When the Harrison Twins announced they were returning for their sophomore year, it was widely assumed they’d assume their spots in the starting lineup. However, ESPN’s Eamonn Brennan says Aaron will have a big contender for the shooting guard spot in Devin Booker, listing it as one of the position battles to watch next season:
Kentucky: Aaron Harrison versus Devin Booker
Kentucky’s most fascinating positional intrigue will come from the frontcourt, where John Calipari has approximately 754 NBA-prospect forwards to parse into some recognizable rotation. It’s harder to imagine him shaking things up in the backcourt after March’s runner-up run, especially now that the Harrisons seem to have figured things out. But Booker is absolutely a player to watch, especially if one or both of the Harrisons regress.
It’s hard to imagine Cal splitting up the Twins in the starting lineup, especially after Aaron’s dazzling tournament run, but stranger things have happened. Could Devin Booker eventually earn a spot in the starting five over Aaron?