Double The Pleasure

Five-star Texas twin guards Andrew and Aaron Harrison made it official Thursday afternoon, announcing their commitment to Kentucky.

Kentucky took a huge step toward recording its fifth-consecutive No. 1 recruiting class under John Calipari when five-star Texas twins Andrew and Aaron Harrison announced on ESPNU's "Recruiting Nation" program their decision to play for the Wildcats.

Andrew Harrison is rated the No. 1 point guard and No. 2 prospect overall in the Class of 2013. Aaron Harrison is rated the No. 2 shooting guard and No. 3 overall by Scout.

"We just sat down one night and decided that we wanted to go somewhere we could win, and we wanted to win as soon as we got there," Aaron Harrison said of the decision.

Added Andrew Harrison: "I think coach Calipari presented a challenge for us. He just told us it was going to be hard, it would be tough, and he would push us every day, and that's what we really wanted to hear. We just want to become better players."

The twins picked UK over Maryland and SMU during a pep rally at Richmond (Texas) Travis High School.

"Picking up the Harrison twins is significant for John Calipari and Kentucky," said FoxSportsNEXT national basketball analyst Evan Daniels. "The Harrison twins are elite guards that bring toughness and energy every time the touch the floor. They each bring a different type of game to the table, but they are equally effective.

"Andrew is tremendous with the ball in his hands. He has terrific size at 6-foot-5, but also possesses the speed to get by defenders and the strength to score at the rim. On top of that he's a great playmaker that can really pass.

"Aaron is known for his ability to put up points in a hurry. He's strong enough to finish at the rim, he has a developed mid-range game and is a consistent shooter from three and beyond."

The Harrisons join Mount Washington (Ky.) Bullitt East forward Derek Willis on UK's commitment list for 2013.

Who's next? The Cats are also in the mix for five-star Texas forward Julius Randle, five-star California forward Aaron Gordon, five-star Michigan swingman James Young, four-star California forward Marcus Lee, four-star North Carolina center Kennedy Meeks and four-star New Jersey forward Tyler Roberson.

Another name could be added to that list if 2014 swingman Andrew Wiggins, the consensus No. 1 player in the country regardless of class, decides to reclassify and join the Class of 2013.


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