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Andrew Harrison already sounds like next year’s leader

Andrew Harrison will become the next in a long line of point guards to come through John Calipari’s system. Harrison will join good company with the likes of Derrick Rose, Tyreke Evans, John Wall, Brandon Knight and Marquis Teague, to name a few. Calipari’s most successful point guards have also transformed into the leaders on the team. John Wall and Brandon Knight were two of the best examples in Calipari’s time at Kentucky. Both were clearly the motor that made the rest of the team go at all times.

All of these super talented point guards also had the challenge of coming in as a freshman and being expected not only to perform on the court, but also take on a leadership role. Not only does Calipari ask a lot of these young men, but he’s also asking them to often times lead a group filled with other freshmen.

Although nothing will be certain until the future players arrive on campus, Andrew Harrison is already talking like he’s ready to be a leader in this talented recruiting class. Harrison is also comfortable leading some of the returning Kentucky players. Ben Roberts of the Herald Leader obtained some great quotes from Harrison about the leadership role he expects to step into:

“He (Calipari) told me and Aaron that we’re going to have to come in there and be vocal leaders. Especially me, being the point guard. I’m going to have to come in there and  make sure everybody’s working hard. He said that’s what they lacked last year: leadership.”

Another fellow incoming freshman, Julius Randle, appears to be the perfect compliment to his point guard’s leadership role. “I’m not going to leave it all on his shoulders. I’m going to make sure I can do anything I can to help him…because I have his back.”

Article written by Ally Tucker

I once successfully requested "The Wobble" to be played 6 times at one wedding.

12 Comments for Andrew Harrison already sounds like next year’s leader

  1. Mack
    5:03 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

  2. sam
    5:05 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink


  3. Bob
    5:16 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    These kids understand, I think!!

  4. Merlins
    5:19 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    so how will harrow be remembered in the long line of Cal point guards? doesnt matter i guess. I sure hope Hawkins surprises everyone and overtakes Andrew. Would be great to have Mr. Basketball running the show in his HOME STATE

  5. brent c
    5:24 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    This is gonna be fun

  6. From the K
    5:26 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    #4…You are delusional if you think Hawkins is starting at point this year. Not a slam on Hawkins, but let’s be realistic here

  7. Mack
    5:28 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    During the state championship this year Arron hurt his ankle in the first few seconds and was having trouble moving a couple of minutes later he got the ball on an offensive rebound, I think, someone grabbed the ball from him. There was an almost immediate play stoppage and his brother got in his face and said “you can not give the ball away” Andrew responded and an exchange began with one of their teammate leading Andrew away. On the way back on to the court the brothers were discussing something and called over the rest of the team and talked with the team of course they won the game. During the game both talked to their teammates but were harder on each other.

  8. henry earl
    5:32 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    4 you’re out of your element donnie

  9. brain
    6:03 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    We won’t be soft next year. These are some bad asses.

  10. caller
    6:31 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    gee, h o r s e, what do those letters mean?

  11. TT's Fake Boobs
    7:31 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    #10 I think Pitino and his crew call it “w-h-o-r-e-s” instead of “h-o-r-s-e”

  12. Hugh D'Pohl
    8:25 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    What did CAL tell the NC ST guard Xfr coming in that’s now Xfr again?

    Hopefully the same.

    We need some kids with balls – to ball.

    Point blank. Period.