Harrellson is a three year NBA veteran, with 75 games of experience with the Knicks, Heat and Pistons to his credit after he was drafted with the 45th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. He played last season with the Chongqing Flying Dragons in the Chinese Basketball Association and with Brujos de Guayama in Baloncesto Superior Nacional, Puerto Rico's top basketball league.
Prior to his time in the NBA, Harrellson is best remembered for his time at Kentucky, where he picked up the nickname "Jorts" and helped take the Wildcats to the Final Four in 2011, alongside Brandon Knight and Terrence Jones . The year before, he was a minor role player on the squad that featured John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Eric Bledsoe and Patrick Patterson.
The Wizards roster already has 15 players committed to guaranteed contracts, so it's highly unlikely Harrellson makes the team. But like the team's other training camp signings, his NBA experience should raise the level of play at training camp.