Andrew Harrison worked out for the Boston Celtics on Tuesday ahead of this month's NBA Draft.
Austin Ainge, Boston's director of player personnel said the former University of Kentucky point guard "plays more mature than a normal college sophomore."
Harrison told Celtics.com that his time in Lexington is the reason for that.
"All the stuff that Kentucky prepares you for really is the closest thing to the NBA," Harrison said. "I'm happy I went there, I wouldn't trade my experience for anything, and I do feel like I'm prepared."
Former University of Louisville standout Terry Rozier, another point guard, also worked out for the Celtics on Tuesday.
"We don't really look at it as (a rivalry) no more," Harrison said, according to Celtics.com. "We're both just two kids trying to chase a dream. Two talented players, two fearless guys that will work out against anybody, and we're just enjoying the process."
Harrison led the Cats in assists last season with 139 (3.6 per game). He averaged 9.3 points while shooting 37.8 percent from the field and 38.3 percent from three-point range.
He said he has been working on his shooting during his preparation for the draft.
"A lot of the point guards in the league now are shoot-first point guards," he said. "Of course you've gotta make the open shots, so that's what I've been working."