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Charlotte Hornets sign Orlando Summer League invitee Aaron Harrison

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Kentucky's Aaron Harrison impressed Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford with his play in the Orlando Summer League and has earned himself a contract with the team.

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The Charlotte Hornets have signed Kentucky's Aaron Harrison to a two-year deal. The dollar value of Harrison's contract is unknown at this time, but it's safe to assume the Hornets used some of their mid-level exception to sign him. His contract includes a team option for next season.

It doesn't happen often, but once in a while an undrafted summer league invitee will make such a strong impression on a team that the team will actually sign him. Harrison's play at the Orlando Summer League reportedly made a strong impression on head coach Steve Clifford that the Hornets decided they had to sign him.

The 6'6" combo guard played a significant number of minutes for the Hornets last week, and showed excellent scoring instincts and decent defensive ability. While Harrison is undoubtedly a bit of a project, he has significant potential that could be achieved if his reputation as a hard worker is true. He also fits the culture the Hornets have built over the last few years: He's a thoughtful, confident player, much like his brother.

Harrison's twin brother Andrew was selected with the 44th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns.

It's unlikely Harrison sees many minutes this season as the Hornets just signed Kemba Walker's primary backup, Jeremy Lin, to a two-year deal a few days ago. Brian Roberts, the Hornets' backup point guard last season, lost his role in the process. Unfortunately for Harrison, Roberts is probably a bit better than he is at this point.

But there's a catch.

Harrison's excellent size allows him to play shooting guard as well, and while the Hornets have a few players capable of playing the position — namely Nicolas Batum and Jeremy Lamb — Harrison might be able to find minutes there in certain lineups. And if, heaven forbid, one of the Hornets' many guards suffers an injury this season, Harrison might carve out a nice role.

It will be interesting to see just how much Clifford plays Harrison as he's the person that pushed for this signing. He shot just 31.5 percent from 3-point range at Kentucky last season, though, and since the Hornets have made a concerted effort to acquire shooting this offseason, Harrison's role will be limited unless he improves significantly in that area.

The Hornets' roster now sits at 14 players, so barring a trade it looks like we're done for the offseason. Welcome your 2015-16 Charlotte Hornets.