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On June 10, 1977, Delta State University’s Lusia Harris became the first and only woman to ever be selected in the NBA Draft. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer was selected 137th overall by the New Orleans Jazz.

Lusia Harris, ‘Queen of Basketball’: First woman drafted into NBA

Jude Papillion, Sports Editor March 17, 2022

In the 1977 NBA Draft, the New Orleans Jazz selected a 6-foot-3 center out of Delta State University with the 137th overall pick. The difference between this individual pick, and all others in NBA history,...

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