Andrew Harrison was one of DraftExpress.com’s standouts from yesterday’s team scrimmages at the NBA combine. The first-round hopeful was the best player on the court in the second 5-on-5 game, and from what little I saw of the first game, no one topped his performance in that one in, either.
Jonathan Givony recaps his outstanding showing:
Andrew Harrison, 6-5, Point Guard, Kentucky
17 points, 5 assists, 2 steals, 5-10 2P, 0-3 3P, 7-8, FT, 26 minutes
Andrew Harrison played as well as any point guard at the NBA Combine on Thursday, as he controlled tempo, played with excellent pace, changed speeds consistently in the half court and made a few nifty passes while finishing through contact consistently. The 6′ 5” Kentucky point guard flashed several different combo moves that, along with his ability to change speeds, helped him knife through the defense and drop it off to bigs around the rim. Harrison also looked very comfortable operating out of the pick and roll, keeping his man on his back, hitting the roll man in stride with pocket passes, and even knocking down a pull back jumper off the bounce. Although he wasn’t immune to a couple of contested jumpers early in the shot clock early shot, overall Harrison played with excellent poise, handling pressure and making the extra pass when necessary. Harrison still has room to improve from the perimeter, where he missed all three of his triples, but his pure point guard skills were certainly on display Thursday evening. [DraftExpress.com]
Andrew and Aaron will be back in action one more time later today. Aaron tips off in Game 1 at 3:30 on ESPN2, followed by Andrew in Game 2 at 5:30.