When asked about Aaron Harrison on Monday, Charlotte Hornets first-year Coach Steve Clifford lauded the rookie free agent and former Kentucky player.
“I like him a lot,” Clifford said of Harrison. “He’s got toughness. I think he’s highly competitive, he’s got size and he’s got a really good feel for how to play. Obviously he’s got some work to do, but I really like what he can become.”
Harrison, who was not picked in the June 25 NBA Draft, played for Charlotte’s entry in the Orlando Summer League.
“The thing he did a lot late in games is he can turn the corner and get to the basket,” Clifford said. “He can finish with either hand. He’s deceptive that way: He’s big, but he gets to the rim quickly.”
The Hornets have agreed in principle to a contract with Harrison, which means he will be invited to pre-season camp.
“I think his toughness and competitiveness are his biggest strengths,” Clifford said.