(NEW YORK) — Not one, but both Harrison twins announced Friday that they are returning to Kentucky for their sophomore season.
Coming off a loss to Connecticut in the NCAA Tournament final, both Andrew and Aaron Harrison decided to come back for another run at the title.
“They wanted to stay in school,” their father, Aaron Harrison told ESPN. “They wanted to explore their options and see what’s out there. They probably made up their mind last week. All the information they got from the (NBA) draft was that they were middle to late-first round. They had to weigh going back to back to school and improving and maturing. All the things added up to that.”
Aaron averaged 13.7 points a game while Andrew averaged 10.9 for the Wildcats, who have played in three Final Fours in five seasons under head coach John Calipari.
“I’m excited about Aaron and Andrew’s decision to return for next season,” Calipari said in the statement. “Their postseason play was a result of the improvement they made all season and displayed what they’re capable of doing on the court. I look forward to having the opportunity to work with them during the summer and watch them lead next year’s team.”
The freshman twins join returnees Alex Poythress, Willie Cauley-Stein, and Marcus Lee on next season’s team. Both James Young and Julius Randle announced they are entering the NBA draft.
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