The best news of the day for Big Blue Nation comes from Josh Gershon of Scout.com. He reported earlier today that Aaron and Andrew Harrison plan to attend Big Blue Madness on Oct. 12.
Tweets of the news are flooding the internet, as the news appears to have huge implications about the Harrisons' future.
Evan Daniels of Scout.com tweeted that we'll receive a story with full quotes later today:
I see @joshgershon's Harrison twins news is getting out. He'll have a full story w/ quotes from Aaron Harrison today.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDanielsFOX) September 24, 2012
Aaron Harrison Sr., however, disagrees with the media once again.
Harrison Sr. on the Scout report: "I have talked to Aaron about that. He said, 'I don't know what they're talking about.' And that was it."— Ben Roberts (@NextCats) September 24, 2012
Earlier this month, Adam Zagoria wrote that the two high school seniors were at odds with their father about which school to attend. Harrison Sr. later acknowledged that the report was wrong, which leaves us questioning the credibility of Zagoria's source.
From Gershon's article, here's what Aaron said:
Where will the Harrison twins play basketball next year?
Aaron Harrison's exact quote to Scout: "I think I'm going to Kentucky's Midnight Madness on Oct 12. It looks like that."— Ben Roberts (@NextCats) September 24, 2012
Previously, the idea was that the Harrison twins would appear at Maryland's midnight madness, which happens to occur on the same night.
That was thought to give the Terrapins and Mark Turgeon the leg-up in their recruitment, with that being their last visit to a college before they make their decision on Oct. 29.
It is clear that nothing is set in stone just yet. "Planning to attend" and "attending" are completely different, and plenty can change in the upcoming weeks.
Kentucky and Maryland remain the top two schools for the backcourt duo.
Keep in mind they won't make their decision solely based on a midnight madness visit, and the school that they visit on Oct. 12 may not be the one they end up playing for next fall.