Is D`Angelo Harrison headed to Turkey, where 2011 star Dwight Hardy balls for a living?
According to Sportando, he has signed a contract with Uşak Sportif, a Turkish first-division team in the western Turkey city of Usak.
But it was reported yesterday that D`Angelo Harrison would play in the summer league with NBA's Houston Rockets.
Former St. John's star D'Angelo Harrison will play with the Rockets in the NBA Summer League, per his agent. #sjubb— Zach Braziller (@NYPost_Brazille) June 29, 2015
But also curiously, he wasn't on the Rockets' official list today.
Rockets "still working through some details" with D'Angelo Harrison, source said. Likely can add him to list soon. https://t.co/zMxiegNzSX— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) June 30, 2015
Told reports #sjubb D'Angelo Harrison has signed with Turkish pro team is premature. Still plans to play in NBA Summer League with Rockets.— Zach Braziller (@NYPost_Brazille) June 30, 2015
It could be that Harrison has an out with the Turkish squad if he makes an NBA roster; at the very least, it seems that the St. John's star has a place to play if the NBA undrafted longshot doesn't work...at least at first. Making money and gaining experience is important..
Harrison's craftiness and shooting ability may play very well in Europe; he's physical, won't back down from chippy play and gives great effort.
Usak Sportif team recently had former Ole Miss star Chris Warren at guard and former Pittsburgh wing Sam Young on the roster; the limit for Americans on the roster is likely three players.
Usak finished 13th in the league, and are obviously looking for a new look by bringing in young D`Angelo Harrison and veteran forward Paul Harris, formerly the undersized power forward at Syracuse. Harrison scored 17.5 points per game as a senior, playing on a depleted squad and through injuries for St. John's - helping to lead them to the NCAA Tournament.