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.