The Memphis Grizzlies introduced this year's draft picks — Kentucky's Andrew Harrison and LSU's Jarrell Martin — at a news conference on Monday.
General Manager Chris Wallace said that the Grizzlies will benefit from Harrison's wealth of experience in his two years with the Wildcats.
"Andrew was part of these great Kentucky teams the last couple of years that were the glamour teams in college basketball," Wallace said. "Two straight appearances in the Final Four. He's very experienced on the biggest stages of college basketball. ... He's used to making very good players even better."
Harrison, the 44th overall pick in the draft, was projected by some as a lottery pick when he arrived at Kentucky. That didn't happen, and he's OK with that.
"To be honest, all that doesn't really matter," said Harrison, who'll wear No. 4 with the Grizzlies. "I'm here now, and I'm just happy to be here. Can't really go back on the past. I'm just happy I made the decision I made, and I enjoyed college for my two years. And now I'm here with the Memphis Grizzlies just trying to make the team."
His brother, Aaron, didn't fare as well. Though he went undrafted, Aaron will be playing for the Charlotte Hornets' summer league squad.
"I feel confident he'll make the team," Andrew Harrison said of his brother. "I still feel like he was just as good as anybody. It was a disappointing night. Kind of bittersweet for me. But he'll do fine."
Andrew said he's looking forward to getting to work with the Grizzlies, a team that traded for him on draft night.
"It's a blessing." he said "I'm just trying to work as hard as I can and try to make the roster. And try to make the people around me better in summer league."