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Aaron Harrison to sign with Mavericks after scoring 45 points in NBA G-League

Aaron Harrison is finally getting another shot in the NBA, and for good reason.

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Former Kentucky Wildcats star Aaron Harrison is about to get another shot in the NBA.

According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Harrison is set to sign with the Dallas Mavericks to a 10-day contract:

Aaron seems pretty stoked about the news:

Perhaps Aaron caught the attention of NBA teams with his recent 45-point outburst in the NBA G-League this past Saturday:

Harrison totaled 45 points (13-of-25 shooting, 8-of-14 from deep), seven rebounds, three assists and two steals during Saturday’s 121-118 loss to the Oklahoma City Blue.

Now 23, Harrison went undrafted out of UK in 2015 before signing with the Charlotte Hornets, where he played for two seasons until being waived in the middle of the 206-17 season.

Since then, Harrison has bounced around the G-League in hopes of making it back to the NBA. This season, he’s averaged 18.7 PPG and 4.3 RPG while shooting 42.5 percent from three-point range in 41 G League games with the Reno Bighorns.

It’s great to see Aaron finally getting another shot in the NBA. Most of the 2014-15 Wildcats are now on NBA rosters, including his brother, Andrew Harrison (Memphis), and Alex Poythress (Indiana). All three had to spend extensive time in the G-League before making it in the NBA, so here’s to hoping Aaron is about to follow suit.

Oh, since we’re talking about Aaron, remember that big shot he hit against Louisville?

Good times.

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