Andrew and Aaron Harrison to Kentucky Basketball: Wildcats Land 5-Star Twins
Twin brothers Andrew and Aaron Harrison have decided to take their talents to Kentucky after both revealed on Thursday that they would join head coach John Calipari's Wildcats for the 2013-14 season, according to CBS Sports' Jeff Goodman:
Harrison Twins to Kentucky. No shock whatsoever.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) October 4, 2012
Andrew and Aaron are two of the best high-school basketball players in the country, and are ranked second and fourth, respectively, on the ESPN 100 list.
It's no surprise they chose to sign with the same school. We often see twins choose to play together rather than go their separate ways when deciding where to play in college.
The Harrison brothers have the potential to be just as dominant as Marcus and Markieff Morris were at Kansas a few years ago. Both Marcus and Markieff were first-round picks in the 2011 NBA draft.
Let's examine the kind of impact that the Harrison twins will have at Kentucky as freshmen.
What Andrew and Aaron Will Bring to the Team
Andrew is a point guard and Aaron is a shooting guard, so the Wildcats have added a great backcourt combo to their roster.
At 6'5", Andrew is taller than most point guards, which will help create matchup nightmares for opposing guards.
He takes care of the ball and consistently limits turnovers. He's also a capable scorer, and he's very willing to be a playmaker and get his teammates involved.
Aaron is a fantastic scorer with excellent shooting range and explosive speed. His game is similar to that of former Florida Gators guard and current Washington Wizards rookie Bradley Beal.
Aaron is the best shooting guard in the Class of 2013, and he will be able to stretch the floor with his outside shooting. His superior athleticism also helps him dominate in transition, which is a valuable asset to any team.
The Harrison brothers have played together for many years, so they will have a level of chemistry that few guard tandems have as freshmen.
Kentucky will have a very talented roster in 2013-14, but these twins will likely be first-year starters for Calipari. Players who score as well as they do should not come off the bench.
Calipari has enjoyed great success with freshman guards throughout his career, and a few notable NBA guards who really benefited from his coaching include Derrick Rose and John Wall.
Aaron and Andrew will likely be "one-and-done" players because both have the talent and potential to become successful NBA players in the immediate future, but they will help Kentucky make a deep NCAA tournament run during their freshman year.
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