Aaron Harrison, Andrew Harrison To Enter Draft

Kentucky sophomores Aaron Harrison and Andrew Harrison will enter this year’s draft, and each twin has decided upon the agency that will represent him, sources tell Shams Charania of RealGM (Twitter link). The news is not surprising, since Kentucky coach John Calipari said Monday that they were among five Wildcats likely to declare, but the father of the Harrisons told Kyle Tucker of The Courier-Journal today that they had yet to come to a decision and that they weren’t really leaning toward turning pro. Andrew stands the better chance of getting drafted, as he’s No. 53 in the rankings that Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress compiles and No. 57 with Chad Ford of ESPN.com. Aaron is 80th on Ford’s list and not within Givony’s top 100.

The more well-regarded Harrison, a combo guard, saw his minutes dip from his freshman season, though that wasn’t unexpected given the unprecedented depth that Kentucky had this year. He averaged 9.3 points and 3.6 assists in 25.5 minutes per game to go along with 38.3% three-point shooting this season. Andrew showed improvement this year in just about every conventional per-36-minute category. Still, his stock has fallen drastically since he entered Kentucky as the No. 5-rated high schooler in the 2013 Recruiting Services Consensus Index.

Aaron was only one spot behind him on that list, so his tumble has been even more profound. A full-time shooting guard, Aaron’s scoring average of 11.0 this season was better than his brother’s, but he made only 31.6% of his three-point shots, off from last season’s 35.6% mark. Still, he, like his twin, was a starter for a Wildcats team that carried an unbeaten record into a national semifinal loss to Wisconsin, as Calipari gave him the nod over freshman Devin Booker, a first-round draft prospect.

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