UK Lands Texas Twins, #2 and #4 Recruits in Nation [VIDEO]
Okay, so the recruiting genius of Coach John Calipari knows no bounds. The University of Kentucky has landed Texas twins Andrew and Aaron Harrison and they will land in Lexington in the fall of 2013.
Andrew, a point guard, is the nation’s #2 ranked player in the ESPN 100. Aaron, a shooting guard, is ranked #4.
To have two guards of that quality on the same team is ridiculously crucial to any team’s success, especially when it comes to the post-season. If you’ve got a blue chip point guard who can effectively pass the ball to his twin brother, whom he knows like the back of his hand, with whom he’s played basketball his entire life, you are in an insanely enviable position.
Toss into the mix the sweet-shooting Kyle Wiltjer–who, I believe, will hang around for his junior year–and you’re looking at a lethal perimeter.
Now, why might this particular recruiting coup stand out from previous Coach Cal hauls? Well, it’s because the Harrisons had every reason in the world to choose Maryland.
For starters, their father is a native of Maryland and an old friend of University of Maryland assistant coach Bino Ranson. Plus, Maryland has been actively recruiting these kids for years.
Add to that a solid relationship Andrew and Aaron have developed with Under Armour–a sports clothing and accessories company based in Baltimore that counts the University of Maryland among its clients–and you can see why Maryland was just as likely to have the opportunity to welcome them to campus as Kentucky.
But it is Kentucky, at the end of the day, where the Harrison twins will play college ball–for at least one year. You always have to add that.
It’s hard to imagine that this turn of events won’t elevate the next Wildcat recruiting class to number one.
Here’s the announcement, from earlier today: