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Source: Harrisons, Father Split on Kentucky & Maryland
Andrew and Aaron Harrison have a different opinion than their father on where they should go to college, a Division 1 source close to the recruitment told SNY.tv.
“The boys want to go to Kentucky, the dad wants them to go to Maryland,” the source said. “The dad’s from there. He and [Maryland coach] Mark Turgeon have known each other a long time since Mark’s days at Texas A&M. But the boys want to go to Kentucky.”
The source added: “I think the boys will win out. If they can be first, if nobody will commit to Kentucky first, I think the boys will go to Kentucky. The dad favors his hometown.”
The twins are due to announce for either Kentucky or Maryland Oct. 29. SMU remains an extreme longshot.
They recently cut Baylor and Villanova from their original list of five.
The source said the twins originally wanted to announce before October in part to pre-empt any other recruits from picking Kentucky first.
“They were trying to beat James Young,” the source said. “James is gonna pop here soon.”
Young recently completed home visits with Kentucky, Syracuse, Kansas and Michigan State and may visit Kentucky for Big Blue Madness Oct. 12. He has no other visits set right now.
As we covered in this story, Young’s Godfather recently told SNY.tv that James could coexist with the twins and other elite players.
The source said he also expects Huntington Prep small forward Andrew Wiggins to end up at Kentucky in 2013. Wiggins is supposed to meet soon with his parents to decide whether or not to reclassify from 2014.
“[Kentucky] will get Wiggins, the twins and Marcus Lee or somebody,” the source said. “They’ll get five really good players.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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