Aaron Harrison: 20-years old, Kentucky, Shooting Guard
Draft Express Measurements: 6″6, 209-pounds, 6″8.25 wingspan
2014-15 Stats: 11.0 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.2 blocks, 1.1 steals, 40% field goals, 78% free-throws, 32% threes, 25.8 minutes
Quick Season Review: Aaron Harrison will forever be remember as the player who made three game winners in the NCAA Tournament as a freshman. As a sophomore Harrison was very inconsistent and inefficient. His shooting numbers and statistics dipped across the board. One of the factors, could’ve been his reduced playing time, as he averaged just under 26 minutes after averaging about 33. In the tournament Harrison didn’t have the moments he did as a freshman. He averaged 9.2 points and 3.6 rebounds. Harrison’s best game of the season was against Mississippi when he went for 26 points.
Strengths: NBA-ready body. Terrific size for a shooting guard. Clutch player. Good free-throw shooter. Doesn’t make many mistakes on offense (0.9 turnovers). Can finish with contact. Can shoot on a defender. Creates his own shot. Uses body well. Solid handle.
Weaknesses: Not a great athlete (34.5-inch vertical). Must improve as a passer. Shot selection is a concern. Must improve efficiency (40% fg). Despite being a solid shooter, he’s inconsistent (32%). Lazy defender. Slow for a guard.
Where He Would Help Spurs?
Aaron Harrison is a young guard with upside. He has legit two-guard size and can create his own shot. If Harrison buys into a team system, he can be one of the more productive players in the second round.
NBA Comparison: Willie Green
Aaron Harrison should have a career similar to Willie Green’s. They both have similar body types, they can spread the floor. Like Green, Harrison is a below average athlete.
Below is a Aaron Harrison highlights video uploaded by North Dallas.