Auburn grad assistant KT Harrell lands Division-I job

After two seasons as a graduate assistant, former Auburn All-SEC guard KT Harrell has landed his first gig within the teaching trade.

Harrell, whose senior season as a participant was with the Tigers Bruce Pearl‘s first season as head coach on the Plains, was named the director of basketball operations at FAU on Thursday.

The SEC’s scoring chief in 2015, Harrell performed professionally abroad Belgium, Italy and Turkey earlier than returning to his alma mater as a graduate assistant forward of the 2020-21 season.

I feel so typically it is simply in these interpersonal relationships,” Pearl mentioned final 12 months of Harrell’s function. “Those conversations on the bus or on the resort, within the locker room. Having performed within the system, having performed in different programs, having performed professionally, having graduated and beginning a household, he is not too a few years faraway from what these guys are going via. So, he is an amazing listening board. … KThe is watching Ira (Bowman) and Wes (Flanigan), watching Steven (Pearl), watching the opposite guys and studying from Chad (Prewett) and Mike Burgomaster and Ian (Borders) and my different employees about coach — watch movie, break issues down, so it is a mixture of a hands-on coaching for him.”

A product of Brewbaker Tech in Montgomery, Harrell transferred from Virginia after two seasons with the Cavaliers and enrolled at Auburn two years earlier than Pearl arrived. After sitting out one season as a consequence of NCAA switch guidelines, he performed his junior 12 months below Tony Barbee and his senior 12 months coinciding with Pearl’s first season with the Tigers.

He began 75 of Auburn’s 77 video games from the 2013-14 to 2014-15 season, main Auburn in scoring each years with 18.4 factors and three.5 rebounds per sport whereas taking pictures 44.3% from the sector.

Harrell was the second-best 3-point shooter within the SEC his senior 12 months with a 43.4% mark from downtown.

After the Tigers went 4-14 within the league Harrell’s senior season, he powered them to 3 wins within the SEC match in Nashville.

“They’re going to look again at this 12 months, and they will say, ‘This is the place it began,'” Harrell mentioned after the 2015 SEC match run of the way forward for Auburn basketball below Pearl.

Earlier this month, one other grad assistant, Maddux Jeffreys, was promoted to a full-time function as Auburn’s assistant director of operations.

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