Adversity shaped Andrew Harrison’s remarkable turnaround

Andrew Harrison - photo by Walter Cornett |
Andrew Harrison – photo by Walter Cornett |

If had to do this season all over again, he wouldn’t change a thing.

Instead of fulfilling preseason expectations and flirting with 40-0, he would choose the losses and realization that he and his team failed to reach such dreams. Rather than live up to the experts’ billing that he was the top point guard in the class and the next great guard, would opt for the criticism that was slung his way when ’s season headed south.

He wouldn’t change a thing because it’s defined who he is and how he’s playing in the Tournament. And how he’s playing right now is, in the words of Charles Barkley, like the best point guard in the country.

“Every freshman that’s highly recruited and stuff, they think they’re going to come in here, play out a year and it’s all going to be fun, but it wasn’t like that and I’m kind of happy it wasn’t,” said Saturday. “There’s some bumps in the road and we got through it.”

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