Miami basketball star to be inducted into MAC Hall of Fame


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Miami University’s Ron Harper will be inducted into the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Hall of Fame as part of a five-member class. Harper played at Miami from 1982-1986 before being drafted eighth overall in the 1986 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He went on to win five NBA Championships with the Chicago Bulls in his 16-year career.

Harper is one of the best men’s basketball players in MAC history, ranking second in career points in the conference. He won back-to-back MAC Player of the Year awards in 1985 and 1986 and MAC Freshman of the Year in 1983.

Miami was 81-39 with Harper, including two conference championships and three-straight trips to the NCAA Tournament. He holds the record for most points scored in MAC Tournament history (45).

Harper ranks first in Miami history in minutes played, total points, points-per-game, field goals made, field goals attempted, rebounds, blocked shots and steals.