Schools lining up for Harrison twins

The Harrison twins will be taking unofficial visits to UK, Nova and UMD.

by Harrison Sanford October 12, 2011 12:25pm ET
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Aaron Harrison (pictured) and his twin brother Andrew are ready for unofficial visits to Kentucky, Villanova, Maryland.

It's said that guard play wins championships in college basketball. Well two guards, Andrew Harrison and his twin brother Aaron seem to be some of the best guards in line for the 2013 class. Ranked No. 1 and No. 8 in Rivals respectively, the guards are interested in Kentucky, Villanova and Maryland. 

When it comes to UK, the dribble drive offense interests their father Aaron Harrison Sr. Tyreke Evans, Derrick Rose and Brandon Knight are recent lottery picks that succeeded in John Calipari's offensive scheme. 

"If Kentucky played the Princeton offense, we wouldn't be looking at Kentucky," Aaron Harrison Sr. said. "I have to look out for them and put them in a position to be successful."

Andrew is a strong 6-4 lead guard who can get into the lane at will and is a deft passer. Aaron generally plays the two-guard and is equipped with a scoring edge. Their ability to mesh with each other in the backcourt is a reason why Villanova is in on the duo. 

"You can look at the guards they've had," Harrison Sr. "I like how head coach Jay Wright uses them."

Randy Foye and Kyle Lowry are some of the players that have excelled in the Wildcats guard-heavy system. 

One school that has to be mentioned is Maryland due to the families' relationship with head coach Mark Turgeon. Turgeon was able to built a bond with the family while he served as the coach for Texas A&M.

"When I let these guys go. I want to do know that they are going to be in good hands ... be with somebody who will take care of them," Harrison Sr. said. "I trust him [Coach Turgeon]."

The twins will be visiting Kentucky's Midnight Madness this weekend. They will follow that up with unofficial visits to Villanova and Maryland. Baylor and Texas are also working on securing a committed from the Houston tandem.

The Houston Defenders duo combined to take home the No. 1 spot in our travel team rankings this summer. As they get ready for the high school season at Travis High School, one thing is for sure, they will be attending college together. 

"I got a 6 bedroom house and they still sleep in the same room," Harrison Sr. said. "I'm as sure as the sun is going to rise, they will be going to school together." 

Watch the video below courtesy of Ball is Life, to see the tandem put on a show. 

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