When it comes to recruiting talented high school basketball players to a college program nobody does it better than Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari and with his latest recruits he has once again proven it. On Thursday Coach Cal landed the ultimate two-for-one deal when talented twins Andrew and Aaron Harrison announced they would be taking their collective talents to Lexington and enrolling at Kentucky in 2013.
The two high school seniors and back-court mates at Travis High School in Richmond, Texas chose Kentucky over Maryland and SMU mainly in part because of Coach Calipari’s commitment to winning.
Andrew Harrison is currently ranked as the top point guard and overall second best player in ESPN‘s top 100 for 2013, who is a 6’5″, 210lbs playmaker who has the ability run an offense in several different setting including traditional half court setting or a frenetic, quick paced full court attack.
He is also a good rebounder at the point guard position who has a high basketball IQ and possesses tremendous lateral quickness which makes him a lock defender when guarding all three perimeter positions. Andrew does however need to improve on his mid and long range shooting as that seems to be his only weakness currently.
Aaron Harrison is ranked as the top shooting guard and overall fourth best player in ESPN’s top 100 for 2013; like his brother, Aaron is also 6’5″ but is five pounds lighter at 205lbs. Aaron is a great long range spot up shooter who also has good dribble penetration skills and excellent footwork.
He is also a good defender who can guard all three perimeter positions, a decent rebounder at the two-guard position and also a good passer as well. Aaron like Andrew also has a very high basketball IQ but he needs to work on his ball handling.
With these two heading to Lexington for the 2013-14 NCAA basketball season they automatically make Kentucky’s 2013 recruiting class jump towards the top of the list and will give the Wildcats a legitimate chance at winning another national title.