What to expect from the Harrison Twins as sophomores

The Harrison Twins - photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com
The Harrison Twins – photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com

No program in college hoops expects to lose more of its freshmen than basketball, but next year’s Wildcats will actually have some sophomores worth celebrating. The top returning scorers on the roster are Aaron and Andrew Harrison, the twin-brother backcourt that came alive during last March’s run to the title game.

Traditionally, the biggest leap in the development of a college player comes between his freshman and sophomore seasons. Michael Carter-Williams’ second year at Syracuse, for example, saw him transform from a forgettable reserve into a lottery pick. The Harrisons’ own hopes would certainly benefit from a huge improvement next seasons, but the chances are that their gains will be more modest than they (or Big Blue’s fans) might like.

As astounding as ’s track record has been with getting his players drafted in the first round, his development of the freshmen who stick around hasn’t been nearly so impressive.

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