Lusia Harris, who won three national championships at Delta State and scored the first points in Olympic women’s basketball history in the 1970s, died Tuesday at age 66, her family announced.
A cause of death was not given.
Harris was the first Black woman inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, in 1992. Her coach at Delta State, Margaret Wade, had been inducted in 1985. Harris was also drafted by the NBA’s New Orleans Jazz in 1977, making her the first and only woman to be officially drafted by an NBA team. Read More