Aaron Harrison Given Chance to Help Charlotte Hornets


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Aaron Harrison was the epitome of clutch for John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats during the 2014 NCAA Tournament run. Hitting game-tying or game-winning shots left and right, the shooting guard was simply unbelievable, having ice water flow through his veins. Of course, this came after an inconsistent regular season as a freshman, meaning his stock had already fallen too much to recover from. He would return for his sophomore season, hoping to improve his stock enough to get drafted. But, after seeing his shooting percentages fall, Aaron Harrison was still projected to be undrafted after his sophomore season, leaving him in a tough place.

Ultimately, Aaron Harrison decided to declare for the draft, along with six of his teammates. Unfortunately, he was the only one of the seven Kentucky Wildcats that went undrafted, meaning the most clutch Wildcat of them all had to fight for a chance to make it in the NBA. And after yesterday, he will get that chance, as he signed a two year deal with the Charlotte Hornets. According to Bleacher Report, Aaron Harrison will provide them with some much needed depth at a position that was left bare after free agency. He might not be able to start right away, but the opportunity to come off the bench and be a spark of offense will be there. Check out what Matt Fitzgerald of Bleacher Report had to say below.

"There’s at least a chance Harrison can develop into a dependable bench player and even a spark for instant offense. Charlotte needs serious scoring help and athleticism on the perimeter to get points in transition after having the league’s ninth-slowest pace in 2014-15, per NBA.com, and ranking 28th in scoring.Even if he isn’t ready for the NBA right away, Harrison is worth keeping within the organization to develop. A stint in the D-League seems likely, but the Hornets’ current roster makeup could create a chance for Harrison to make it to the highest level if he flashes enough before the season starts."

The opportunity will be there for Aaron to succeed. Whether that time is spent in the D-League developing into a better all-around player, or if he is thrust into the action from the start to provide a offensive spark, Harrison will have the chance to contribute. Stay tuned throughout next season to see what Aaron Harrison and the other six Kentucky Wildcats will do.

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