Former University of Kentucky player Andrew Harrison has worked his way to some NBA security.
The starting point guard on Kentucky’s 38-1 Final Four team of 2014-15 has agreed to a three-year, $3 million contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, the team that drafted him in the second round last year.
Harrison, who was drafted with the No. 44 pick last summer, spent all of last season in the NBA’s developmental league, playing for the Iowa Energy.
He averaged 18.5 points, 4.9 assists, 4.3 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 3.2 turnovers in 46 games for the Energy. Harrison has followed that up with solid play for the Grizzles’ Summer League team in Las Vegas in recent days.
Harrison is the twin brother of shooting guard Aaron Harrison, who plays for the Charlotte Hornets, and is also competing in the Summer League this week.
Ex-Cats, ex-Card face off: The Houston Rockets used an early fourth-quarter run to turn a tight game into a blowout Sunday, defeating the Sacramento Kings 85-73 at the Las Vegas Summer League at Thomas and Mack Center.
Former Louisville star Montrezl Harrell finished with 14 points, six rebounds and three assists for Houston, and Kyle Wjilter scored 11 off the bench. Sam Dekker scored a team-high 19 points with seven rebounds to lead the Rockets (1-1).
Willie Cauley-Stein finished with 11 points and six rebounds for Sacramento, despite going 3-for-11 from the field. Skal Labissiere came off the bench to chip in four points and five rebounds.
▪ Trey Lyles did not play in the Utah Jazz’s 709-72 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.