AARON HARRISON, ELITE ’13 PROSPECT, TALKS RECRUITING AT NBPA TOP 100 HS CAMP
by Alex Schwartz
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – It has been a very, very long time since there were twin brothers both as highly ranked as high school hoops prospects as Andrew and Aaron Harrison.
In fact, there may never have been twin brothers who were both at the elite level that the Harrisons are, as both are basically unanimously considered top eight players in the 2013 class.
One college will be lucky enough to land both of the star guards from Travis (TX) and there four schools that have put themselves in the best shape.
Aaron, a 6-foot-5, 210-pound shooting guard, told NBE Sports that Kentucky, Maryland, Baylor, and Villanova are the main schools being considered by him and his brother. He claims no favorites, but did concede that one program generates the most buzz when he and Andrew talk college.
“Yeah, like Kentucky probably,” Harrison said.
Asked why it is UK that is in that spot, Harrison replied, “They put people in the NBA and their style of play is great.”
Aaron shared his thoughts on Kentucky head coach John Calipari, who led the Wildcats to the national championship this past season.
“He’s great, he says we’re his number one priority in the class of 2013,” Harrison said.
As for what hearing Coach Cal say that means to him, Harrison remarked, “It’s a great feeling. [He is] such a wonderful coach—great career, put so many people in the NBA. Feels amazing.”
The twins have tripped to each of the schools in their top four except for Villanova. Aaron said they plan to go on official visits to each of them.
SMU also recently hosted the Harrison twins on an unofficial visit, but Aaron said the Mustangs are “not really on the list.”
He noted that they just wanted to check out the school, adding, “[There are] a couple of guys on our AAU team they are recruiting.”
In about four and a half months the world will know where the Harrison twins will be going to college, as decision date has been set.
“I’m gonna make a decision October 28th, on my birthday,” Harrison said.
Although Kentucky may have a bit of an edge right now, there are still some points of interest for the other three main schools the twins are considering.
Of Villanova, Aaron said, “Their guard play, they have great guard play.”
Regarding Maryland, he commented, “Coach [Mark] Turgeon recruited us [when he was] at Texas A&M.”
As for Baylor, Harrison said there is no local pressure to go to stay in-state and go there, but the Bears do have something else working in their favor.
“They have been recruiting us [for] so long,” Harrison said of the Big XII program.
Harrison, who lists scoring as the strongest aspect of his game and his off the ball defense as his chief weakness, talked about one of the main factors he is looking for in a college.
“Just getting me to the next level [and being ready] to go to the NBA,” Harrison said.