The Los Angeles Lakers signed undrafted free agent shooting guard Kevon Harris.
Although the Los Angeles Lakers did not have a draft pick in the 2020 NBA draft, they still picked up a couple of players. The first player is Kevon Harris. Harris is an elite scorer and someone that has tremendous upside in the NBA.
The Lakers signed Harris to an exhibit 10 contract. This means that Harris is signed to a one year on a minimum deal, and he can get a $50,000 bonus if he is waived but stays on the South Bay Lakers roster for at least 60 days.
Harris had quite an accomplished college career during his four years at Stephen F. Austin. He finished as the school’s all-time career leading scorer, with a total of 1,833 points. Along with this, he was named to the All-Southland second team once, the All-Southland first team once, and the Southland player of the year once.
Kevon Harris stands at 6’6″ and weighs 219 lbs. He seems to be a very promising scorer in the NBA, averaging 17.8 points and 17.5 points per game in his junior and senior seasons respectively.
Along with this, Harris may end up being a deadeye shooter once he gets the chance to play with the Los Angeles Lakers. In his senior season with Stephen F. Austin, Harris shot a spectacular 41.3% from three on 4.6 attempts per game.
Harris is a quality scorer off of the dribble. He is someone who has the ability to generate bench offense for the Lakers once he spends a little bit of time with their G-League team further developing his game.
Another area of the game that Harris excels at is getting to the free-throw line. While it is likely that he will not be quite the free-throw generator in the league that he was in college because he is not a big name in the NBA, Harris still knows how to manipulate plays to exaggerate contact and make it to the line.
In his senior year, he averaged 6.2 free throws per game and shot 77.1% from the line in that season.
One area of his game that Harris could greatly improve on is his playmaking and ballhandling. He is very careless with the ball and does not do much to facilitate for teammates. In his senior season, he averaged only 2.1 assists per game and an astronomical 3.5 turnovers per game.
It is likely that he will be a spot-up scorer once he makes his debut with the Los Angeles Lakers, however, he must improve in this area and show caution with the ball.
The second area that Harris must improve on is defense. He has been explained as unfocused defensively. Along with this, in his final season with Stephen F. Austin, he averaged 2.5 personal fouls per game.
With him being an unsigned free agent, Harris has a long way before he will make his debut with the Los Angeles Lakers. However, if he continues to improve his game, he will be a great bench scorer that will be able to hold his own on defense.
It is very likely that Harris will step up to the plate and prove himself. During his toughest matchup during his career at Stephen F. Austin, they faced off against the number one ranked Duke Blue Devils. Harris finished the game with 26 points as he and his team took down the top-ranked Blue Devils in what was one of the biggest upsets of the season.