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Harrison twins, Andrew and Aaron, like Kentucky, Villanova, Baylor, Maryland

Apr 21, 2012, 9:48 AM EDT


PITTSBURGH— The focus early Saturday morning on Day 2 of Hoop Group’s Pittsburgh Jam Fest centered on the Harrison twins, the 2013 Houston guard duo, both of whom are Top 5 prospects in the country.

The two, Andrew and Aaron, led an athletic Houston Defenders team to a first-round victory, with a bleacher full of college coaches looking on.

“Our lists are still open,” Andrew told “We have a top four, but that doesn’t mean another school can’t come up.”

The duo lists Kentucky, Maryland, Baylor, and Villanova as the leading programs at this point.

Kansas assistant Norm Roberts was in attendance to watch the Defenders win, as was Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon.

Harrison also made one thing clear: they will choose a school as a duo and are set on playing together in college.

“We’re definitely a package deal,” said Aaron. “One-hundred percent.”

They are coached by their father, Aaron Sr., with the Defenders and attend Travis High School (Tx.).

Photo Credit: @DaveKrupinski/Hoop Group

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

  1. tomtravis76 - Apr 21, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    Kevin Plank needs to go ahead and handle the Houston Defnders account, personally. MD seems to have a slight edge, because of the realtionships established, but Kentucky is Kentucky. Harrison Twins could become legends in College Park or just another couple of players who wore the blue and white for UK. The twins grandparents live in Baltimore…a hop skip and jump from College Park.And if need be, KP can find a job for Mr Harrison within UA. Turg has done a great job in getting kids to College Park. Terps future looks real real good.

  2. bluedeuce - Apr 21, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    tomtravis76…not sure I see your point when you say “just a couple of players who wore the blue and white for UK.”

    I see it this way…go to UK and ACTUALLY become legends! UK fans are the most rabid in the college basketball world! They never forget a player who gave it their all, played with heart and fought for every rebound, every shot and gave them hope a Final Four was there for the taking! UK isn’t just the greatest program, they are on top of the college basketball world today, tomorrow and always!

    If I was a HS player ranked as a top 5 prospect, I wouldn’t look for a program to sit at for a few years. I’d look for a program where the very best players were at so I could not only compete with my team mates, but compete on the highest level every year. I’d want big game experience, a change to win the championship, the passion of 24,000 fans screaming for every home game…not to mention road games are actually home games because the Big Blue Nation travels like no other team!

    UK is not a factory pumping out NBA draft picks (though going to UK will won’t hurt your chances of making YOUR dream come true, playing in the NBA). UK is a tradition unmatched by anyone, anywhere! It’s not understood by everyone but those that do, don’t look at players as if they JUST wore the blue and white…they are forever UK legends, forever remembered, forever Wildcats!

    My thoughts…a crazy UK fan!

  3. imforbigblue - Apr 21, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    Couldn’t of said it better myself. You just have to over look fans of other teams wishing they had half of what UK has now has had in the past and what we will get

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