Womp. Womp. Womp.
The Harrison twins and James Young were in Lexington last weekend, those photos are real, but they aren’t living in Lexington — not yet. The three soon-to-be UK freshmen were in town for one of the ‘long weekends’ John Calipari mentioned on the SEC teleconference on June 24. In case you missed that one, Cal said, “I think they’re going to come in this weekend (June 28-30) and what we’re hoping is that they are able to flow into the six-week session, and if they’re not, they’ll stay a couple of long weekends and they’ll be fine.”
Before the speculation begins, it’s important to note that the Harrison twins’ high school graduation wasn’t until the second Saturday of June when other members of UK basketball’s class were already on campus. James Young’s Rochester High School was in session until June 13. Julius Randle graduated on May 24, over three weeks before Young received his diploma. UK’s eight-week summer session began on June 6.
The Harrisons and Young are fine — no need to freak out, folks — their senior years of high school ran into June, past summer registration and the first day of summer classes. They’re just finishing things up back home before moving to Lexington to begin the quest for Kentucky’s ninth title.
They’ll be back soon and for good, likely in early August.