Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Josh Harrellson Signs with the Washington Wizards

Former Kentucky forward Josh Harrellson has signed a non-guaranteed training camp contract with the Washington Wizards.

Harrellson played this summer for Brujos de Guayama in Puerto Rico's BSN league. In 44 games, he averaged 11.8 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.

He also played last season fro Chongqing in China's CBA league. In 14 games there, he averaged 13.9 points and 8.4 boards.

Here are more details from USBasket.com:

Washington Wizards strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old forward Josh Harrellson (208-120kg-89, college: Kentucky, agency: TNG). He played in the summer at Brujos de Guayama in Puerto Rican BSN league. In 44 games he recorded 11.8ppg, 8.8rpg, 2.3apg and 2.1bpg. The most of last season Harrellson spent at Chongqing (CBA) in Chinese league. In 14 games he averaged 13.9ppg, 8.4rpg, 1.6apg and 1.5spg. He also spent pre-season at the Pistons that year. He helped them to make it to the final.

In 2011 Harrellson was drafted by New Orleans Hornets in second round (45th overall). He attended University of Kentucky and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball. Among other achievements Harrellson received Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese NBL Player of the Year award and Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese NBL Import Player of the Year award in 2013.

He has played previously for three other NBA teams: Houston Rockets, Miami Heat and New York Knicks.

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