Lisa Harrison

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Lisa Harrison
Personal information
Born (1971-01-02) January 2, 1971 (age 48)
Louisville, Kentucky
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 164 lb (74 kg)
Career information
High school Southern (Louisville, Kentucky)
College Tennessee (1989–1993)
WNBA draft 1999 / Round: 3 / Pick: 34th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Mercury
Playing career 1996–2005
Position Forward
Career history
1996–1998 Portland Power
1998 Columbus Quest
1999–2005 Phoenix Mercury

Lisa Harrison (born January 2, 1971) is a former American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Mercury in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).[1]

Early life

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Harrison learned to play basketball from a young age. In 1989, she was named the Naismith Prep Player of the Year and High School Player of the Year while attending Southern High School, by Parade magazine. She also was named 1989's Kentucky Miss Basketball. In 1991, as a sophomore while attending the University of Tennessee, she was a member of their women's basketball team that won the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship.

Professional career

After graduating from Tennessee in 1993, Lisa played one season (1996–1997) for the Columbus Quest of the American Basketball League and two seasons (1997–1999) for the Portland Power.

In the 1999 WNBA Draft, she was selected by the Phoenix Mercury in the third round (34th pick overall). In the WNBA, Lisa was once ranked eighth in free throw shooting accuracy at 86.4% in 2001.

Vital statistics

  • Position: Forward
  • Number: 3
  • Born: January 2, 1971
  • Height: 6-1 / 1,85
  • Weight: 164 lb / 74,4 kg.
  • College: Tennessee 1993

Outside basketball

Harrison was inducted into the Kentucky High School Athletics Hall of Fame on September 10, 2001. On September 12, 2006, Harrison was named an outreach coordinator for the athletic department at the University of Louisville.


  1. Lisa Harrison.

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