Kentucky Basketball: Harrison Twins Perfect Fit for Wildcats

Coach Cal was in Orlando last night, checking out the Harrison twins as they took on Troy Williams and "Cat" Barber in AAU action.

Last night, in a made-for-TV game between Boo Williams, a team featuring UK recruit Troy Williams, and the Houston Defenders, featuring Aaron and Andrew Harrison, the Harrisons proved why they are the #1 targets for John Calipari and Kentucky in 2013. These two young men are a package deal as twins, Andrew is the point guard and Aaron is the shooting guard. Both are ranked by most services in the top five of all 2013 players.

Via John Clay, here are the game highlights from last night featuring the Harrisons:

Watch these guys for five minutes and you see why they are perfect for Kentucky. Both attack the rim with abandon, but Andrew is a master of the "dribble-lob," something that got Anthony Davis a large number of dunks last year, and that got the Defender's Derrick Griffin a number of highlight-reel slams last night, including a pretty reverse jam in the second half, which is near the halfway point in the video.

The reason these twins are perfect for the Kentucky offense is because they do two parts of it very well already -- penetrate and kick, and the dribble-lob. Both have been a staple of Kentucky's offense for the past couple of years, but particularly this season after Marquis Teague finally got a handle on things.

Another thing that makes these two guys perfect for Kentucky is their size. Both Aaron and Andrew are 6'5" tall, and Calipari much prefers larger, stronger point guards and off guards. They are prototypical Kentucky players under the Calipari system, and my understanding is that it would be a pretty big upset if both weren't wearing the Blue and White next year.

Finally, how about Aaron's range? That kid was knocking down threes from just beyond the NBA line, and drawing nothing but nylon. These two are unquestionably the best guard tandem I have seen in a long while at the high school level, and it's hard to imagine they will be anything other than spectacular in college.

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