This week was the highly anticipated UK Bahamas trip. I watched almost all of the games and was really impressed with the twins. Although it was really talked up to be these young kids against a bunch of grown professionals it was clear that the size and talent level definately favored the Cats. With that being said Andrew and Aaron were very good. Aaron has definately been working on his pullup jumper and creating his own shot. He looked great to me. Obviously he has that clutch gene and is primed to have a great sophomore season. My focus is on his brother though. Andrew seemed to get a great grasp on Cals offense come tourney time last year and looked to really be able to run the offense in the Bahamas. He has great size a decent midrange game and an ever increasing basketball IQ. My question is with a seemingly weak crop of point guards likely to declare for the 2015 draft, is there any chance that Andrew, a year after anticipated, makes his way into the lottery. Obviously Mudiay looks like the top PG in the draft but i dont see too much after that. Just interested what y'all think...
Terry Rozier has had a great summer according to baskteball media who have been hanging out at all the camps that college players played....I think he is primed to have a breakout season this year, i hope anyways being a Louisville fan lol
I think the biggest problem with the Harrison twins was their lack of athleticism.
They were strong but didn't seem to elevate very much or go very fast.
If they can improve their conditioning and athleticism they would be first-round picks at least I'd say.
I agree, the twins athleticism is several notches below elite. They are strong and play angles well, but they are just not very quick or fast. I think that is the one thing that will hold them back and limit their pro potential.
From watching the scrimmages as a UNC fan, Tyler Ullis scares me more than Andrew Harrison. Color me stupid, but that little kid is going to make a lot of opposing PG's really frustrated with his ball pressure, scrappiness and heart. I may be crucified for saying this but I think he may have more of an impact than Tyus Jones as a freshman (there is a youtube video of Ullis dropping 22 points and 16 assists on him).
I am not a big Kentucky fan, but I think a Ullis, Harrison, Harrison, Towns and Johnson lineup might be their most effective with Poythress being one of the better 6th men in the country next season. A lot of space for the guards to penetrate and Towns and Johnson would be a load to handle down low. Spread the floor out and have the 3 guards attack the rim.
Maybe I am just babbling, but that is what I would do.
I think you're right man. I haven't actually seen Ullis play but I've heard good things about him. I heard he absolutely gave Joel Berry fits at the Mcdonald's practice and Berry couldn't keep the guy in front of him. I think it's a fair assessment to say he'll have a bigger impact than Tyus who I believe is massively overrated. I think Ullis is exactly what Kentucly needs, a guy who is not going to be going to the pros after one season and will most likely be a good 3 or 4 year player for Cal.
I'm just happy they both choose to return to school, instead of entering for the draft. Not only is it better for their development, draft stock potentially but IMO it could give them longer career in nba and maybe better oppourtunity for more playing time or bigger role on a team. We see PGs who were good in college but left early when their draft stock was high for money's lets say. Now don't have a job in nba, because they never had the time to develope the other side of their game. I would see both Harrison twins entering draft next year as I do see ullis becoming a good player and taking over pg duties the following year. With striling talking about changing age limit in draft, I think it would be good for player development. But at the same time, a nba players dad forget who said, when your 18 you can in list in army, why can't you go out and get yourself a nba job which is valid point. NCAA will be fun to watch, some stacked teams