If we learned anything about Aaron Harrison during his career at Kentucky, it was not to count him out. Aaron was the only Kentucky player who declared for the draft to not hear his name called a few weeks back, but he’s already making teams regret passing on him, turning in a pair of impressive performances for the Charlotte Hornets this weekend. Aaron scored 10 and 16 points on Saturday and Sunday respectively and nearly brought the Hornets back from a 19-point deficit against his brother Andrew and the Memphis Grizzlies. It was enough to make Hornets beat writer Rick Bonnell call Aaron a keeper:
Aaron Harrison sure looks like a keeper based on what he has done so far at the Orlando summer league.
Harrison, a 6-6 guard out of Kentucky, went undrafted last month. The Charlotte Hornets added him to their summer-league roster and based on his performance in the first two games, plenty of teams missed by not selecting Harrison among the draft’s 60 picks.
Teammate Frank Kaminsky told Bonnell he’s already a fan.
“He’s been able to get to the rim, get some shots off ball screens or kick it back to me,” Kaminsky said. “I like playing with people who like playing off screens. He’s definitely one of them.”
Aaron and the Hornets will be back in action Tuesday and Wednesday in the Summer League. Hopefully he’ll give us more reasons to post articles like this one.