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) 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 /

Weaknesses

Despite a solid shooting form, Harrison posted a sub-40 percent shooting mark last year and shot just 31.6 percent from behind the arc. That number will absolutely have to improve in the NBA if he hopes for any sort of rookie year playing time.

He is also limited athletically by NBA standards, as his ball handling usually masks his slow first step. With his speed and quickness in question, there are concerns about how Harrison will be able to play team defense at the next level, as he will have to fight through monster screens and close out much quicker shooters.

While Harrison enjoyed sustained and eye-popping team success at Kentucky, it may be a detriment to him in the NBA. After playing with so many NBA-caliber players on one team and running over opponents, Harrison has yet to truly see what it feels like to have a defense key in on you and exploit your weaknesses.

That type of experience (one of only things Harrison has not dealt with) will come very quickly for him once in the NBA.

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