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By LARRY VAUGHT
Maybe twins Aaron and Andrew Harrison helped persuade California center Marcus Lee that Kentucky would be the best place for him based on conversations with him at Big Blue Madness that they attended for the second straight year. Commit James Young was also there at the same time Lee was taking his official visit also.
“They have know Marcus Lee for a long time,” Aaron Harrison Sr. said. “They probably played against Marcus as early as 9 years old. We played against him in a Houston tournament and he was a guard back then just like them. As little as two years ago he was shorter than Aaron and Andrew.
“They have a relationship. He knows them and mutual respect turned into a friendship that might lead them to play college basketball together. Marcus knows Aaron and Andrew. He knows they just want to win. He knows they are guys on the court that lay it all on the line and then they are fine off the court. He has had a chance to know them over the years.”
The Harrisons’ father said Lee got to watch their summer team where the twins constantly fed a player smaller than Lee passes in the lane for easy dunks and scores.
“Marcus is two or three inches taller than that kid and has long arms. He said he could get a lot of free dunks when they get in the lane like they can,” Aaron Harrison Sr. said.
Harrison Sr. remembers when the Kentucky coaches watched Lee at the Elite 24 in the summer and he was “kind of nervous” the first day.
“Once they saw him the second day and Marcus had his confidence and was blocking everything, they knew this could work out great. I think Marcus could be a really good combination with the other recruits Kentucky has.”
Harrison Sr., though, thinks like Calipari. He believes Calipari still has more recruits to add to what could already be the nation’s No. 1 class.
“They are waiting on Julius Randle to do his thing. Julius is a pretty strong guy. Him or Aaron Gordon would be tremendous pickups and great difference makers. Kentucky could have a new Fab Five better than the first Fab Five (at Michigan),” he said.