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Hempfield grad Kason Harrell schedules NBA G League tryouts

Bill Beckner
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Hempfield grad Kason Harrell is a basketball player at Purdue Fort Wayne.

Kason Harrell has been waiting … and working out … and waiting … and working out — you get the picture.

He hopes the waiting is over for now.

The former Hempfield basketball star will take a step closer to a potential professional playing career — at least that is his hope — when he goes through a pair of tryouts with NBA G League teams.

Harrell will work out with the Maine Red Claws, the G League affiliate of the Boston Celtics, on Wednesday, at the Auerbach Center in Boston, the Celtics’ practice headquarters.

He will then head to a familiar place, Fort Wayne, Ind., where he will show his skills to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants on Sept. 21 at the Turnstone Plassman Athletic Center.

The Mad Ants are linked to the Indiana Pacers.

Harrell was one of the top scorers the last couple of years at Purdue Fort Wayne. He graduated after last season and has been working out with Gym Rat Performance Training, based out of Amerifit Gym in Green Tree, while casting lines to potential suitors, both around the NBA and overseas.

He has an agent with GoEmpire Group.

One thing Harrell does not lack is faith, and he trusts in the process with a patient approach.

“I’m really excited and grateful for this opportunity,” said Harrell, a 6-foot-2, 192-pound guard who is Hempfield’s all-time leading scorer. “Along with working every day as hard as I can, I have just been keeping my faith in Jesus and trusting that God was going to open a door for me and he has.”

Harrell averaged 15.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists a game, and made 49.5 percent of his shots last season for the Mastodons.

An adept perimeter shooter, Harrell has been working on finishing at the rim more and is known as a perfectionist when he runs through drills.

“I can’t wait to head out to these workouts and be able to put it on display for these guys,” Harrell said.

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Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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