There’s no truth to a report stating that Aaron Harrison Sr. and his prized twin sons, Aaron and Andrew Harrison, are at odds over whether the two will sign with Maryland or Kentucky, he told InsideMDSports.com.
Aaron Harrison Sr. (back right): “Aaron and Andrew haven’t made a decision, and I want whatever they want for themselves ... Whatever they want is what I want."
The report, which appeared Saturday on a New York-based recruiting and basketball website and cited an unnamed source, stated that the brothers want to commit to Kentucky but have not done so because he wants them at Maryland.
“That’s just [the reporter of the story] doing his thing. I'd talked to him one time a few months ago and he re-worded what I said and took it all out of context in his article, so I don’t talk to him anymore. Maybe that's why he had to write something. He makes up things and runs with them for attention,” Harrison said.
While Kentucky and Maryland are widely believed to be the favorites for the Harrisons, according to many the top-ranked point and shooting guard in the country, they’ve kept tight control of information relating to their recruitment – so much so that well-placed analysts and college recruiters still seem largely in the dark as to where they’ll end up.
Although it’s been a high-profile recruitment for more than two years, information leaks have been virtually non-existent because the elder Harrison has steadfastly refused to reveal any intimate details of their thought process to anyone outside of his immediate family.
“Here's the thing. He can say it's an unnamed source, but I promise you there’s no sources with us. Unless you’re me, my wife, Aaron or Andrew, or their grandparents, you’re not going to have anything to say because no one else knows about our confidential discussions. And my wife and our parents haven’t talked to anyone about it. I changed the kids' numbers, so the two coaches have their number and no one else calls,” he said.
Harrison, who’s maintained throughout the recruitment that his sons will sign with whichever school they favor, reiterated he’s not in any way trying to lead his sons in either direction.
“Aaron and Andrew haven’t made a decision, and I want whatever they want for themselves,” Harrison Sr. said. “Whatever they want is what I want."
“Everything else is just someone trying to get attention on their Website.”