Kentucky Basketball: Aaron and Andrew Harrison Make the Right Choice, Stay in School

By Connor Muldowney
Aaron and Andrew Harrison
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Ending all the speculation of ‘will the Harrison twins go pro’, the two decided to stay another year with the Kentucky Wildcats, making the right choice. It looks like Andrew Harrison and Aaron Harrison realized they would likely be second-round picks with no guaranteed money on the table.

The two will make quite the dynamic duo in the coming year at Kentucky as they both were key contributors and leaders on a national title-bound team this year.

With the announcement of their return, that makes four players from this stellar team returning for another season. The other two were Willie Cauley-Stein as well as Alex Poythress — making for quite the national title favorite next year.

Before this season, John Calipari churned out many one-and-dones and it looks like the culture at Kentucky is changing ever so slightly. No one saw any of the top players on the team returning for a sophomore season, but three of them have.

While Julius Randle and James Young have already decided to go pro, they both realized that they have first-round talent and will be drafted and signed to solid contracts immediately.

Andrew Harrison was a big key to the puzzle this season, averaging 10.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and 4.0 assists while his brother, Aaron, averaged 13.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists.

Don’t be surprised if this Kentucky team makes it back to the Final Four in 2015 and heck, maybe even another national title. With yet another top recruiting class on its way in, look out for one of the scariest teams in recent memory.

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