Kentucky Basketball Recruiting: Harrison Twins' Father Says Report Is Wrong

Nick NafpliotisCorrespondent ISeptember 23, 2012

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Well, this just keeps getting more and more interesting.

Reports began to surface this weekend that Aaron and Andrew Harrison wanted to commit to the University of Kentucky, but that their father, Aaron Harrison Sr., was pushing for them to commit to Maryland.

On Saturday evening, Harrison Sr. told Jeff Ermann of that the initial report by Adam Zagoria was completely untrue. He emphatically stated:

That’s just [the reporter of the story] doing his thing. I’d talked to him one time a few months ago and he re-worded what I said and took it all out of context in his article, so I don’t talk to him anymore. Maybe that’s why he had to write something. He makes up things and runs with them for attention.

Harrison Sr. went on to say that any talks about where his sons might play have been kept completely within the family (going so far as to change his boys' telephone numbers) and that the decision on where they go to school would be completely up to them.

There are a few things that should be considered about this report before running with the information:

  • Just like with Zagoria's report, you should take what Harrison Sr. says with a gigantic grain of salt. Aside from that fact that he told all of this to a Maryland sports website, he is also in a position where if he were pushing for his sons to attend Maryland, he couldn't just come out and say that.
  • Aaron and Andrew seems like great kids, but they are also KIDS. While there's a good chance the adults have kept a tight lip about what their sons are thinking, the boys probably have at least a few friends with whom they've discussed the matter.
  • Adam Zagoria is normally pretty reliable, but he did cite an unnamed source. If what Harrison Sr. said is correct, it means that the "unnamed source" was Zagoria himself, which is pretty embarrassing (and a little bit hilarious). 

Hopefully, the Harrison Twins stick to their self imposed October 29 decision deadline. Otherwise, more and more of these types of rumors (both substantive and those pulled out of thin air) will start popping up. 

But at least if you're a Kentucky fan, this gives you something to help keep your mind off of the current football season.


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