Aaron Harrison planning NBA comeback through Boston’s Summer League squad
Former Kentucky guard Aaron Harrison is looking to make an NBA comeback.
According to Jonathan Givony of Draft Express, the 24-year old will suit up for the Boston Celtics’ summer league team.
Aaron Harrison will play summer league with the Boston Celtics, a source told ESPN. Harrison is coming off an outstanding season in Turkey with Galatasaray which has drawn him both Euroleague and renewed NBA interest. Harrison played college basketball at Kentucky.
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) June 22, 2019
Harrison appeared in nine games for Galatasaray Istanbul in the EuroCup, averaging 13.1 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 3.1 assists in 28 minutes per contest.
Harrison was considered a top recruit in the 2013 class coming out of high school. He went to the University of Kentucky in college, where he played with the likes of Karl-Anthony Towns, Julius Randle, Devin Booker, Willie Cauley-Stein, and his twin brother Andrew Harrison.
In his first year in Kentucky, Harrison started all games at shooting guard and averaged 13.7 points on 42.3 percent shooting.
After a pretty solid freshman season, he and his brother Andrew decided to play out their sophomore year in college instead of declaring for the 2014 NBA draft. His numbers regressed to 11.0 points per game on 39.5 percent shooting in his second year in Kentucky.
After two seasons in college, Harrison declared for the 2015 NBA draft along with his brother. Unfortunately, not a single team selected him throughout the draft.
However, Harrison soon got his chance. The Charlotte Hornets eventually signed him after playing with their summer league squad. He played just a combined 26 games in his two seasons with the Hornets. The 6-foot-6 guard last played in the NBA in 2017-18 with the Dallas Mavericks, appearing in just nine contests.
Harrison will look to make the most of his opportunity in his upcoming summer league stint with Boston. This could be his final ticket to return to the NBA.