Harrisons Didn’t Impress NBA Scouts, But It’s a Long Season
On a night when fellow superfrosh Julius Randle, Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker all wowed the NBA scouts, the Harrison twins did not.
The 6-foot-5 Kentucky twins combined to go 4-for-13 for 14 points, with six turnovers and five assists in No. 1 Kentucky’s 78-74 loss to No. 2 Michigan State Tuesday night in Chicago.
Perhaps more concerning, they displayed some of the negative body language that was perceived as an issue during high school.
One NBA GM told SNY.tv that Andrew Harrison “is a mid-first-round pick” while expressing concerns about Aaron Harrison’s NBA future altogether.
Still, the good news for the twins is that the season is young and they still have plenty of time to prove themselves against elite competition.
“Even though [Andrew] Harrison did not play well, the draft is about future potential and based off the way Michael Carter-Williams is playing for Philly, I’d have to say big guards have a bright future in the NBA,” one Eastern Conference NBA assistant coach told SNY.tv.
The assistant coach added of the twins: “[Andrew] is the pro prospect, to me. He’s a good player. The other one [Aaron], I don’t know about him.”
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