2 - Aaron Harrison

6-6, 210 Shooting Guard
Kentucky Sophomore
10/20/94 (28.9 yrs)
Fort Bend, TX
High School
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling
87 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Matt Carroll

Strengths: Leading scorer of a loaded 2015 Kentucky team, physical guard with some size, ball skills and shooting ability … Will be remembered well for his streak of dagger three point shots during the 2014 NCAA Tournament, with crucial clutch shots against Louisville, Michigan and Wisconsin … A decent athlete, has some instincts regarding mismatches and runs the floor hard … Wide hands, controls the ball well and kept turnovers pretty low, only 0.9 topg as a sophomore … Showed ability as a spot-up shooter and while he struggled with consistency over this past season, certainly has the mechanics and ability to be a good catch-and-shoot player … Did not run off screens often, but again has shown some ability in these scenarios … Was solid in transition, particular down the wings and even made some good decisions when running the break at times … Much better against man coverage as opposed to the zone, which could work to his benefit in a more spread out NBA game … Certainly has a lot of experience against high level competition, has faced a lot of challenges in his time and has met them head on … Definitely bought into UK’s defensive intensity and gave good effort on that end … Does a solid job getting low, fighting through screens and trying to pressure the ball …Conditioning appears to be solid, while he only played 25.8 mpg, played 32.6 mpg the year before and he can handle being out there for long periods … While he is definitely a true SG as opposed to a combo, does have some vision and passing ability

Weaknesses: Really struggled with consistency as a shooter, especially this past season … Settles for a lot of bad shots, even when there was a good amount of time on the shot clock … Never really “broke through” during his time at Kentucky and while he was quite solid as a starting guard, did not become the star many thought he might be during his run in the 2014 NCAA Tournament … While his body language and attitude seemed to improve, this still seems to be a slight concern and have caused a hit to his draft stock … Shot only 31.6% 3PT as a sophomore, a sign of very poor and forced shot selection more so than ability … Simply does not get to the basket as much as one would like … Can at times lose focus when he is off the ball on defense … Will have a big adjustment defensively in the NBA, not incredibly quick laterally and will more than likely not have the team defense he saw at Kentucky … Was very surprising how stifled he could be by zone defense and did not make opponents pay often enough, even on open looks … Not someone who can be heavily relied upon to create his own offense

Notes: Twin brother of Andrew Harrison … Measured 6’5 (in shoes) 212 lbs, with a 6’7.5 wingspan at the 2012 Kevin Durant Skills Academy … Measured 6’5 (in shoes) 210 lbs, with a 6’8 wingspan and 8’4 reach at the 2013 Nike Hoop Summit … Measured 6’4.5 without shoes, 6’6 with shoes, 209.2 lbs with a 6’8.25 wingspan and a 8’4.5 standing reach at the 2015 NBA Draft Combine … Averaged 23.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists in helping lead Travis to a state title in his senior season … Was selected to both the McDonald’s All-American Game and Jordan Brand Classic, also participating in the 2013 Nike Hoop Summit … Was ranked #6 in the RCSI in the Class of 2013, making him the top ranked SG in those rankings … Averaged 13.7 ppg, 3 rpg and 1.9 apg as a freshman, selected to the 2014 SEC All- Tournament Team and the 2014 Midwest Region NCAA All-Tournament Team … Averaged a team high 11 ppg, to go with 2.6 rpg and 1.4 apg in 25.8 mpg as a sophomore … Selected to the 2015 SEC All- Tournament Team and the 2015 All-SEC 2nd Team … While his stock has been hit considerably due to bouts of inconsistency and concerns surrounding maturity, he still has size and skill that make him a legitimate look to be drafted … Two Final Four appearances and still has some ability that once made him a top flight prospect, will be very interesting to see how he plays without his twin brother and whether this might actually end up being a positive adjustment … Expectations will not be as high and has always played with a chip on his shoulder, if he can harness this, it could very well work into a solid player

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