Andrew, Aaron Harrison to Declare for 2015 NBA Draft: Latest Details, Reaction

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistApril 8, 2015

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After helping lead the Kentucky Wildcats to back-to-back Final Four appearances, Andrew and Aaron Harrison have decided to declare for the 2015 NBA draft.  

Gary Parrish of CBS Sports shared the news Wednesday:

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 04: Andrew Harrison #5, Aaron Harrison #2 and head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats look on in the first half against the Wisconsin Badgers during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4, 20
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Per Parrish's report, Willie Cauley-Stein, Karl-Anthony Towns, Trey Lyles, Devin Booker and Dakari Johnson could be the next Wildcats to declare for the draft and are strongly considering doing just that, with Johnson the player most likely to return to Kentucky.

"There's not going to be any brainwashing, forcing, pushing either in or out," Kentucky head coach John Calipari told reporters Monday. "I want each kid to make a decision for themselves."

It would appear the Harrisons have done just that.

The brothers were a vital part of Kentucky's last two runs through the NCAA tournament. Andrew averaged 9.3 points and 3.6 assists in 25.5 minutes per game during the 2014-15 season, while Aaron put up 11.0 points and 2.6 rebounds in 25.8 minutes per contest. 

The Harrison twins will hit the NBA on the heels of disappointment, however. Kentucky was the front-runner to win the national championship this season after going undefeated through the regular season and the SEC tournament, but Wisconsin derailed the Wildcats in the Final Four, a season after Kentucky lost the championship game to UConn. 

While the Harrison twins, who were touted prospects coming out of high school, might not necessarily be lottery picks like many would have expected, they are 6'6" guards who have thrived on the biggest stage. Some NBA team is likely to give both players a chance, even if they aren't selected until the second round of this June's draft.