Former University of Kentucky guard Aaron Harrison, who was not selected in the NBA Draft last month, signed as a free agent with the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Yahoo Sports previously reported that the deal was for two years with a partial guarantee during the first year.
"Aaron Harrison played very well for us in summer league," Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho said in a report on the team's website. "He is a talented young player with a lot of potential and we look forward to seeing what he can do moving forward."
Harrison played in all five summer league games for the Hornets in the Orlando Pro Summer League in Florida. He scored in double figures in all five contests, averaging 13.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and team highs of 3.4 assists and 1.4 steals in 29.0 minutes.
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When asked about Harrison on Monday, Hornets Coach Steve Clifford said he likes what has seen from the ex-Cat.
"He's got toughness," Clifford said. "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.
"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."
Harrison played two seasons at UK, where he helped the Cats reach back-to-back Final Fours. He averaged 12.4 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.1 steals in 29.2 minutes during his two seasons.
In 2014-15, he was named second-team All-SEC after averaging a team-high 11.0 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.1 steals.
Harrison, who was named to the SEC All-Tournament Team in each of his two seasons, also earned NCAA Midwest Regional All-Tournament Team honors in 2013-14, when he hit three consecutive game-winning three-point field goals in the Sweet 16, Elite Eight and Final Four.