 25.6 per game average in 1979–80 are both single season records as well.[4]

Rufus is the nephew of Larry Garron, a well known former Boston Patriot running back.

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ "1980 NBA Draft". 2013. Retrieved November 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ Brown, Ron (February 13, 2007). "Harris a crowd-pleaser for Bears, Lumberjacks". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved November 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ 1983–84 CBA Official Guide, page 121
  4. ^ a b "2012–13 Maine Men's Basketball Media Guide" (Java). ISSUU. University of Maine. 2012. Retrieved November 27, 2013.