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Papa Harrison denies Cats Illustrated report

Aaron Harrison Sr., the father of high school basketball’s package deal, has denied the report from that the twins have decided and picked UK.

“This report is not true,” he told the Kentucky Kernel.


Anyone surprised?

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

68 Comments for Papa Harrison denies Cats Illustrated report

  1. UKFanInCincy
    9:24 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    Does Papa Harrison have a job? Because it seems like all he does is deny reports about his two boys.

  2. UKFanInCincy
    9:26 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    1- Yes i watched it, I HATE how Obama couldn’t look at Mitt when he was talking… Mitt looked at Obama the whole debate but Obama just kept looking down. Eye Contact!!! We have got to get this guy out of office.

  3. Mark Turgeon
    9:28 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    Huh? Who at Cats Illustrated, some random poster? That’s news to me…

  4. is this the leak ?
    9:28 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    so is papa saying the boys picked Maryland ?

  5. I'lltakeTwo
    9:28 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    Doesn’t look great. Why would he deny a random source and spoil his boys’ big day?
    I’d love to have the kids, but Papa Harrison can stay in Houston. He seems like trouble.
    Hopefully he’s denying it in hopes they’ll change their minds or to just keep the suspense.

  6. shew wee
    9:28 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    2. Truth hurts. My post got deleted but my message stands strong. Obama took a beatin’ like night and he will continue to do so.
    You can spin #’s any way you want, but you can’t argue the silly debt #’s.

  7. horny UK fan
    9:29 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    #2 you’re an idiot!

  8. father knows best ?
    9:29 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    when the twins pick UK, it may take a while to embrace papa Harrison …

  9. Porcino's
    9:29 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    Jesus. This guy is almost as bad as Alex Legion’s mother.

  10. Jezz
    9:30 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    Daddy don’t like us. Why don’t daddy like us ?

    Really, if Calipari pulls this one out, knowing how much their own dad and coach pulled the other way, it’s very impressive.

  11. tltaworl
    9:31 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    He probably got a call saying, “Have the boys committed to UK” and his answer was no. Because they haven’t.

  12. UK Snuggie
    9:31 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    Should we be surprised? It’s not like the father is going to come out and steal the kids’ thunder. He’s not going to confirm anything, he’s only going to deny.

  13. theWilkman
    9:32 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    “The Harrison twins were recently asked who won the 2011-12 NCAA Champtionship, answering ‘Kentucky’ correctly. Aaron Harrison Sr. was quick to issue a denial. ‘This report is not true.'”

  14. Does it matter?
    9:35 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    As in all recruiting battles you win some and lose some. If these kids pick Maryland it would not surprise me because that is what Sr. wants so badly. If the kids want to be “one and done’s” and get drafted high the choice should be obvious to them!

  15. Owsley County Cat
    9:36 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    Why does this dude feel the need to comment on EVERYTHING?? Every time we hear this guy open his piehole, it makes him sound like more and more like the sports version of an overbearing “stage mom”. Kinda makes you wonder what he would’ve or wouldn’t have said if it was a report that his kids had picked the Terps?? I’ll gladly take the twins…just as long as they leave their dad at home.

  16. kygal
    9:37 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    I agree with #9!! Whose is being recruited….is it the twins or Papa Harrison. He is way toooo involved in this situation and that makes me nervous !!

  17. BlueInMI
    9:37 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    Ugh! Daddy’s pissed cause he knows his sons are probably gonna pick UK and he’ll deny it with his every breath.

  18. CatsFanInKnoxville
    9:39 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    Wow…papa needs to back off. Not sure that I’ll ever be able to get on his side. He’s way to vocal.

  19. quick ?
    9:39 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    If you have twin sons, and as a father you decide to give one of your sons your name… does that make said son the automatic favorite because if that’s the case then I feel sorry for Aaron. Daddy will always be up in his business.

  20. SexnNursinHomes
    9:40 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    I bet Under Armor threatened the life of Harrison Sr. That’s the only way Maryland is in the picture. Violence.
    Under Armor=Hitler.

  21. TheWilkman
    9:40 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    “ is reporting that the Harrison twins’ favorite brand of toothpaste is Crest. When reached for comment, Aaron Harrison Sr. denied the report, saying “My sons haven’t made a decision between Colgate or Crest. I’m a Colgate man, myself.”

  22. bigbluecore
    9:42 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    His daddy reminds me of Hood’s ole man always being in the news during the recruitment process…

  23. catscatscats
    9:42 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    I think the Dad is just trying to protect his kids, and by denying all of these fake reports, its gonna put the spotlight on his kids this afternoon when the decision is announced. He is very involved, but think about how many recruits havent had a father figure at all. Nothing wrong with a parent protecting his kids even if he might want them to go to another school. Dont attack the dad, be happy a dad has took the time and invested in his children. Regardless i think the twins still pick UK.

  24. Bob
    9:44 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    Aaron Harrison Sr has denied that his sons drink Coke, saying “I’m a Pepsi Man”.

  25. UKTexan
    9:45 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    Harrison Sr. reminds me of Rick Perry with his quotes. According to Harrison Sr. the twins were for Kentucky before they were for Maryland, but after they were for Kentucky and when they were with SMU. Sounds about right

  26. Maryland fan
    9:45 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    I’m sure he just doesn’t want people to take away from the moment, doesn’t want to ruin the surprise. But at the same time, that doesn’t mean they are picking UK in the first place. And for anyone who’s worried about their dad being too controlling and saying they don’t want him associated with the program or some BS like that… You’re overreacting, he’s doing what he’s supposed to do

  27. Brooks queen
    9:45 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    Papa’s a Terp..what else would you expect??

  28. dave
    9:46 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    Can this guy not shut up?

  29. He Bussa
    9:47 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    The family is just having a blast with this. I don’t blame them. This will only happen once in their entire lives and the dad is doing everything he can to make their announcement a surprise. He told the Kernel the kids “are waffling back and forth.” Yeah right. You don’t waffle on the last day on a decison as big as this. Their dad is just helping the kids keep it somewhat of a secret. I don’t have any problem with their dad, especially if they decide on Kentucky. It would show that he is not as controlling as we seem to think and it would also just show that he really loves his boys and has a keen interest in helping them make a decision. Can’t wait ’til 5 p.m.!

  30. Poco Chang
    9:49 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    Really starting to get a bad feeling about Papa. Reminds me of Papa Orton.

  31. barn
    9:50 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    2–totally agree. we can’t have a president who does not make eye contact! period. pray the twins make eye contact come 5pm

  32. cracka
    9:51 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    geez, everybody is talking shit about pops … he’s not calling around talking crap, he just answered a question … and he told the truth, the kids haven’t picked anything yet, they will later today … chill out on papa harrison

  33. Richard Williams
    9:55 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    Take it from me Aaron, stay in control as long as you can because once they become millionaire 18 year olds, they’re not going to listen to your ish anymore. Stay the course and milk those kids for all their worth!

  34. theWilkman
    9:55 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    “Aaron Harrison Sr. has denied reports that his sons like to play video games.”

  35. SteveM
    9:55 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    Seems to me papa’s continuous kneejerk denials all center around UK. Don’t recall him denying anything positive toward Maryland….probably becasue nothing positive has been said toward Maryland. I think papa is merely trying to hold the suspense for as long as possible. I will be stunned if the twins don’t pick UK.

  36. Floyd
    9:56 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    Debate 1 to Romney. Harrison Sr. has released a statement denying this, of course.

  37. Somervillain
    9:56 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    Can we please chill out on the character assassinations of the father of potential recruits? This whole thread is full of bitching about a guy whose children we want to feel good about the collective us. Seriously. If you gotta complain, do it tomorrow.

  38. Head Bussa
    9:58 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    32 — I agree. People today are so freakin’ judgmental. The guy is just helping the build up to the announcement. I like Papa Harrison. If it weren’t for him, these kids wouldn’t be as good as they are and they wouldn’t help Kentucky cut down the nets in the spring of 2014.

  39. Capt
    9:59 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    Blue white game tickets now on sale. Lower arena seats are 10$

  40. James K
    10:00 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    I’m pretty sure Harrison Sr. denied the divinity of Christ.

    “The accounts in the Bible from Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are not true. Paul and James, too. The only person that can speak to me about any virgin births is the head of marketing from Under Armor.”

  41. Head Bussa
    10:00 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    Doesn’t matter to me how the presidential candidates say it, it’s what they say. No way I’m voting for the interests of the ridiculously rich.

  42. catzilla
    10:02 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    38…Well Played. Some people cut off their nose to spite their face. They speak then they think, kinda BASS AKWARDS.

  43. Another Perspective
    10:02 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    Keep in mind that papa ain’t writing these stories. He’s answering his phone and keeping the recruitment open. What else could he do? Steal his kids’ thunder? Make the announcement to some dweeb out of the blue?

    Just because someone calls the dad, asks him if “it’s true” and he says, “No” doesn’t make him a bad dude. Doesn’t mean that he WANTS all the questions. But, remember, this is a VERY important recruitment. Lots of people are actively asking him about it. And then they need to write something with the Harrison name in the story. And they want to get people talking about it.

    There ya go. They succeeded.

    Don’t blame the dad or the boys for it.

  44. Captain Obvious
    10:05 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    Hopefully the Harrisons read this site so they can see all the crap we’re talking about their dad. Good thinking guys, make 17 year olds think we hate their dad

  45. jp123
    10:07 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    So which is it? Have they not decided or have they not picked UK?

  46. AaronJ
    10:08 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    What do you expect him to day, “Yes”?

  47. SexnNursinHomes
    10:12 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    UA also uses human fetuses to make their shoes which are done by foreign workers who are taking away the jobs from good Americans.

  48. Cat fan
    10:15 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    The dad is a very nice guy. He is simply sheltering his boys from the nosey media.

  49. Musehobo
    10:23 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    If it weren’t the 11th hour on this, I would say have the website issue a source claiming they’re going to Maryland. Then someone can call papa again and see what he says.

  50. A little much
    10:23 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    Do you ever feel creepy obsessing over 17 year olds?

  51. Musehobo
    10:26 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    50) Do you ever feel creepy about obsessing over another teams’ website? It would be creepy if we wanted to date them. When they could be the difference between #9, this decision could echo all the way through Kentucky’s state economy…but yeah, it’s just a couple of 17 year olds.

  52. FactFinder
    10:28 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    Romney’s tax cut is NOT 5 trillion over 10 years… it’s 4.8 trillion.

  53. Gay Ryan Lemond
    10:29 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    I use processed baby placenta as a nice eye gel. Works quite well.

  54. Beatle Bum
    10:34 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    If the report is untrue, then the twins are either (1) still undecided or (2) headed to Maryland.

  55. Billyboyy
    10:44 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    This is really reminding me of Noel’s recruitment. We all thought he was going to G-town til the very end when he announced UK. I think this is the same thing. I think we all think in the back of our minds they are going to Maryland, but who in their right mind would pick Maryland over UK?

  56. goukats
    10:51 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    Maryland and Under Armor are going to be hard to beat.Seems like the Dad is sold om Turgeon and reading his statements re Under Armor,makes it look like a done deal.If true,anybody wonder if the NCAA will look into Under Armors involvement?

  57. Scotty
    11:03 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    Cats illustrated is now reporting that the “boys are indeed identical twins….”

    Harrison Sr. denies this report saying “that they are fraternal but just look alike.”

  58. Lipset
    11:08 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    This is simply proof to me that they are going to be cats! If they were going to Maryland papa would have loved this report and kept quite. Since its uk, he simply doesn’t want to spoil the surprise factor for the boys and wanted to keep the seed of doubt going

  59. AlexLegionsMom
    11:08 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    I see something on my crystal ball about where the Harrison’s will attend college. They will pick either UK, Maryland, or SMU. Stay tuned for more details…If you go to my premium page you will see that Harrison Sr has stated that they haven’t made a decision yet.

  60. lonnieb
    11:13 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    Why are people on here talking about the election…………

    If you make over 150K a year vote romney………..if less vote obama… it really is that simple.

    Both healthcare plans suck…..obama is trying to help with student loans…….other than that it depends on what tax bracket you fall in

  61. bluesince66
    11:24 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    As much as I would like to get the twins, people saying Dad is to involved with his own sons need to get a clue. That’s what good parents do, get involved with their kids.

  62. Big Blue Coming at You
    11:30 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    Looks like CatsIllustrated spoiled Daddy’s fun. He can deny it all he wants but it’s really no surprise when they pick UK today.

  63. bigbluejon
    11:54 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    I dont even want the Twins anymore, there faither is a nut case and a straight Maryland homer. Go eat a crabcake and shutup Harrison Sr, no one cares about you just your sons

  64. Big Blue Coming at You
    11:56 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    60. You people don’t get it. Giving tax breaks to the wealthy means giving tax breaks to small business owners as well so they can invest in their businesses and HIRE people. It’s not about giving tax breaks to the wealthy just so they can be more wealthy.

    Obama’s policies have crippled growth in this country. Very few people have been hired. Energy, gas and food prices continue to stay high and it’s all Obama’s fault. He’s a liar and a fraud. He’s spent more money than all other presidents combined. He wants to take money from successful people that have worked hard for their money and give it to lazy people that don’t want to work. Obama’s plan is to redistribute America’s wealth to other nations when we already give billions and billions of tax dollars in aid to other countries not to mention all the charitable contributions that American citizens already make. When he’s done taking the wealthy’s money, he’ll come after the middle class. Then we can all live like third world nations while Obama goes on a campaign of apology for America being successful. He has no intentions of balancing the budget. He just wants to spend America into a debt it will never be able to repay. Then his plan will be complete. This is a man that has domestic terrorists on his staff and feels that Islam is a religion of peace. What a spineless, anti-American, POS Obama is. Neither may have a great idea for health care but Romney is a far better alternative than Obama’s socialistic regime that wants to turn American into an ATM for the rest of the world.

  65. Roblocksofbutthair
    1:10 pm October 4, 2012 Permalink

    64- you may be the most ignorant person in America

  66. bluesince66
    1:45 pm October 4, 2012 Permalink

    No 64 It’s an obstructionist congress, and the wealthy hiding their money so the economy will not recover. KInda unpatriotic don’t you think? Here you have a man running for president who made the vast majority of his money in America, but would rather hide it than pay taxes to the country where he made it. Good Lord I just read the whole post and have to agree with #65.

  67. David
    2:51 pm October 4, 2012 Permalink

    Hopefully he’s denying that somebody knows rather than the twins going to Kentucky.

  68. Mitt Romney
    3:49 pm October 4, 2012 Permalink

    Did you guys not see me pull my UK hat from under podium and put it on for my closing statement.
    Don’t worry, all is well in politics and recruiting !