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ESPN talks Harrison twins, Nerlens Noel

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All the recruiting guys at ESPN sat down to discuss who they thought were the best underclassmen during the July recruiting period. Paul Biancardi started it off by listing both Andrew and Aaron Harrison as his best tandem:

Andrew Harrison and Aaron Harrison (Houston/Travis). The reason why I’m putting both of these guys is because they are identical twins who are definitely going to school together and who had big-time performances all July. Andrew is a big point guard who distributes the ball with great instincts, with his box score often showing more assists than points. He can play an up-tempo, fast-break game or execute a half-court offense. Aaron is a scoring guard by nature, who get buckets in many ways, but what stands out is his NBA range. He is confident and comfortable in taking and making big shots. He had a stellar performance helping the Houston Defenders win the AAU Super Showcase, and whichever program lands these two winners will hit the Daily Double!

John Stovall said that he thought Peach Jam star and shot blocking machine, Nerlens Noel, was the best player of the past month:

Noel is the best shot-blocker I have seen come through high school basketball in a long time. He literally takes away the rim and the shots he doesn’t block or alter he still affects because his opponent thinks he is going to block the shot. He has great length, impeccable timing and has learned the art of blocking shots without fouling. Offensively, he is vastly improved with a right-handed jump hook that is getting better all the time. Noel can also catch within 15 feet and take many post players off the dribble to the basket. He is a walking triple-double and is probably the main reason BABC was considered one of the best travel teams this year.

In addition, the other analysts couldn’t stop gushing about Jabari Parker. Hopefully, Coach Cal makes it easy on us and just lands all four.

ESPN: Best underclassmen in July

Article written by Matthew Hays

14 Comments for ESPN talks Harrison twins, Nerlens Noel

  1. CATastrophe
    7:42 pm August 6, 2011 Permalink

    Sign em up!

    7:43 pm August 6, 2011 Permalink

    Count Kansas out for their services, they’ve already failed with twins!

  3. Kentucky14
    7:55 pm August 6, 2011 Permalink

    UK – Arkansas Football 2008 comeback on WKYT Classic College Football right now.

  4. tdogg4033011
    8:15 pm August 6, 2011 Permalink

    Clemons will battle Lattimore for SEC top rusher this year …… wait and see !! I love
    basketball as much as anyone, but it’s FOOTBALL TIME IN THE BLUEGRASS !!!

  5. bung
    8:25 pm August 6, 2011 Permalink

    gotta get McGary

  6. really
    8:56 pm August 6, 2011 Permalink

    4. Settle down and join us here in a place called “Reality”. Clemons will be very good, but challenging Lattimore this year is ludicrous.

  7. Ira Tatum
    9:36 pm August 6, 2011 Permalink

    We need Nerlens.
    We have to collectively push for Nerlens.
    Nerlens is KENTUCKY Basketball!
    Nerlens Noel: Is KENTUCKY Basketball!

  8. Kaboom!
    9:59 pm August 6, 2011 Permalink

    UK locks:
    Andrew Harrison
    Aaron Harrison
    Chris Walker
    Nerlens Noel

    Then land one of either Jabari Parker or Julius Randle.

  9. Says Me
    11:41 pm August 6, 2011 Permalink

    If #8 is right, it’s Kaboom! on a mushroom cloud level.

    And I think he might be.

    The only downside is that I think Walker and Randle are mutually exclusive, too similar to go to the same school. I think that’s part of the reason you don’t see Cal pushing for an early commit from Walker, when he certainly seems ready to make one.

    And no idea where UK stands with Parker. Parker has a less-tan ordinary background- Dad was an NBA player originally from Chicago, mom was a Mormon BYU student who met dad while he was in the NBA. So Parker is a 6’8″ African-American basketball stud who has grown up on the South side of Chicago, goes to a very inner-city school, but was raised Mormon.

    Not you average background, and who knows how that effects his recruitment. Dad was buds with Lorenzo Romar, so look out for Washington.

  10. MTW
    6:07 am August 7, 2011 Permalink

    Forget Parker then. I’ll take what ole Kaboom! is sellin.

  11. RealTalk
    9:29 am August 7, 2011 Permalink

    Such twinspiration!

  12. catnuts
    11:02 am August 7, 2011 Permalink

    If we can only sign one top player for 2012,I’d take Nerlens Noel. I cannot wait to see him in a UK uniform. I love those type players,blocks or alters anything that comes in the lane and can run like a deer on the fastbreak.

  13. K in Cincy
    2:06 pm August 7, 2011 Permalink

    Cal will take the Harrison twins. Pitino will take any twins that resemble Karen’s.

  14. FU of L
    9:42 am August 8, 2011 Permalink

    Pitiner will take Cal’s scraps, as usual.