Jalen Harris has had a tumultuous run of things. After a very promising rookie campaign for the Toronto Raptors, averaging 7.4 points per game on smooth and efficient shooting, Harris was “dismissed and disqualified” from the league for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program. He then went to Italy to play for Vanoli Cremona, where his efficiency and shooting plummeted. He and the team opted to part ways during the season. Now that he is close to being able to apply to be reinstated to the NBA, it seems he’s returning to play close to home during the NBA offseason, possibly to put himself back on the Raptors’ radar.
The Scarborough Shooting Stars are an expansion franchise in the CEBL and will be playing their first ever season beginning on May 26. But being the new kid on the block hasn’t stopped the team from making waves; former national team sharpshooter (and once-upon-a-time Raptors 905 player) Brady Heslip is their inaugural general manager. J. Cole has also signed to play on the team, sparking outrageously successful ticket sales. Now Harris is set to join the roster.
Harris’s situation in the NBA remains unresolved, but at the very least this is another splash for a new franchise in a practically new Canadian league.
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