The NBA's summer leagues get started Saturday in Orlando, but it's a matchup the following day that could be the most intriguing for University of Kentucky fans.
The Harrison twins, both trying to make a case for a roster spot on their respective teams, will square off at 3 p.m. Sunday in a game televised on NBA TV. Andrew, a second-round pick, will play for the Memphis Grizzlies. Aaron, who went undrafted, is on the Charlotte Hornets' squad.
There are three summer leagues this year, and the rosters are loaded with former UK stars. Fourteen ex-Cats and 12 others with Kentucky ties are expected to play, though not all rosters are official and rookies will need to sign their contracts before participating.
Other highlights this summer will include No. 1 draft picks Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins teaming up for the Timberwolves in Las Vegas. Julius Randle will return to action for the first time since suffering a season-ending leg injury in his NBA debut last season for the Lakers. Darius Miller, part of a league championship in Germany recently, will try to earn his way back to the NBA with the Mavericks.
Here is a look at the players (listed with their Kentucky connection) who are expected to participate:
Orlando Summer League
When: Saturday through July 10.
Teams: Grizzlies, Hornets, Nets, Heat, Pistons, Thunder, Pacers, Orlando (two teams) and Clippers.
Ex-Cats: Aaron Harrison, Hornets. Andrew Harrison, Grizzlies. Dakari Johnson and Marquis Teague, Thunder.
Others with Kentucky ties: Louisville's Russ Smith, Grizzlies. Louisville's Earl Clark and St. Catharine's Ben Vozzola, Nets. Pikeville's Haakim Johnson, Clippers. Louisville's Peyton Siva (Magic/Blue team). Murray State's Jarvis Williams (Magic/White team). Murray State's Cameron Payne isn't playing for the Thunder because of an injury.
Others to watch: Mario Hezonja, Magic. Frank Kaminsky, Hornets. Shabazz Napier and Justise Winslow, Heat.
Utah Jazz Summer League
Dates: Monday through Thursday.
Teams: Jazz, Celtics, 76ers and Spurs.
Ex-Cats: Trey Lyles, Jazz. James Young, Celtics.
Others with Kentucky ties: Louisville's Terry Rozier and Eastern Kentucky's Corey Walden, Celtics. Louisville's Wayne Blackshear, Spurs.
Others to watch: Marcus Smart, Celtics. Jahlil Okafor, 76ers.
Las Vegas Summer League
When: July 10 through July 20.
Teams: Hawks, Celtics, Nets, Bulls, Cavaliers, Mavericks, Nuggets, Warriors, Rockets, Lakers, Heat, Bucks, Timberwolves, Pelicans, Knicks, 76ers, Suns, Trail Blazers, Kings, Spurs, Raptors, Jazz, Wizards and D-League Select.
Ex-Cats: Karl-Anthony Towns, Timberwolves. Willie Cauley-Stein and Deandre Liggins, Kings. Trey Lyles, Jazz. Josh Harrellson and Devin Booker, Suns. Darius Miller (Mason County), Mavericks. James Young, Celtics. Julius Randle, Lakers. Doron Lamb, Warriors.
Others with Kentucky ties: Louisville's Montrezl Harrell, Rockets. Hopkinsville's Scotty Hopson, D-League Select. Louisville native D'Angelo Russell, Lakers.
Others to watch: Jahlil Okafor, 76ers. Kristaps Porzingis, Knicks. Andrew Wiggins, Timberwolves.
Orlando Summer League schedule
Saturday: Heat at Pacers, 9 a.m.; Pistons at Orlando (White), 11 a.m.; Orlando (Blue) at Clippers; Hornets at Thunder, 3 p.m.; Grizzlies at Nets, 5 p.m.
Sunday: Clippers at Pistons, 1 p.m.; Grizzlies at Hornets, 3 p.m.; Nets at Heat, 5 p.m.
Monday: Pacers at Magic (White), 1 p.m.; Magic (Blue) at Thunder, 3 p.m.; Pistons at Heat, 5 p.m.
Tuesday: Magic (Blue) at Grizzlies, 1 p.m.; Nets at Hornets, 3 p.m.; Thunder at Clippers, 5 p.m.
Wednesday: Magic (White) at Hornets, 1 p.m.; Pacers at Pistons, 3 p.m.; Clippers at Heat, 5 p.m.
Thursday: Pacers at Magic (Blue); Nets at Magic (White), 3 p.m.; Thunder at Grizzlies, 5 p.m.
Friday: Championship Day, matchups to be determined.
Utah Jazz Summer League schedule
Monday: 76ers vs. Spurs, 7 p.m.; Celtics vs. Jazz, 9 p.m.
Tuesday: Celtics. vs. 76ers, 7 p.m.; Spurs vs. Jazz, 9 p.m.
Thursday: Celtics vs. Spurs, 7 p.m.; 76ers vs. Jazz, 9 p.m.