Last updated: November 07. 2013 6:32PM - 885 Views
Corbin Ensminger Sports Editor



Don Harris was a Laurinburg native who was a four-year starter for ECU's basketball team in the 1950s. He is being posthumously inducted into the school's Hall of Fame during a ceremony today.
Don Harris was a Laurinburg native who was a four-year starter for ECU's basketball team in the 1950s. He is being posthumously inducted into the school's Hall of Fame during a ceremony today.
Story Tools:

Font Size:

Social Media:

GREENVILLE, N.C. — Don Harris will be posthumously inducted into the East Carolina University Athletics Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Pete and Lynn Murphy Center on campus today.


Harris, a Laurinburg native, was a four-year starter for the Pirates basketball team from 1954-57 and earned three All-Conference selections. He averaged 20 points per game as a forward and was a co-captain during his senior season. He helped lead ECU to the North State Conference championship in 1956, which earned them a spot in the NAIA National Championship tournament.


Guy Mendenhall was teammate of Harris’ at ECU. Mendenhall, a center, was year behind Harris and said he was one of the best athletes he has ever seen play.


“I came in the first day of practice and they told me to guard Harris. At that time I didn’t know who Harris was, so I started guarding him and he was pulling the ball and going all around me,” Mendenhall said.


Harris is one of five inductees for the Hall of Fame. The others will be: Carter Suggs for track and field, Tammy Putnam-Lenox for swimming and dive, Harold Randolph for football and Sylvia Bragg for basketball.

Comments
comments powered by Disqus


Featured Businesses


Poll



Mortgage Minute