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Saturday / February 24.
  • Andrew Harrison’s Status in Question vs. Wichita State

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    Andrew HKentucky already has its hands full with an undefeated Wichita State team on Sunday.

    Now they may have to without injured freshman point guard Andrew Harrison, who suffered a hyperextended right elbow in Friday’s win over Kansas State and had his elbow wrapped in ice after the game, according to the Courier-Journal

    “It’s pretty sore,” Harrison said Saturday, according to the newspaper “It’s day by day. Hopefully I can go tomorrow. We have so much talent on this team. It’s not just me. People can take my spot.”

    ESPN.com reported that Harrison said he planned to play.

    “Yes, sir,” he said. “Coaches told me to do whatever I can do. I’m going to go out and do everything I can.”

    Kentucky coach John Calipari said he was preparing to play without Harrison.

    “Sure. What if he’s 70 percent and I see it?” Calipari said, per the Courier Journal. “But we’ve got time. We’ll see. If he can play, he’ll play. We’ll prepare today as though he’s not.”

    If Andrew can’t go, Calipari said his twin brother Aaron could play the point. The Wildcats also have senior reserve Jarrod Polson.

    Harrison is one of six 5-star recruits on a Kentucky roster that has been flush with star-power since Calipari took over in 2009. Conversely, not only does Wichita St. have zero 5-star recruits, Shockers head coach Gregg Marshall admittedly never tried to get involved with anyone on the roster.

    “We didn’t even send a form letter to any of them,” Marshall said. “I didn’t even know who their players were, honestly.  I didn’t watch them in AAU and that’s a different level of recruiting.  We don’t deal with that very often.”

    “And a sidenote, I bet, I ask my assistant coaches this, I bet not one player on our team got a form letter from Kentucky.  So it’s just a whole different level of recruiting and whatnot.  And they do what works well for them, and we try to do what works well for us.”

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