BOCA RATON, Fla.- Following a stellar two-year career with the Lynn University men's basketball team, alum Aaron Harrison has signed a professional contract with BBC Arantia Larochette in Luxembourg. Harrison becomes the 27th player in program history to sign a professional deal and second in two years. Slobodan Miljanic signed with Fribourg Olympic in Switzerland, part of the LNBA in 2014. Arantia Lorochette is in the Total League, the highest-level of professional basketball in Luxembourg.
"Coach Price, Coach Norwood and Coach Spencer at Lynn University helped develop me as a player, as a man and taught me how to carry myself in a professional manner off the court," said Harrison. "I want to thank my family, friends and teammates for being with me on this journey. For all my teammates, this wouldn't be possible without you and I will never forget all the good times we had. I will always be a Fighting Knight at heart, thank you Lynn University for the wonderful experience. "
Harrison appeared in 58 games for the Blue & White earning 56 starts. He averaged 16.9 points, seven rebounds and 2.3 steals per game during his career. As a junior, he was named to the All-Sunshine State Conference Newcomer Team and was honored as the the MVP of the 2013-14 squad after averaging 17.3 ppg and 8.3 rpg while shooting 46.6 percent from the field.
"We are extremely proud of Aaron getting this great opportunity," said head coach Jeff Price. "He was able to accomplish three main goals here at Lynn, obtaining a college degree, playing on a championship caliber team and playing at the professional level. He has meant a lot to our program and certainly deserves this."
During the 2014-15 season he averaged 16.5 ppg, 5.9 rpg and led the SSC in steals (84) and steals per game (2.7) en route to earning All-SSC First Team accolades. Harrison helped put the Fighting Knights back in the NCAA Division II Tournament after a nine-year hiatus when Lynn went 21-10 overall and reached the Sweet Sixteen, where he earned All-Tournament Team recognition.
Postseason honors continued to transpire for the 22-year-old Atlanta, Ga., native. Harrison was selected to play in the NABC Division II All-Star Game where he set the scoring record of 25 points shooting 7-for-9 from three-point range. He was named to the NABC All-South District Second Team and earned Daktronics All-South Region Second Team honors.
"First I would like to thank God for giving me the talent and blessing me with the ability to play basketball," said Harrison. "Also I would like to thank all of my coaches, from Brett Lewis at Creekside High School for teaching me the fundamentals of the game and giving me a chance to play, to Neil Orr at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Coach Orr taught me about hard work and overcoming adversity, which prepared me for Lynn University."
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