Hempfield grad Kason Harrell signs NBA G League contract
Kason Harrell’s journey to professional basketball reached a high note Monday night when the former Hempfield star signed a contract with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the NBA G League affiliate of the Indiana Pacers.
Harrell, who graduated last year from Purdue Fort Wayne, had a tryout with the Mad Ants on Sept. 21 at the Turnstone Plassman Athletic Center in Fort Wayne.
He also worked out for the Maine Red Claws, the Boston Celtics’ G League team.
Excited to announce that I have signed my first pro contract and will be headed to training camp with the Fort Wayne Mad ants!! All glory to my Lord Jesus Christ and thanks to all my friends and family for their prayers and support 🙏🏾🙏🏾🏀🏀💯💯 pic.twitter.com/QzbhnCWJvm
— Kason Harrell (@ChurchBoy_32) October 15, 2019
The 6-foot-2, 192-pound point guard has an agent with GoEmpire Group. Additional terms of his contract will be contingent upon him making the team.
Training camp begins Oct. 28.
Players who sign “Select Contracts” make $125,000 for the five-month G League season.
Harrell, the all-time leading scorer at Hempfield, averaged 15.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists a game in his final season at Purdue Fort Wayne.
— GYMRATPT.COM 🐭 (@gymratpt) October 15, 2019
Couldn’t be prouder for one of the hardest working and most humble people I’ve been blessed to cross paths with. This young man truly EARNED this pro @nbagleague contract. Way to go Kason! The hard work continues. #gymratpt #ratsdontrest https://t.co/bevoKbhPpO
— Andrew Kurzawski MDiv CPT (@CoachKurzawski) October 15, 2019
Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .