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NBAdraftblog.com’s Ed Isaacson sees Andrew, Aaron Harrison in lower part of NBA first round


As Kentucky fans wait to see what twins Andrew and Aaron Harrison are going to decide about the NBA draft, speculation continues as to exactly what type of information that might be getting from NBA sources.

Some indicate the twins could both be late first-round picks. Some say neither will go in the first round. Some reports have the twins playing regular pick-up games at UK now, a sign they could be more focused on next year at Kentucky than the NBA draft.

I asked Ed Isaacson of NBAdraftblog.com, who has a terrific analysis of the Portsmouth Invitational at his website now, if the Harrisons helped their draft status with their NCAA Tournament play and how would he evaluate their status today. Here’s what he said:

“While Aaron Harrison provided some tremendous moments, he really was a non-factor for much of the tournament. Andrew did well when he stuck to the one thing he is very good at, driving to the basket and drawing fouls,” said Isaacson. “At points you could see the ‘tweak’ that was implemented to get him to pass more, but the results were too inconsistent to say it was a factor in the tournament run.

“If they were to come out, I don’t see them gaining any real value from the tournament run, and if they were to make a move up the draft, it would have to come in stellar showings during workouts. If they were to come out, I have a hard time thinking they drop out of the first round, but I would put Aaron’s value in the low 20’s and Andrew’s in the high 20’s to mid 30’s.

“There is still plenty of potential in both of them, but, as I’ve mentioned many times, changes need to start with their attitude on the court.”

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  1. Larry Pup

    Come on back to UK boys and make Mr. Isaacson eat those words next spring. He says “changes need to start with their attitude on the court.” I’m not sure what he means there. I thought their attitudes changed dramatically over the course of this season, But what do I know. I hope they come back for year two.

  2. Larry T Clemons

    Pitino to Tenn. Vols…” I’d love to see that ! ” ( Richard )

    1. Larry Pup

      Say what LTC?

      1. Larry T Clemons

        That NIT Championship and Basketball Lineage, goes along way…The Vols are looking, (courting) Richard Pitino…Actually, Richard did a great job with Minnesota .

  3. Skip

    Not good to hear, if they are guaranteed first round by the NBA afraid they are gone. If they are we need at least one guard transfer and prefer 2 because I have no faith Hawkins can be a true backup quality pg

  4. Ron Newlin II

    LP, the attitude he was refering to is when one of the twins would be called for a foul, they would throw their hands up in the air and have sour pus look on their face. I didn’t see a change with this until the SEC tournement.

    Skip, given the chance to develope at PG, I have all the faith in the world with Hawkins as a back-up.

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