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Aaron Harrison to join Charlotte Hornets summer league roster

The Hornets are starting to make their final preparations for the summer.

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The Charlotte Hornets will be adding undrafted rookie Aaron Harrison, out of Kentucky, to their summer league team. During his Sophomore year, Harrison averaged 11 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game.

Harrison wasn't drafted in the 2015 NBA Draft due to putting up poor and inconsistent numbers on a star ridden Kentucky squad. He shot just below 40 percent from the field, and his 31 percent mark from 3-point range wasn't enough to make up for it. Not very good for a player listed as a shooting guard, and definitely bad for someone with the body type of a wing in the NBA.

Harrison will need to add ball handling skills, get much better on defense, and improve as a slasher if he's going to pull out an NBA career. Some improvement as a shooter would obviously help as well, but that part is much more difficult for players to improve compared to other areas That said, he showed potential as a solid player off ball, but that mixed with bad shooting doesn't really go well.

Harrison is a pretty typical summer league addition. Undrafted player in need of lots of improvement, but looking to make some noise for himself. Harrison should be able to play his way onto a training camp roster, but he's going to need a great summer if he wants to be on an NBA roster come October. The possibility is there, but it's much more likely he'll find himself on a D-League roster instead.