Harris offered deal in Slovakia (Basketball)

July 8, 2010
Ramon Harris

The University of Kentucky men’s basketball team made history last month by having five players selected in the first round of the NBA Draft.

It looks like Anchorage’s Ramon Harris could be on his way to the professional ranks as well.

Harris, of West High fame, has been offered a contract to play for Slovakian team Astrum Levice, which struggled last season by winning just 10 times in 40 domestic league games and reportedly having financial problems.

There are stories online saying Harris signed with the team today, but the former Alaska Player of the Year said otherwise.

“The release about me signing with the euro team is not true,” Harris wrote on his Twitter account, Monie_Mone5. “They offered me a contract but I did not sign any contract.”

Harris, a 6-foot-7 defensive specialist, averaged 3.4 points and 2.8 rebounds in 16 minutes per game for the former NCAA No. 1-ranked Wildcats.

“Ramon is an intelligent guy who knows he needs one good season in a weaker league in Europe to assert itself and showed that it can play basketball at the highest level,” the team’s GM Lubos Pohanka said.

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