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Aaron Harrison signs with the Boston Celtics for NBA Summer League

(Photo by Randy Belice/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Photo by Randy Belice/NBAE via Getty Images)

Former Kentucky shooting guard Aaron Harrison is taking another stab at the NBA.

After spending last season playing professionally in Turkey, Harrison is expected to return to the states to play for the Boston Celtics during NBA Summer League, per ESPN’s Jonathan Givony.

Last year with Galatasaray, the former Wildcat averaged 13.1 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 1.1 steals per contest. He also shot 44.2% from three and 80.5% from the free-throw line.

In three years in the NBA, Harrison has played for both Charlotte and Dallas, but the 6-foot-6 guard never found his groove at either location. Playing just 35 games in three seasons, the former Wildcat has averaged 2.3 points, 1.2 rebounds, and 0.5 assists to go with an abysmal 26% shooting overall and 22% from three.

Playing for five different G-League teams in three years, Harrison has averaged 18.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.1 assists on 41.4% shooting overall and 36.6% from three.


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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8 Comments for Aaron Harrison signs with the Boston Celtics for NBA Summer League

  1. ColoradoCatFan88
    11:12 am June 22, 2019 Permalink

    No offense to Aaron, but this is the same guy Cal played over Devin Booker. And look where they’re at now. One is leading his team & putting up outrageous numbers, while the other is struggling to even find a team. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to get past that heartbreaking loss to Wisconsin.. lol

    • UKinMKY
      11:40 am June 22, 2019 Permalink

      Devin Booker couldn’t guard a chair and still can’t. My memory is fuzzy but I recall Aaron being a SIGNIFICANTLY better defensive guard in college. UK’s scoring was not the issue in that game, not that Booker would have helped that given the cold spell he was in.

    • runningunnin.454
      11:41 am June 22, 2019 Permalink

      Devin had been in a shooting slump. The problem really wasn’t personnel on the floor; it was holding the ball til the shot clock ran out, and not getting a good look.
      Hopefully, we learned from that; just like Ricky P learned to guard the inbound pass.

    • Robkycats54
      11:49 am June 22, 2019 Permalink

      Aaron Harrison played good vs Wisconsin both years, I hate this Booker talk he should’ve started we were 38-0 & Booker should’ve started lol not only that, just replay that game once Aaron got in foul trouble deckker was killing Booker and I Love Booker but give Aaron his props we needed Alex P. To guard Deckker & Also in that game ulis was getting killed by Wisconsin point guard, so stop saying that now please……

    • BlooBloodRon
      11:52 am June 22, 2019 Permalink

      Booker is an awesome pro no doubt. But his inability to guard Rupp Arena, and Sam Decker in particular, is one of the major reasons we didn’t come away with a win against Wisconsin.

    • 4everUKblue
      12:37 pm June 22, 2019 Permalink

      Losing Alex Poythress was the real killer, he was perfect to guard Decker.

    • Luether
      4:41 pm June 22, 2019 Permalink

      Aaron (and his twin brother) are just a half step slow to excel at the NBA level. There’s just so much you can do with anticipation and physical training to overcome this…

  2. eyebleedblue
    11:37 am June 22, 2019 Permalink

    And if you were the coach you would’ve played the guy who won you 3 tourney games the season before. He was a year older than Booker who had been in a slump for 3 months. Blame WCS for being a no show for March or the refs or Poythress injury, but don’t blame the most clutch player to play for us the last 40 years. Still he should’ve come back and made a lot more money with Jamal and Ulis.