Aaron Harrison has backed out of his agreement to play with Galatasaray in the Turkish league, Orazio Cauchi of Sportando reports.
After initially agreeing to a deal with Galatasaray, Aaron Harrison decided to turn down the deal with the team, a source told @Sportando . Still not clear the reason behind his decision but, of course, economic crisis in Turkey could have played a role.— Orazio Cauchi (@paxer89) August 13, 2018
The former Wildcat who helped lead Kentucky to back-to-back Final Fours is now looking for his next professional home, again.
Harrison signed a 10-day contract with the Dallas Mavericks last year, and was eventually signed for the remainder of the season. But he’s now a free agent, and his next move is to head overseas.
Galatasaray is a club team in in the Turkish League. Last year they finished ninth in league play and tied for 16th in the Euro Cup.
Harrison has had a long pro basketball journey following his heroics and game winners at Kentucky. He was signed by the Charlotte Hornets in 2015 after going undrafted, and then spent a portion of the next few years bouncing around the NBA G-League (or NBA D-League). He played for the Oklahoma City Blue, the Erie Bayhawks, the Greensboro Swarm, the Delaware 87ers and the Reno Bighorns. He was then signed by the Mavericks last season.
He has played in 35 NBA games, plus two NBA Playoff games. He averaged a career high 6.7 points per game in his nine games with the Mavericks.
While we won’t see Harrison in the NBA this year, this will give him a chance to play more against professionals while also making more money than he would in the G-League.