Lucious Harris

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Lucious Harris
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Sweet Lou
Position: Guard
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 190
Nationality: American
Born: 12/18/70
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Draft: 28th Overall
Drafted By: Dallas in the Second Round
College: Long Beach State '93
NBA Career: 1993-2005
Mavs Tenure: 1993-1996

Lucious Harris (born December 18, 1970 in Los Angeles, California) was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round of the 1993 NBA draft.

Harris attended Long Beach State where he led the team in scoring all four years. He was the Big West Conference Freshman-of-the-Year in 1989-1990 averaging 14.3 points per game. A two-time all-Big West selection, Harris was also the Most Valuable Player of the 1993 conference tournament as he led the 49ers to a birth in the NBA tournament and finished as the Big West Conference's all-time leading scorer.

He was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round in 1993 and played in 77 games (all off the bench), the second most games ever by a Mavericks rookie second-round pick.

His second season in the NBA saw his scoring average rise to 9.5 ppg and he achieved his career high in points with 31 on April 8, 1995 in a game against Seattle. After one more season in Dallas, Harris signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia 76ers where he spent one season.

The Sixers traded the 6'5 guard to New Jersey in a multi-player swap that included such former and future Mavs as Jim Jackson, Eric Montross and Keith Van Horn.

It was with the Nets that Harris found a home, playing for seven seasons and helping lead New Jersey to back-to-back NBA Finals in 2002 and 2003. He also had his single best scoring season in 2002-2003 notching 10.3 ppg.

Harris played one final season with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2004-2005, appearing in 73 games and posting a 4.3ppg average, before retiring.

Long Beach State honored Harris on February 3, 2007 by retiring his jersey # 30. He is still the school's all time leading scorer with 2,312 points and holds the single-season scoring record with 739 points during his senior year.