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Montrezl Harrell Agrees to Deal With Rockets After Playing Hero at Scene of Car Crash

Houston Rockets second-round draft pick Montrezl Harrell played hero over the weekend when he helped save a motorist from a burning car, and then Harrell agreed to a contract with the Rockets on Tuesday, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Marc Spears.

Harrell was back at Louisville for workouts last week when he came upon an overturned car on campus Saturday night. Louisville sports information director Kenny Klein had the details:

Harrell played at Louisville for three years, winning a national title as a key bench piece in his freshman season and then taking on a much larger role in his final two seasons in school. The 6’8 forward averaged 15.7 points and 9.2 rebounds as a junior.

The Rockets selected Harrell 32nd in the 2015 NBA Draft, but he hasn’t signed a contract yet because of some salary cap issues. Houston is operating very close to the hard cap, so it’s been a bit more difficult than usual finalizing an agreement.

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