Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 at 1:43 pm  |  13 responses

Harrison Twins to Announce College Decision Thursday on ESPNU

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.

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  • Mike

    Smells like Kentucky

  • Patrick

    Put Maryland back on the map. Turgeon is doing big things in College Park.

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    Theyre heading to community colleges

  • Hot Stylz

    What is the “Under Armour” factor?? haha It’d be huge for the ACC if they went to Maryland

  • Max

    The decision part 2!

  • Chris

    Their aau team is sponsored by under armour and they get free user armour stuff all the time.

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  • Hot Stylz

    knew that, just wanted to see how Slam would respond, haha. they are definitely getting chipped off by UA, its part of the game nowadays

  • Chris

    Oh defintely. Especially because the dad is the head of the defenders program. A lot of under the table stuff going on

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  • KipSmithers

    Please be Kentucky…with artificial sweetener on top!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sajjatam Sajjatam Tp Kulsomboon

    Wouldn’t it be fun if they didn’t talk to each other prior to the announcement because they figured that being twins and all they’d be able to read each others minds, and then when they made the announcement Andrew chooses Kentucky and Aaron chooses Maryland?
    What a fun rivalry that would be.

  • Ganja

    It really is Under Armour vs UK. TURDgeon and MU have no business with these kids. No shame either on UA or marylands part in the UArmour tatics, they aint hiding shit. So up front and obvious its nauseating. Amature basketball is fucked because of shit like this.