In Memory Of Arthur Harris
Jan. 11, 2008
STANFORD, Calif.- The Stanford Athletics family mourns the passing of former men's basketball standout Arthur Harris, who would have celebrated his 61st birthday on Jan. 13, 2008.
Harris, who passed away in mid-October, was an accomplished student-athlete during his time on The Farm (1965-68). A Pac-8 all-conference selection in 1966, Harris played in 77 career games and averaged 17.2 points and 6.9 rebounds per game while shooting 44.1-percent from the field (506-1148).
Harris left his mark on the school record books, as his career scoring average of 17.2 points per game currently ranks seventh all-time. Harris' point total of 1,327 ranks 16th overall in school history and he was the Cardinal's leading scorer during the 1967-68 campaign at 20.8 points per game- a school record at the time.
Harris was drafted in the second round of the 1968 NBA Draft by the Seattle Supersonics and remained with the club until 1970. Harris made the NBA All-Rookie Team during the 1968-69 campaign and also later played for the Phoenix Suns (1970-72).
The Stanford Athletics department expresses its deepest condolences to the Harris family.