Kentucky Basketball Gets Commitment From Harrison Twins
Call it a double victory for Kentucky as twins Aaron and Andrew Harrison of Richmond (Texas) Travis High have committed to play for coach John Calipari, picking the Wildcats over Maryland and SMU.
"We liked coach (John) Calipari's fire to win and we want to win a national championship," Andrew said.
"Also, Coach Calipari did not guarantee anything and we liked that," Aaron added.
Considered as the highest-rated basketball twins to come out of high school, Andrew is the country's top playmaker and No. 2 overall prospect while Aaron is the No. 4 overall player and top shooting guard.
The twins' commitment has vaulted Kentucky's recruiting class from being unranked to No. 1 overall, overtaking Florida.
"I am very happy that Andrew and Aaron made their own decision," said their father, Aaron Harrison Sr. "They weighed all the facts and made their decision and it never changed."
Aaron Sr. was happy that Calipari was upfront with the twins and their family during the recruitment process.
"Coach Calipari told us, 'We want you to come to Kentucky, but it is not going to be easy,' " Aaron Sr. said.
Meanwhile, Marian Harrison, the twins' mother, was convinced by Kentucky's academic history, particularly with its student-athletes.
"I liked the wall with the GPA of the players on it," Marian Harrison said. "The GPA of the players that went to the NBA was great, and they are continuing to work toward getting their degrees."
Andrew averaged 12 points, six assists and 4.9 rebounds per game while Aaron averaged 18 points, four rebounds and two assists for last year's Texas Class 5A runner-up.
Kentucky lands the Harrison twins
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