Steve Harris (basketball)

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Steve Harris
Personal information
Born (1963-10-15)October 15, 1963
Kansas City, Missouri
Died February 22, 2016(2016-02-22) (aged 52)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Blue Springs
(Blue Springs, Missouri)
College Tulsa (1981–1985)
NBA draft 1985 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19th overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Playing career 1985–1991
Position Shooting guard
Number 20, 11, 35
Career history
19851987 Houston Rockets
1987–1988 Golden State Warriors
1988–1989 Detroit Pistons
1989–1990 Columbus Horizon
1990 Los Angeles Clippers
1990–1991 Columbus Horizon
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Steve Harris (October 15, 1963 – February 22, 2016) was an American professional basketball player who was selected by the Houston Rockets in the 1st round (19th overall) of the 1985 NBA Draft. A 6'5" shooting guard from the University of Tulsa, Harris played in 5 NBA seasons from 1985 to 1990.

He played a career total of 207 NBA games with the Rockets, Golden State Warriors, Detroit Pistons and Los Angeles Clippers, scoring 1,440 points. His best year as a professional came during the 1987–88 season, when he split time with the Rockets and Warriors, appearing in 58 games and averaging 9.2 ppg.

Harris died of colon cancer on February 22, 2016, at the age of 52.[1]


  1. ^ Marshall, Kendrick (February 22, 2016). "Former TU basketball player Steve Harris dies". Retrieved February 22, 2016. 

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