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Arthur Carlos Harris, Jr. (January 13, 1947 – October 13, 2007) was an American professional basketball player.

Art Harris
Personal information
Born(1947-01-13)January 13, 1947
DiedOctober 13, 2007(2007-10-13) (aged 60)
San Francisco, California
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolJordan (Los Angeles, California)
CollegeStanford (1965–1968)
NBA draft1968 / Round: 2 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Playing career1968–1975
Number12, 23
Career history
19681969Seattle SuperSonics
19691972Phoenix Suns
1975Belgium Lions
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points2,171 (9.1 ppg)
Rebounds575 (2.4 rpg)
Assists639 (2.7 apg)
Stats at


After graduating from Jordan High School, in Watts, Los Angeles, Harris joined Stanford University The 6'4" guard received first-team All-AAWU honors as a sophomore and averaged 20.7 ppg as a senior in 1967-68. He averaged 17.2 points per game in his collegiate career and was later named to the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame.

Harris was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in the second round of the 1968 NBA draft and by the Oakland Oaks in the 1969 ABA Draft. He played four seasons (1968–1972) in the National Basketball Association (NBA), starting with the Seattle SuperSonics. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team in 1968 after averaging 12.4 points per game. Harris appeared in only 5 games for the Sonics in the 1969–70 season before being traded to the Phoenix Suns for Dick Snyder. Harris remained in Phoenix for the next three seasons before being waived in January 1972.[1] During the 1968–69 season, Harris led the NBA in disqualifications with 14.[2]

In 1975 he played for the Belgium Lions in the European Professional Basketball League.[3]


Harris died October 13, 2007, in San Francisco, California.[1]


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  2. ^ The Official NBA Basketball Encyclopedia,. Villard Books. 1994. p. 379. ISBN 0-679-43293-0.
  3. ^ Maleval, Jean-Jacques (March 1975). "Steveniers – premier pro européen" [Steveniers - first European pro]. L'Équipe Basket Magazine (in French). No. 38. pp. 28–29. Retrieved 11 November 2017 – via

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