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Harrison Twins Are Top 10 Package Deal

August 19, 2011 – Allen Moll

Not since the Philly based Marcus and Markieff Morris brothers committed to play for Bill Self at Kansas back in 2008, and the Lopez twins at Stanford before that, has the high school ranks seen such a talented pair of twin brothers rated as high of collegiate prospects as Andrew and Aaron Harrison.

The Houston based duo are straight tearing up the 2013 recruiting class as both are Top 10 rated prospects and are on the heels of the Top 3 players in the class, Jabari Parker, Julius Randle, and Bill Russell clone Nerlens Noel.

Andrew Harrison, ranked #4 by ESPN, is the top rated point guard in the class. Already standing a cool 6‘4 and 205lbs, Andrew out-muscles most opposing point guards and excels in pushing the rock and finding the open man. While he has the skills to play both guard positions, he probably projects as a PG because of some amazing court vision that allows him to lob it with precision to bigs or kick it out to open 3 point shooters better than anyone in the junior class. The one area Andrew needs to continue to improve on is perimeter shooting.

Twin brother Aaron, rated as the #7 player and top SG in the class, has much more in common with his twin brother than just stature and looks. He has an eerily similar game to his lead guard brethren except that Andrew is a lights out perimeter shooter. He’s as potent a shooter as anyone in the class and has a tremendously high basketball IQ. He excels in running off of screens and has shown excellent footwork in getting set for the spot up 3 or midrange jumper. In opposition to his brother, Aaron could continue to improve his ball-handling but has spelled his brother a the point on occasion.  Both project as outstanding defensive players as well.

One area the Houston based Travis HS dynamic duo has had issues with in the past is getting better control of their emotions, a definite area in need of an adjustment going forward. We don’t need to see another Reynardo Sydney type incident in their future.

The Harrison twins have risen up the Class of 2013 rankings behind some stellar AAU play this Summer starring for the Houston Defenders. They even bested the Nerlens Noel led BABC (Boston Area Basketball Club) in the finals of the AAU 11th Grade Super Showcase.

Similar to the Morris twins at Kansas, the Harrison brothers play off of each-other and seem to operate at times as a single unit. They often switch positions while on the floor at the same time, creating nightmare match-up problems for opposing defenses, much to the delight of the Houston Defenders’ coach, their father Aaron Harrison Sr.

The twins have already made it clear that they will play together in college, and hence will be quite the package deal for the lucky high major that gets a commitment from the Harrisons. Per Harrison Sr, Kentucky, Villanova, Texas, Baylor, Georgia, and Maryland are supposed front-runners for their services.

Check out the Harrison’s in action this Summer:

Allen Moll has been a lifelong NBA and NCAA College Basketball fan who watches and studies games religiously, and coaches youth basketball in his native Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania.  Allen also provides content to Bleacherreport.com, Upperdeckblog.com, in addition to being a tenured NBA and NCAA columnist for TheHoopDoctors.com.

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