Blessed with great size for the point guard position at 6’5”, Harrison’s path to stardom seemed solidified when he and his twin brother Aaron committed to Kentucky. The formula was simple, and tried and true: become one of the top guards in the nation, play a year of
basketball under John Calipari, head to the NBA as a top-10 pick in the draft. Joining perhaps the greatest recruiting class in the history of college basketball, success seemed inevitable, but for once Calipari’s eyes may have been bigger than his stomach. He struggled to juggle playing time and egos on a team full of young stars. Previously downplayed reports of the Harrison twins’ attitude problems began to gain traction thanks to their selfish play and poor body language.
With so many questions to answer, they wisely decided to postpone their one-and-done plans and return for a second year. However, the Harrisons, particularly Andrew, failed to make any meaningful improvements, instead seeing their minutes and production reduced. Far from being the next John Wall, or even Tyreke Evans, Andrew would finish his two-year college career averaging 10.1 points and 3.8 assists on an atrocious .372 from the field.