Aaron Harrison: Phoenix Suns 2015 Draft Profile

Feb 7, 2015; Gainesville, FL, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard Aaron Harrison (2) shoots a free throw against the Florida Gators during the second half at Stephen C. O'Connell Center. Kentucky Wildcats defeated the Florida Gators 68-61. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 7, 2015; Gainesville, FL, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard Aaron Harrison (2) shoots a free throw against the Florida Gators during the second half at Stephen C. O'Connell Center. Kentucky Wildcats defeated the Florida Gators 68-61. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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Aaron Harrison
Feb 7, 2015; Gainesville, FL, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard Aaron Harrison (2) drives to the basket as Florida Gators guard Chris Chiozza (11) defends during the second half at Stephen C. O’Connell Center. Kentucky Wildcats defeated the Florida Gators 68-61. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

Strengths

Unlike his brother, Aaron is projected to be strictly a 2-guard at the NBA level, utilizing his height and shooting touch to carve out a role in the league no matter where he is drafted. As stated, his shot is what Harrison will have to depend on if he wishes to be in the NBA 5-7 years from now.

The good news: he already has a fairly solid foundation to depend on with fluid mechanics and a nice, consistent shooting motion. He possesses a handle that is good enough for NBA shooting guard standards and has extreme poise in pressure situations, turning the ball over just 1.4 times per 40 minutes last season.

Despite the fact he was never asked to run the offense or consistently facilitate off the pick and roll, Harrison assisted on 11.1 percent of Kentucky’s scores when he was on the floor, according to Sports-Reference.

On the other end of the floor, a solid frame, good size and a 6’8″ wingspan enable him to defend well in man-to-man defense, not to mention his experience in John Calipari’s tenacious in-your-face defensive system.

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