Charlotte Hornets lock Aaron Harrison to two-year deal


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Of the seven Kentucky Wildcats that entered the draft, only one was left undrafted. The spectacular sophomore twin Aaron Harrison now officially has a home. After receiving an invite to the Charlotte Hornets and playing extremely well during the Orlando Summer League, he has officially signed a two-year deal with Charlotte.

Harrison, though a very streaky shooter, is a good shooter from the perimeter, which is what Charlotte finished dead last in a season ago. 

Yet streaky, Harrison is known for being absolutely clutch during the biggest stages of the NCAA Tournament in his freshman year at Kentucky. In Sweet Sixteen, Elite Eight and Final Four, Harrison hit dagger game winning three pointers; including two on their final possession in the final seconds.

Harrison averaged 13.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.4 steals on 42 percent shooting during the Orlando Summer League with the Hornets. While he shot poorly from three, Harrison seemed very comfortable driving to the basket and finishing at the rim. Though he has good two-guard size (6’6″ 210 lbs), the Hornets experimented having Harrisom run point guard for the summer league squad; something his twin brother Andrew did more of at Kentucky.

His showing throughout was enough to earn Harrison a spot on the Hornets’ roster. Just adding to the list of what has been a Kentucky takeover on NBA rosters.