Ralph Lewis (basketball)

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.

Ralph Lewis
Personal information
Born (1963-03-28) March 28, 1963 (age 59)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High schoolFrankford
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
CollegeLa Salle (1981–1985)
NBA draft1985 / Round: 6 / Pick: 139th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career1985–1994
PositionShooting guard
Number35, 22, 11
Career history
1985–1986Bay State Bombardiers
1986Wildwood Aces
1986–1987Pensacola Tornados
1987Philadelphia Aces
1987–1988Detroit Pistons
1988Philadelphia Aces
1988–1989Charlotte Hornets
1989–1990Sioux Falls Skyforce
1990Detroit Pistons
1991–1992Sioux Falls Skyforce
1992–1993Rapid City Thrillers
1993–1994Columbus Horizon
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points229 (2.3 ppg)
Rebounds118 (1.2 rpg)
Assists29 (0.3 apg)
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

La SalleEdit

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 careerEdit

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 lifeEdit

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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