Thursday, November 15, 2012
Harrison twins will sign during early period
By Dave Telep
So far the early signing period has been exceptionally eventful. There’s six days remaining in the period and we expect there will be action. Also, keep in mind that players can sign and post-date their letters of intent in compliance with a grace period that follows the conclusion of the period next week. With this slow-acting group, that grace period may yield a signing or two this year.
Let’s play a little catch up from earlier this week shall we.
Andrew Harrison is the No. 3 player in the ESPN 100 and will play at Kentucky next season.
Earlier in the week, “USA Today” spoke with Aaron Harrison, Sr., who said that his sons would not be signing early. Obviously that caused an onslaught of questions. I spoke with the twins’ father Wednesday evening and he was adamant in stating that his sons will in fact sign before the conclusion of the period. End of story.
Stephen Clark (Oklahoma City, Okla./Douglass) said Wednesday night, “I highly doubt I will sign early.” Here’s what we think went on behind the scenes. Oklahoma State got close to getting this done. When juco guard Chad Frazier de-committed on Monday, I thought it might’ve been a reaction to a Clark commitment. Turns out Baylor was turning up the heat and very well may have been the reason why Clark is unlikely to sign. At this point, it’s a Baylor vs. Oklahoma State battle that is heading toward the spring. Clark’s a premium shooter so you never know what traffic pops up later in the year.
The No. 3 overall center and No. 32 player in the class, BeeJay Anya (Hyattsville, Md./DeMatha) will decide on Friday. The pick here is NC State. He had his list tidied up to a pair and then Indiana went all in an on Noah Vonleh (nice move there) and Anya’s decision was simple. The Pack are loaded up for second straight season.