For Kentucky Wildcats fans eagerly anticipating the arrival of Andrew Harrison and Aaron Harrison, here's your chance the catch them live on ESPN at 8:00 p.m. eastern time. The five-star guards, signed in the 2013 class, will be featured as their high school team, the Travis Tigers, take on the Archbishop Mitty Monarchs.
Archbishop Mitty is led by forward Aaron Gordon, who is currently uncommitted in the 2013 class. Kentucky is on his list of finalists, along with the Washington Huskies and Arizona Wildcats. The Harrison twins committed to Kentucky in October, picking the Wildcats over the Maryland Terrapins.
Travis, from Fort Bend (Tex.), is currently 10-1 this year, with their lone loss occurring in their last game against Houston (Tex.) Westfield. Point guard Andrew Harrison sat out that game (as well as the prior game) after suffering a minor leg injury. Unfortunately, his status is currently doubtful, but not definitively out, for tonight's game against Archbishop Mitty. Per MaxPreps, Andrew is averaging 16.8 PPG and 6.1 APG. His brother, Aaron, is the team's leading scorer with 23.7 PPG.
Last year, Travis lost in the UIL Class 5A State Championship to Flower Mound (Tex.) Marcus, alma mater of current Oklahoma St. Cowboys freshmen Marcus Smart and Phil Forte. Travis is considered one of the favorites to win the State title this year. The Tigers lost two key seniors off the team, Christian Crockett (now at Mount St. Mary's) and Kyle Coulter. This year, Travis is a backcourt-heavy team, with the Harrisons flanked by senior guard John Burnett and junior guard Chris Idi. Sophomore forward Juwan Williams is a player to watch, as he should step into a starring role next year.
Archbishop Mitty, from San Jose (Cal.), is just 2-0 to start the season. Their last game was a high-profile area match-up against Sacramento (Cal.) Sheldon, which the Monarchs won by 6. Per Bill Patterson of the Sacramento Bee, Gordon scored 24 points, with sophomore guard Connor Peterson chipping in 16. Archbishop Mitty does not report statistics to MaxPreps, but Gordon is the engine that makes them go. The Monarchs are two-time defending CIF California State champions.
Travis is coached by Craig Brownson. Archbishop Mitty is helmed by Tim Kennedy. The game will be played at Hopson Field House in Missouri City, Tex., one of the home venues in Travis' Fort Bend district.