Kentucky’s Harrison Twins will enter 2015 NBA Draft

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Updated: April 8, 2015
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After falling just short of the first undefeated season in college basketball since 1976, the Kentucky Wildcats have begun to sort out their yearly turnover.

The ‘Cats lost to national runner-up Wisconsin this past Saturday night in Indianapolis during the Final Four, two wins shy of the first 40-0 season in men’s college basketball history.

On Wednesday afternoon, RealGM insider Shams Charaia tweeted out that both Andrew and Aaron Harrison will forego their final two seasons at Kentucky and enter the 2015 NBA Draft.

Andrew averaged 9.3 points per contest during the 2014-15 season, while brother Aaron averaged a team-high 11 points per game for the 38-1 Wildcats.

Earlier in the day, Charania mentioned that Kentucky will hold a press conference on the remainder of the Kentucky roster and what their future plans are:

The Harrison twins are just the first chips to fall into place. Neither of the twins are “can’t miss” prospects, but the potential is there due to their size — both are 6-foot-6 — and playmaking ability offensively (Andrew specifically, as a point guard). Most draft grades have them as early-second round prospects.

Don’t be surprised if Karl-Anthony Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein, Devin Booker, Trey Lyles and Dakari Johnson all decide to turn pro on Thursday.

The bulk of mock drafts you’ll see online have Towns and Cauley-Stein inside the top 10 picks of June’s NBA Draft, Booker and Lyles are expected to be mid-first round picks and Johnson could be taken in the late first-to-early second round. Another draft with five Kentucky players going in the first round is a legit possibility.

Since head coach John Calipari‘s arrival in Lexington before the 2009-10 season, no school has had more McDonald’s All-Americans or NBA draft picks than Kentucky (19*).

(*Oklahoma City Thunder forward Enes Kanter committed to Kentucky in 2010-11, but was ruled ineligible due to his pro experience with the Turkish National Team.)

 

 

(Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America)

Mike Whitlow

Mike Whitlow

Michael Whitlow is Sideline Sports Report's college basketball editor. The 22-year-old from Fort Wayne, Indiana is currently a journalism major at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana, Michael calls Chicago, Illinois his home because of the sights, the sounds and passion Chicago sports fans show each and every day.

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