Kentucky, John Calipari Land 2013 Stars Andrew and Aaron Harrison
With hype and anticipation building, Kentucky and head coach John Calipari did what they do best: reel in top recruits.
On Thursday evening, as part of ESPNU‘s Recruiting Nation, 2013 prospects Andrew and Aaron Harrison verbally committed to the Wildcats.
Andrew, who stands at 6-foot-5, is widely regarded as the nation’s top point guard from the senior class. With that being said, his twin brother Aaron, who also stands at 6-foot-5, is the nation’s top shooting guard.
ESPN lists Andrew as the No. 2 overall prospect within the class, while Aaron pops in at No. 4. The package and brotherly duo is undoubtedly a major get for Calipari and Big Blue Nation, as the pull and the Wildcats’ legacy struck gold once again.
Prior to their announcement on Thursday, the Harrison twins were also being targeted by Maryland and SMU. Despite not landing the dynamic duo, credit the Mustangs and head coach Larry Brown for making their late push into their recruitment. Especially considering the fact that Brown was only recently hired this past spring.
As for Maryland, many believe the Terps and head coach Mark Turgeon were right in the thick of things for the Harrison twins and that they were until the prospects announced in favor of the Wildcats. Maryland and their strong connection to Under Armour nearly swayed the pair of top-five recruits to College Park.
Both Aaron and Andrew Harrison currently attend Travis H.S. (TX) and ran with the Houston Defenders Select during their time on the AAU circuit.
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