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Andrew Harrison scores career-high 31 points in D-League

Andrew Harrison, whose NBA rights are held by the Memphis Grizzlies, played for their summer-league team in Orlando, Fla., in July.
Andrew Harrison, whose NBA rights are held by the Memphis Grizzlies, played for their summer-league team in Orlando, Fla., in July. Associated Press

Former University of Kentucky star Andrew Harrison scored a career-high 31 points in the Iowa Energy’s 110-107 loss in overtime to the Canton Charge in the NBA’s D-League on Friday night.

Harrison, a D-League rookie whose NBA rights are held by the Memphis Grizzlies, also had a career-high five steals to go with seven rebounds and six assists. He was 7-for-17 from the field, 2-for-5 from three-point range and 15-for-21 at the free-throw line.

Harrison, expected to spend all season in the D-League, came into Friday’s matchup averaging 14.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.3 steals in eight games for the Energy. He was shooting 35.5 percent from three-point range.

Harrison’s previous career high for scoring came in his fourth game. He had 23 points, seven rebounds and six assists in a win against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants on Nov. 22.

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