As the NBA draft nears, USA TODAY High School Sports will look back at the high school careers and draft prospects for some of the top players. Here is today’s installment on Kentucky guard Aaron Harrison.
Position: Shooting guard
High school: Travis; Richmond, Texas
ALL-USA history: Named to the 2013 American Family Life ALL-USA First Team. Helped lead Travis to a state title in his senior season, posting 23.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.
Height, weight: 6-6, 212 pounds
By the numbers: Scored 11 points per game in his sophomore season while playing 25.8 minutes for the Wildcats. Played a bigger role in his freshman season, being the catalyst in UK’s run to the NCAA title game.
Draft positives: Falling 13 spots below his twin brother, Aaron Harrison is very much like Andrew, but much more of a wing player. He has great size for a guard and he fills that frame with muscle. Harrison also is a fluid shooter who can easily get into a rhythm. He should make a great role player for an NBA team eventually.
Draft negatives: Like his brother, Aaron is no freak athlete like others in this draft class. He struggles to get to the rim effectively at times, and creating his own offense off-the-dribble needs some work. He can also fall out of a shooting rhythm just as easily as he can get into one. The attitude issues flash in and out in this twin, as well.
Projection: Second round
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