The Houston Rockets rookie Montrezl Harrell showcased bravery and heroics off the court Monday when he assisted in saving a woman from an overturned car that had smoke emanating from it.
As per Louisville Senior Associate Athletic Director Kenny Klein’s tweet Harrell grabbed a fire extinguisher from a local business and helped save the woman. He assisted in breaking the car window,used the extinguisher on the smoking over turned vehicle and then with other brave onlookers pulled the female from the car.
The car accident is said to have occurred near the Louisville campus of which Harrell is an alumni and where he happened to be visiting on Monday September 14th.
The story appears authentic given Harrell himself retweeted about the incident:
— Jeff Fischel (@JeffFischel) September 15, 2015
Harrell is one of 4 players on the current Houston Rockets roster with a non-guaranteed contract and with training camp around the corner the 32nd pick of this past summer’s draft is still negotiating with General Manager Daryl Morey. Second round draft picks are not guaranteed a contract and with rookie extensions due to Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas his negotiations have taken somewhat of a back seat. UPDATE: Harrell has agreed in principle to a 3-year deal.
Harrell’s tenacity on the boards is undisputed, as is his motor. The question remains how badly the Rockets require his services specifically in the upcoming season, but more where they project his future ceiling to be. Furthermore is Harrell himself willing to compensate by taking a shorter term contract of lesser value to remain with a Rockets team who will surely be among the West’s best this season.
In the interim, his act of bravery off the court yesterday showcases his ability to deal with pressure and earmarks him to be a fan favorite given his heroic turn.
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