May 21, 2019
Written by Thomas Scott
Fresh off a record-setting senior season, Albany State’s Jared Harrington has decided to go pro. Harrington joins Shaw University’s Amir Hinton as the only HBCU athletes to declare for the 2019 NBA draft.
This summer, Harrington was named to the NBA Player’s Association annual HBCU Top 50 camp. This camp is designed to showcase the top players from the SWAC and SIAC conferences. In addition, the camp pairs HBCU athletes with current and former NBA players looking to make the transition into coaching.
Harrington seemed to thrive from this opportunity and instantly implemented the feedback he received from the NBPA HBCU Top 50 coaches. He set an Albany State school record for most points scored in a single season (461). The 6’5 guard also elevated his game when his Albany State Ram teammates needed him most. His scoring average jumped from 18 points per game in conference play to 25 PPG in the SIAC tournament.
Harrington is an excellent finisher with an nice mid-range game. He hopes his size and playmaking abilities will allow him to play multiple positions at the next level. Check out some of his career highlights below :