How does Andrew Harrison compare to...
The previous PG's that Calipari has coached in college?
He's probably better then Teague and Knight. Similar to Evans.
Like WolfRob says, Close to Tyreke but a better jumper.
I'd rank him as better than all of them except for Rose. Rose's all-around game and physical talent was just too much for Harrison to surpass. I do think that he'll be a better floor general than the other 4, maybe even better than Rose in that aspect as well. I'd like to see if Calipari tweaks his offense to take advantage of Andrew's ability. Having AH just play the position in the halfcourt like the previous UK PGs have played it would not be maximizing his talent.
"I'd like to see if Calipari tweaks his offense to take advantage of Andrew's ability. Having AH just play the position in the halfcourt like the previous UK PGs have played it would not be maximizing his talent".
Uk gets in the break at will. Plus, Andrew Harrison does not have a problem running half court offense.?
Andrew has all the makings of a very good halfcourt PG, capable of running PnR or even posting up. Calipari's offense doesn't involve much PnR or many pro sets at all. Initiating the dribble drive offense for the PG involves bringing the ball up and making a quick pass to the wing or dribbling it towards the wing. I'd just like to see more pro sets because I think AH is capable of running them, but Cal likes to keep it simple....almost too simple.
John Wall seemed to be the better college player than rose or thats what the hype suggested
"Seemed" being the operative word. Wall feasted on the OOC schedule and slowed down during conference play. Derrick started off slower and picked it up as the season went along, peaking during the tourney. Derrick was the steadier, more dependable player and better halfcourt player, while Wall had his peaks and valleys with TO problems and halfcourt struggles throughout.
I agree with Siggy, and believe that Andrew Harrison is clearly the best PG prospect Coach Cal has had since Rose. But because Rose possess' such freakish physical gifts I wouldn't suggest he is better or could be. Andrew Harrison has a very advanced skill set unlike Teague and Knight, and is a good shooter unlike Reke.
Is how I would rank the top 5 Coach Cal PG prospects.
I think you forgot Wall
Yes I did forget Wall wow, thanks for realizing that I forgot him and didn't blatently leave him off the list like I did Teague. I would rank Wall 3rd behind Andrew Harrison because he doesn't have the cerebral play yet that it takes to be a dominant PG and Harrison does. Tho I'm really not sold on Harrison being a pure PG I think he's more of a hybrid like Wade but either way I'd still want the ball in his hands.
As an athlete, he's definitely behind Rose and Wall. I'm not sure where he fits in with the others. Maybe athlete is the wrong word. Physical advantage. He's still behind Rose and Wall and while he's slower than Knight and Teague, he has more size and strength, although not as much as Evans. In terms of which Calipari point guard had the most physical superiority, I'd go, Rose, Wall, Evans, Harrison and a tie between Knight and Teague.
One thing that bothers me about Harrison at the high school level is that he doesn't cleanly beat his defenders consistently off the dribble. They stay with him and he uses his strength and finishing ability to finish over them. At the high school level, he and his brother should look more unstoppable with their sheer quicknesss. Once they get to college and eventually the pros, they're not going to have as much success finishing over defenders who are right on their chest.
Your 2nd paragraph describes a similar "problem" that guys like B.Roy, J.Harden, prime Paul Pierce, Deron Williams, Tyreke Evans might've had. AH does not have a super quick first step, but what he does have is a long, powerful first step, tremendous handle, change of speed, change of direction, size and strength for the PG position. He's already 6'5 ~215 and he's not even out of HS yet. Opposing PGs (should opposing teams choose to guard him with a PG) will have a tough time knocking him off his line or contesting his shot in the paint once he gets his shoulder into them. All he needs is to get his shoulder past his defender and he has the strength at that position to maintain his advantage and carry his defender to the cup. What you're describing sounds like it'd be more of a problem for Aaron than Andrew since Andrew will likely be checked by PGs.
Yeah, that lack of a quick first step was the first thing I noticed watching his tapes...doesn't have elite athleticism like I thought he would
wow..i mean Wall was runner up for NPOY just behind sensational that year mr.Evan Turner he was the face of the start of new generation new dinasty in UK..he was not only compared to Rose but with Wade too and some said he could be even better than them..do you really guys think Harrison will be THAT amazing in college??