Apr 5, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard Andrew Harrison (left) hugs guard Aaron Harrison (2) after defeating the Wisconsin Badgers in the semifinals of the Final Four in the 2014 NCAA Mens Division I Championship tournament at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky Wildcats Basketball: Harrison Twins Choose UK Over NBA


The wait is over! Andrew and Aaron Harrison have decided to spend their sophomore season at the University of Kentucky and forgo the 2014 NBA Draft.

The Harrison’s join Alex Poythress, Willie Cauley-Stein, Dakari Johnson and Marcus Lee in deciding to return to the University of Kentucky for the 2014-2015 season.

With incoming freshmen Tyler Ulis, Trey Lyles, Karl Towns and Devin Booker, the depth of the Kentucky Wildcats for the 2014-2015 season will be incredible.

In addition to the depth and talent, the Wildcats will also have experience, something many Calipari coached teams have lacked in recent history.Two of the returning players, Poythress and Cauley-Stein have both NIT first round and NCAA National Championship game experience, while the others have NCAA National Championship experience, something not many, if any other teams can say.

With the Harrison Twins staying, the Wildcats will have a roster of guys with 164 starts, 118 more starts than the 2013-2014 season.

There will be 9 McDonald’s All-American’s on the Kentucky Wildcats roster next season. That means that the Wildcat bench will always have at least 4 McDonald’s All-American’s, which is unheard of.

Other than losing seniors Jon Hood and Jarrod Polson, the Wildcats only lost Julius Randle and James Young to the NBA Draft.

I don’t know about you, but this announcement was well worth the wait.

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