In the 2010 NBA Draft, we knew that one of Syracuse's players would be drafted highly while we wondered if another one would be taken in the 2nd round. Wes Johnson and Andy Rautins fulfilled the hopes of SU fans but also reminded us of a similar situation in 2009. Jonny Flynn was the sure-thing but Paul Harris didn't hear his name called on draft night.
A summer league tryout with the Utah Jazz was meant to fix that error but a sever ankle sprain prevented him from being able to play and therefore make the team. Down to the NBDL it went for Paul as he became the first-ever draft pick of the Maine Red Claws. Sadly, that injury was worse then expected and he was released before ever playing a game for them.
Sadly, Paul Harris quickly went from "next big thing" to "next horror story" for leaving school too early. He seemed to disappear and we wondered if he would keep that dream of making it to the NBA alive. Now it looks like the Jazz are going to see what they can do to help him.
Paul is officially on the Jazz' summer league roster once again. Utah will play in the Orlando Summer League and Paul will have a chance to face-off against fellow Orangeman Darryl Watkins when the Jazz play the Pacers on July 7th. Here's hoping the leg is in top condition and Paul can finally showcase himself 100%.
And here's to hoping the 'fro is back as well.