Harrison looking at Arizona

Harrison looking at Arizona

Aaron Harrison may only be a sophomore, but there is no doubt that he is an elite player and Arizona is treating him as such.

Arizona had numerous prospects in attendance at the recent Double Pump Spring Tournament in Denver. Among those prospects, some of them may be more aggressively recruited than others

One such player is 2013 Houston Strake Jesuit College Prep shooting guard, Aaron Harrison.

Standing at 6-foot-5 and 205 pounds, Harrison looks the part of an elite college guard. Yet, perhaps more impressive than his physical stats is his style of play on the court.

Harrison is an aggressive player on both ends of the floor. With the ball in his hands, he is an attacking guard who looks to get to the rim at any opportunity. Once his opponent takes notice, Harrison counters sagging defense by displaying a pure stroke from anywhere on the floor.

Although he seems to be an elite prospect at this point, Harrison acknowledges there are still areas in which he needs to improve.

"I need to work on my jumpshot, and staying focused through the whole game," said Harrison.

Over the next few years, Harrison will begin to decide which teams he has the most interest in, but there seems to be one factor that may trump the rest.

"A guard school, a basketball school, one that will let us play," answered Harrison, in response to what he is most looking for in a college team.

Although it is early in his recruitment, the 2013 guard lists Maryland, Baylor, Kansas, and Arizona as the schools he has been hearing from the most.

When asked about Arizona, Harrison identified none other than head coach Sean Miller as the coach he has had the most interaction with.

"Coach Sean [Miller], he really likes his guards, so I think he really likes us and he's really trying to get us up there [to Tucson]," he said.

The use of ‘us' is in reference to Aaron's twin brother, Andrew, who is also an elite 2013 prospect in his own right.

One dynamic that will make this recruitment – or recruitments – unique is that the brothers are determined to play together at the college level. This will require all schools interested to provide not one, but two scholarships come 2013. This should not be a major problem, however, as the Harrison twins will present a dynamite backcourt for whichever team they decide to join.

He may only be a sophomore in high school who has yet to decide on a college, but Aaron Harrison is already envisioning an environment that will help him to play professionally.

"I want to get it up and down, do pick and rolls, things that will get me ready for the next level," he said.

Arizona is in the thick of things for both Aaron and Andrew, but Wildcat fans may have to wait a while before getting too excited, as this Harrison doesn't know when he will make a final list of schools.

"I have no idea," he said.

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