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By LARRY VAUGHT
Even though he wasn’t at Kentucky over the summer, there was no chance Aaron Harrison was going to take a break from basketball.
“The biggest break I ever took was probably after the state championship week. I probably took like a week and a half off,” said Harrison, the top-ranked shooting guard in last year’s recruiting class and a consensus top-five player overall.
The 6-6 Harrison averaged 23.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists to help lead Travis High School to a Class 5A state title in his senior season in Texas. He had averaged 18.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.6 steals as a junior, when Travis went 36-4 record and lost in the state title game.
When Harrison and his twin brother, Andrew, a point guard and another top-five player, picked Kentucky over Maryland, it started what became another No. 1-ranked recruiting class for coach John Calipari.
Harrison made it clear at the McDonald’s All-American Game in April what kind of no-nonsense approach he takes when media members tried to get him to hype the recruiting class with some sort of nickname for the new Wildcats.
“We are Kentucky. We don’t need any nicknames. We are just going out to prove we are the best,” he said then. “Great players thrive in great moments. We like all of the pressure and everything that will be on us at Kentucky.”