Former University of Louisville basketball player Montrezl Harrell re-signed with the Los Angeles Clippers, the NBA team announced Wednesday.
Harrell, entering his fourth NBA season, was a restricted free agent this summer. He agreed to a two-year, $12 million contract to stay in Los Angeles, ESPN reported.
Harrell was drafted No. 32 overall in the second round by the Houston Rockets in 2015. The forward joined the Clippers last season as part of a trade that sent Chris Paul to the Rockets. Harrell averaged 11 points and 4 rebounds in 17 minutes per game for the Clippers.
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Lawrence Frank, the Clippers’ President of Basketball Operations, said in a release: “Montrezl is a tough, hard-playing, gritty competitor who is committed to winning. We love his passion and energy, and are very excited to have Trezz back in a Clippers uniform.”
Harrell was one of the star players on Louisville’s 2013 team and was the Cards’ second-leading scorer the two seasons after that. He received the Karl Malone Award for the nation’s top power forward his junior year.
The North Carolina native averaged 11.6 points and 6.9 rebounds in his three seasons at Louisville.
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