Harrison twins to return to UK for next season




Posted on April 25, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 25 at 4:53 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Aaron and Andrew Harrison will return to Kentucky for their sophomore season.

The twins made the announcement from their hometown in Texas.

“I’m coming back for a second season in large part because last year’s title run was special, but we still have unfinished business,” Aaron Harrison said.

Aaron Harrison started all 40 games for the Wildcats during the 2013-14 season and averaged 13.7 points and 3.0 rebounds per game. He knocked down three of UK’s all-time most memorable shots in three consecutive games in helping UK past Louisville, Michigan and Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament to reach the national championship contest.

Andrew Harrison started 39 games for UK and poured in 10.9 points and added 4.0 assists per game. He dished out three or more assists in seven of UK’s final nine games. His-20 point performance led all Wildcat scorers in an upset of No. 1 seed Wichita State in the NCAA Tournament.

“I’m returning for my sophomore season because I want to win a national title.” Andrew Harrison said.

Aaron and Andrew return to a loaded roster. Willie Cauley-Stein, Alex Poythress and Dakari johnson are all returning, too.

“I’m excited about Aaron and Andrew’s decision to return for next season,” head coach John Calipari said. “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.”

Aaron followed his brother's announcement with his own tweet saying he is excited to return to Lexington for a second season.

Glad to say that I will be back at UK for my sophomore year. #BBN