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 returning sets Kentucky up for huge success

Last Friday Big Blue Nation got some of the best news in recent memory when the Harrison twins decided to come back to Kentucky rather than go to the NBA. Kentucky fans including myself were always checking twitter or Facebook to see if anything had broke on them, and finally 1 PM Friday afternoon they announced via twitter that they would be staying for their sophomore seasons.

Last season Kentucky had a rough time all regular season, and mostly the blame was put on the Harrison twins which I never agreed with, but the crazies would always say it was the “twins” fault. Some criticism was deserved, but they got the blunt of the unfair blame as well.

Then comes post season play and the famous “tweak” and everything we thought the Harrison twins were at the beginning of the season they showed it in Atlanta, Saint Louis, Indy, and Dallas. Aaron has 3 of the most memorable shots in Kentucky basketball history, and Andrew would beat anybody off the dribble or pass to an open teammate for a shot. Andrews assists went from 3.4 in the regular season to 5.4 in the postseason.

I think its safe to say that the Harrison twins grew on the whole fan base, and everybody wanted them back for another more than any high school recruit commitment.

With this decision not only did Kentucky become the favorite in 2015, but we now have been set up for success for a couple seasons to come. The reason I say that is because Tyler Ulis, and Devin Booker can play along with the twins, and learn from them. They don’t have to come in, and immediately try to put the world on their shoulders.

Calipari tweeted out yesterday that “It will still take time, and the right pieces for this to be special” but we all know thats coaches talk, and he’s as excited as anyone for all these guys to come back, and have the collection of talent he has in Lexington.

 

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