Lisa Harrison (born January
2, 1971 in Louisville,
Kentucky, U.S.) is a former
basketball player for the Phoenix Mercury in the Women's National
Basketball Association (WNBA).
Lisa Harrison learned to play basketball from a young age. In 1989,
she was named the High School Player of the Year by attending
Southern High School, by Parade
magazine. 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.
After graduating from Tennessee in 1993, Lisa played one season
(1996-1997) for the Columbus Quest
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%
- Position: Forward
- Number: 3
- Born: January 2, 1971
- Height: 6-1 / 1,85
- Weight: 164 lb / 74,4 kg.
- College: Tennessee 1993
Harrison has two brothers and one sister. Her hobbies include
running and hiking.
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
After winning Playboy'
WNBA Player" contest, Harrison was offered to $500,000 to pose, but
she declined. She was married to Florida State soccer assiant Paul