This weekend was a big weekend on the AAU scene as some of the top players converged on Orlando. The Houston defenders had an undefeated run this weekend and Andrew and Aaron Harrison were the main reasons for this:
The No. 3 overall prospect in the 2013 Rivals150, Harrison was feeling his jumper off the dribble, hitting several in pick-and-roll situations where he showed a maturity well beyond his years in executing a critical collegiate offensive set. Also attacking the rim in transition, often after creating a turnover with his defense, Harrison showed off athleticism and a nice pace to his drives; not going too fast to get out of control but still moving quickly enough that shotblockers could not catch him from behind.
North Carolina, Kansas, Baylor and Maryland watched Andrew and his twin brother, Aaron Harrison. Like Andrew, Aaron is also ranked among the top five prospects overall in his class. In the win, Aaron chipped in 15 points on a combination of mid-range pull-up jumpers off the crossover and some long-range, spot-up shots.
It is interesting to note that North Carolina was there to watch the twins, but it does not look like the Harrisons are opening up their recruitment. It’s also interesting that Kentucky was not there. Take that and add your own meaning.
Julius Randle was also in Orlando and seems to have gotten back on track after being dominated by Andrew Wiggins recently. Rivals reports that Randle basically scored at will against the Houston Defenders and he seems to be back on track:
After a performance earlier in the week on national TV that could be classified as just average, and held down by some nagging injuries suffered from extended play over the grueling July schedule, five-star forward Julius Randle was back on his game against the Houston Defenders with a team-high 26 points in the loss. The criticism of Randle earlier in the week was that he spent too much time on the perimeter trying to handle the ball, instead of using his superior strength to dominate the interior. Randle must have taken the critics words to heart because he was excellent in the paint on Saturday, where he scored the majority of the points around the basket.
Also if you go to the Rival’s pagve, there is an interview with Randle in which he seems to indicate that he will be making his decision in the spring, rather than in the November signing period.
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