Twin basketball stars
and Andrew Harrison
– the top two prospects in MaxPreps.com's Class of 2013 Top 100 – continued Kentucky's remarkable recruiting roll Thursday by committing to the Wildcats.
The Fort Bend Travis (Richmond, Texas)
seniors made their highly-anticipated announcement live on ESPNU during a broadcast of Recruiting Nation and picked UK over Maryland and SMU.
As juniors, the Harrisons helped Fort Bend Travis go 36-4 and reach the Texas Class 5A state championship game. The Tigers finished the season ranked No. 18 nationally.
Andrew, a 6-foot-5 point guard, is ranked No. 1 in the MaxPreps Class of 2013 Top 100. He posted 12.1 points, six assists, five rebounds and two steals per game as a junior.
Aaron, a 6-5 scorer who also handles the ball adeptly, is regarded as the No. 2 overall senior in the country by MaxPreps. He averaged 18.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.5 steals per game at Travis in 2011-12.
During ESPNU's broadcast of the announcement, recruiting analyst Dave Telep called them the, "most talented twins to ever enter college basketball."
The package deal continues an unprecedented string of success for John Calipari on the recruiting trail. Under his direction, Kentucky has landed the nation's top-ranked signing class four years in a row. The Wildcats are in good position to make it five with the Harrisons on board.
Kentucky also has a 2013 commitment from Derek Willis
, a 6-9 forward from Bullitt East (Mt. Washington, Ky.)
The duo played on the club circuit with the Under Armour-sponsored Houston Defenders, an outfit coached by their father, Aaron Harrison Sr.Continue on for a look at the high school career of the Harrison twins.