Auburn’s KT Harrell to play with New Orleans in NBA Summer League

AUBURN, Ala. ( Former Auburn All-SEC guard KT Harrell will play for the New Orleans Pelicans in the 24-team NBA Las Vegas Summer League July 8-18 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of UNLV.

New Orleans will open play vs. the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday at 9:30 pm CT on ESPN at the Thomas & Mack Center followed by games against the Utah Jazz on Sunday at 7 pm CT on NBA TV and the Sacramento Kings on Monday at 9 pm CT on ESPN2, both at Cox Pavilion.

Each team will play three games between July 8-12 before being seeded in a tournament that starts on July 13 and concludes with a championship game on July 18.

Harrell averaged 5.3 points in four games for the Philadelphia 76ers during the 2015 NBA Summer League.

Harrell played for the Akhisar Belediye in the Turkish Basketball League during the 2015-16 season and led the team in scoring at 16.6 points per game and added 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per contest.

As a senior, Harrell became the first Tiger since Wesley Person in 1994 to lead the SEC in scoring, averaging 18.5 points per game in 2014-15. The Montgomery, Ala., native also led the SEC and was ranked 10th nationally in 3-point field goal pct. (.434) while averaging a league-best 2.8 made 3s per game. He was ranked sixth in the SEC in field goal pct. (.453).

Harrell was named to the 2015 SEC All-Tournament Team after averaging 21.5 points leading Auburn to the SEC Tournament semifinals as the Tigers won three games in the tournament for the first time in 30 years.

In his two-years at Auburn, Harrell scored 1,196 points, 23rd-most in program history, averaging 18.4 ppg, sixth-best all-time at Auburn. He is second on Auburn’s career free throw pct. list (.839), sixth in career 3-point field goal pct. (.400), eighth in free throws made (296) and ninth in 3-point field goals made (164).

Harrell, who scored 1,497 points in his collegiate career, is the second Auburn player to play in the NBA Summer League this year along with Kenny Gabriel of the Miami Heat.

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