by Eldon Khorshidi | @eldonadam
Andrew and Aaron Harrison, twin brothers and consensus top-5 recruits in the class of 2013, will announce their college decision this Thursday at 5 p.m. EST on ESPNU. The current SLAM diarists will choose between the University of Kentucky and the University of Maryland, both of which appear to be neck-and-neck in their pursuit.
Aaron Harrison Sr. is scheduled to meet with Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon on Wednesday. Turgeon has been close with the Harrisons for years, tying back to his days as coach of Texas A&M. The family’s strong ties with Turgeon, along with Maryland’s storied basketball tradition and the “Under Armour factor” make the Terrapins a legitimate candidate to land their services.
On the other side of the ballot is the Kentucky Wildcats and head coach John Calipari, who has established himself as a coach that will put his players in the best position to succeed—not only while on campus, but also with regards to NBA Draft positioning and building a professional career.
The Harrisons both stand at roughly 6-5, 210 pounds, with strong ball handling skills, pure jumpshots and tremendous athleticism. While Andrew is more widely recognized as a point guard and Aaron as a shooting guard, both can initiate offense and are dynamic playmakers.
Wherever they commit, Andrew and Aaron will make for a supremely talented college backcourt. As juniors, they led Travis High School (TX) to a 33-3 season, including an appearance in the state championship. Their decision should turn the tide in college basketball, as the school they choose will likely have the No. 1 ranked recruiting class in the country.
Kentucky, or Maryland? That is the question.