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Aaron Harrison will play pro basketball in Turkey for Galatasaray

The former Wildcat’s stint with the Mavericks at the end of last season was good enough to earn him an overseas opportunity.

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Aaron Harrison is known in the city of Lexington as one of the most clutch shooters in Kentucky basketball history.

Knocking down last-second daggers against both Louisville and Michigan, Harrison single-handedly powered Kentucky to an unexpected Final Four appearance in 2014 where they lost in the championship game to Connecticut.

Following Harrison’s sophomore year, which also ended in the Final Four, he went undrafted after declaring for the NBA draft that spring. He did manage to earn a spot in the Charlotte Hornets organization, though, and bounced around several D-league teams before eventually being signed to a tanking Dallas Mavericks roster at the end of last season.

In nine games with the Mavericks, he averaged just 6.7 points on a rough 27% shooting. He has played in 35 NBA games, plus two NBA Playoff games.

Though his stint wasn’t efficient enough to earn himself a spot on a new NBA team, he did play well enough to earn a spot on Galatasaray, a European professional team in Turkey.

Ironically, Harrison will join former Final Four rival Nigel Hayes as a teammate on Galatasaray.

His twin brother, Andrew, has two years left on his deal with the Memphis Grizzlies.

In addition to his NBA stints, Aaron has played for the Oklahoma City Blue, Erie Bayhawks, Greensboro Swarm, Delaware 87ers and Reno Bighorns.

Good luck to the former Cat as he looks to continue his pro basketball career overseas.

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