Future Watch: Andrew Harrison Rookie Basketball Cards, Grizzlies – The NBA Developmental League has been a true blessing for many talented young players to hone their skills. Such is the case for Andrew Harrison. The 6’6″, 213lb shooting guard played his college ball at Kentucky. He was selected by the Phoenix Suns with in the second round of the 2015 NBA Draft with the 44th overall pick. He was then promptly traded to the Memphis Grizzlies for Jon Leuer.
On October 31, 2015, he was acquired by the Iowa Energy, the affiliate team of the Grizzlies in the NBA Development League . In 46 games for Iowa in 2015–16, he averaged 18.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.5 steals per game. Harrison’s performance resulted in him signing a multi-year deal with the Grizzlies on July 12, 2016.
Andrew Harrison currently ranks sixth on the NBA’s Rookie Ladder, a tracking of the year’s top performing rookies. Notes state:
Important development No. 1: Harrison is back in the rotation, with 15.2 minutes the last six games and at least 10 each time after failing to break double digits in five of the previous six. (Even better that it’s the rotation for a team on 48-win pace). Important development No. 2: Shooting 45.7 percent in 12 games in January, a significant change of direction after 31 percent in November and 28.6 in December that brings him to 31.7 for the season. Still terrible, but at least trending in a good direction to support No. 2 in the class in assists, No. 5 in steals and No. 6 in minutes.
To get a better understanding of his skill set and potential upside it helps to look back at scouting reports prior to the 2015 draft. His NBA Draft Profile includes a quote from Draft Express that reads:
“First and foremost an outstanding slasher, Harrison has a knack for getting to the basket almost whenever he pleases. He has a great first step and terrific timing on his drives, utilizing crossovers, change of speeds and simply overpowering opponents with his strength, allowing him to make a living at the free throw line. Once at the basket, he finishes with either hand, often through contact, and will at times go up and finish above the rim impressively, even if he’s not what you’d call an incredibly explosive leaper.”
Harrison is currently posting per-game averages of 6.5 points, 2 rebounds and 3.1 assists on 23.1 minutes. He is also shooting 76.3% from the charity stripe.
Future Watch: Andrew Harrison Rookie Basketball Cards, Grizzlies – The Cards
Andrew Harrison was included in several 2015-16 Panini NBA Basketball Card products. He has autographed cards in the following sets:
Harrison also has a sweet, manufactured patch autographed card that was randomly inserted into Panini wrapper redemption packs at the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention.
Future Watch: Andrew Harrison Rookie Basketball Cards, Grizzlies – Image Gallery
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