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By LARRY VAUGHT
Andrew Harrison says there is nothing that difficult about playing point guard for Kentucky coach John Calipari.
“I enjoy everything. I enjoy the expectations on me. I know I have to work hard to fulfill those expectations. I am not really worried about anything right now,” he said. “I definitely take pride in the expectations people have for us and the expectations Coach has for us and calling us pit bulls. I think me and my brother do. Not being a bully, just doing what you have to do. We have always been that way.”
He doesn’t think having more depth at Kentucky than his high school team had will make him any more foul-prone on defense.
“I can’t be in foul trouble here because my team will still need me. I have to be smart about it, but I still have to play aggressive and hard,” he said.
Harrison said both him and his brother did push-ups when they were younger.
“The push-ups were my dad’s idea. He didn’t do them, just watched. We were probably about 9 or 10. We definitely grumbled, but it made us better at the end, and he knew that,” Harrison said.
But he doesn’t think his physicalness is what separates him from other point guards.
“I think it is mentally and toughness. Whatever spot you want to get to, it is whoever wants it worse or bad enough. That is my approach,” he said.
The Harrisons did not attend summer school at UK. However, Andrew Harrison he spent plenty of time at home in Texas working on his game.
“I worked out with (former NBA player) John Lucas, ran a lot with my dad, put up a lot of shots every day and tried to stay on top of my game,” he said.
His father had them run “some suicides in the gym, some hills” and other some longer runs.
“Of course, Dad didn’t actually run, he just watched,” Harrison said.
Lucas helped the twins when they were younger and had them playing against professional players when they were in the eighth grade.
“We had to come in and pick it up because they would not take it easy on you. So he helped me a lot,” Harrison said. “He definitely said with all the hype around me and Aaron that everybody is going to try and go at us here at Kentucky. That is fine. That comes with going to Kentucky and all that stuff. Not many people get this opportunity that I do to play at Kentucky, so you have to take advantage of that and take the good with the bad.”