Former Kentucky Wildcats star Aaron Harrison is returning to the United States.
After a year playing with Galatasaray in Turkey, Harrison signed a summer league deal with the Boston Celtics, according to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony.
Aaron Harrison will play summer league with the Boston Celtics, a source told ESPN. Harrison is coming off an outstanding season in Turkey with Galatasaray which has drawn him both Euroleague and renewed NBA interest. Harrison played college basketball at Kentucky.— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) June 22, 2019
The deal comes following a breakout year in Turkey. Harrison averaged 13.1 points per game shooting 44.2% from the field and 80.5% at the free throw line.
Before leaving for Turkey, Harrison had NBA stints with the Charlotte Hornets and Dallas Mavericks and played in the G League systems of the Hornets, Oklahoma City Thunder, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia 76ers and Sacramento Kings.
Harrison is best known for his clutch shots with the Wildcats as he hit game-winning three-pointers in both the Elite Eight and Final Four in the 2014 NCAA Tournament that saw Kentucky reach the national title game.
With the Celtics retooling their roster, a strong summer for Harrison just may earn him a spot on the team.
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