A quick-moving center, Harvey Catchings joined the Philadelphia 76ers of National Basketball Association after a stellar tenure with the Hardin-Simmons College basketball team. The 6-ft 9 inch, 218-pounder fit right in with head coach Gene Shue defensive-style of ballhawking and Harvey Catchings was an important spoke-in-the-wheel role player with the Sixers during the late-1970s. And during the early-1980 he had a few very solid seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks, including five straight postseason playoffs. 1979-80 thru 1983-84.
In all, Harvey Catchings played in nine NBA postseasons. 556 minutes, scored 74 points, 154 reboounds in 53 games.