By LARRY VAUGHT
Sporting News college basketball columnist Mike DeCourcy ranked UK point guard Andrew Harrison as the fourth best at his position going into the next season. Now he has shooting guard Aaron Harrison ranked as the best at his spot — a mark he earned with three straight late-game shots to win games in NCAA Tournament play.
“Aaron is the only Wildcat whose contributions to next season’s championship push will not easily be duplicated. The Cats have two of just about everything, but not two proven wing scorers,” wrote DeCourcy. “One might charge that they don’t have even one, given Aaron’s struggles through much of last season. But his excellence in the NCAA Tournament, under enormous pressure, was evidence he can excel as a primary perimeter scoring option.”
Say amen UK fans.
“He can afford to focus more intently in games, and to work to better influence games in which outstanding defenders limit his access to the ball. Because he’s going to see a few of those. Kentucky will play big games, and Harrison will be a target.”
He’ll be a big target, especially if UK doesn’t have another player to show he can be a capable outside shooter.