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Encyclopedia > Jerry Harkness

Jerald B. "Jerry" Harkness (born May 7, 1940 in Harlem, New York) is a retired American basketball player. May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (128th in leap years). ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... This article is about the Harlem neighborhood in New York City. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 Basketball is a sport in which two teams of five players each try to score points by throwing a ball through a hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ...


Before playing in the professional leagues, the 6'3" Harkness was a star at DeWitt Clinton High School and Loyola University Chicago. At Loyola, he served as captain on a team that upset the University of Cincinnati to win the 1963 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. He then moved on to the professional leagues, playing one season (1963–64) with the NBA's New York Knicks and two seasons (19671969) with the ABA's Indiana Pacers. Though his professional career was relatively short, he left his mark in the record books on November 13, 1967, when he hit a 92 foot-long game-winning buzzer beater to lead the Pacers past the Dallas Chaparrals. This is still the longest shot ever made in any American professional basketball game [1]. DeWitt Clinton High School opened in 1897, all boys at first and co-ed since 1983. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... McMicken Hall on the main campus. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... This article is about the NCAA Mens Division I Basketball tournament in general. ... The 1963-64 NBA Season was the 18th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... The New York Knicks (or New York Knickerbockers) are a National Basketball Association team based in New York, New York. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... The American Basketball Association (ABA) was founded in 1967 and eventually merged with the National Basketball Association. ... The Indiana Pacers are a National Basketball Association team based in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 48 days remaining. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... In basketball, a buzzer beater is a shot taken just before the game clock of a quarter or overtime period expires, when the buzzer sounds and the backboard lights up. ... The San Antonio Spurs are a National Basketball Association team based in San Antonio, Texas. ...


Harkness became a Indianapolis sportscaster when his playing career ended in 1969. He has also devoted much of his time to civil rights issues. He worked with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in the early 1970s, and he currently serves as director of the Indianapolis Chapter of 100 Black Men, a national organization dedicated to supporting and training young African American males. Indianapolis skyline Official website: http://www. ... A sportscaster is an announcer on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Civil rights or positive rights are those legal rights retained by citizens and protected by the government. ... The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), first known as Southern Negro Leaders Conference on Transportation and Nonviolent Integration) is a civil rights organization founded in January 1957. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black), is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ...


External links

  • Career stats at basketball-reference.com
  • Jerry Harkness at thehistorymakers.com

 
 

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