A set of twins ran through the Double Pump Spring Tournament in Colorado as Aaron and Andrew Harrison led the Houston Defenders to the tournament championship, defeating California Supreme in the title game.
While Aaron is the scorer who mainly looks for his shot, his brother Andrew is the engine that will drive the team and look for teammates like Aaron to put up big points. The Houston Defenders had a lot of talent to go around with players like Shaquille Cleare, but they needed Andrew Harrison to get things going.
It is definitely difficult to tell both Aaron and Andrew apart on the court despite having two different numbers and having two different color shoes. The biggest distinction is the style of play between the two and Andrew tends to poke fun at how much his brother Aaron loves to score.
"I'm a more of a point guard and as you can see, he is going to put the ball up no matter what," explained Andrew with a smile on his face. "He had some bad games (in Colorado), but we both know how to come back strong and put on a show."
Andrew is a 6-foot-5, 205-pound guard that can do it all, but has really started to get comfortable in the role of floor general. There were several games during the tournament where Harrison was able to either take over the game by scoring or having several assists in a row to help blow open a game.
Both twins have already began to be recruited quite heavily in their sophomore years and are listing heavyweight programs such as Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Arizona, Baylor, and Maryland.
Many of the schools have been on the Harrisons for quite some time and that also includes Arizona, who is seeing its stock rise in the eyes of recruits.
"I like the coaches there," said Harrison. "It's a good coaching staff. It's a really nice place as far as the weather, so it's nice."
The five-star prospect, who is ranked seventh overall by Scout.com in the class of 2013, did a lot of damage against opposing players while in transition but can also be effective in the half-court set. For the next level, Harrison says speeding up the pace will be a must for whichever school the twins choose.
"Up and down, I want a good team, I don't really care about myself," explained Harrison. "I want a good team that can run and gun and do transition."
Harrison does have interest in Arizona and assistant Emmanuel Richardson has been the main contact so far and has again attracted the attention of another prospect.
"He's cool," said Harrison. "He can relate to us. He can relate to all the players."
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