Commentary

Harrison twins the talk of Houston

Originally Published: October 5, 2009
By Reggie Rankin | Scouts Inc.
HOUSTON -- DeKaney High School was the site of the Sixth Annual Super 16 Extravaganza, which is also known as the "Fall High School Championships." The event is hosted by RCS Sports (Recruiter's Cheat Sheet) founder/director Jim Hicks who does a terrific job organizing the event and selecting the teams. The tournament features some of the top varsity teams in the greater Houston area. The individual talent was off the charts, with a number of Division 1 prospects on every team. There were many outstanding performances but none better than the heralded freshmen twins Andrew and Aaron Harrison (Houston /Strake Jesuit). These two young combination guards have great size and strength for their age and are filled with talent and skill.

Standout players

Andrew Harrison PG/SG 6-5, 205
2013, Houston/Strake Jesuit, (Houston Defenders)

Although he can play both guard positions, Andrew seems to more comfortable at the point where he is terrific at making plays. He is strong and physical and plays in attack mode on every catch. He pushes the ball in transition and attacks the lane in the half court where he displayed the ability to beat his defender at will and draw help from a second or third defender. His handle is tight and strong. Andrew also does a great job using his body to protect the ball and to get by the defender and finish on a consistent basis. Andrew is a good rebounder -- especially on defensive end where he can start the break without needing an outlet pass. Court vision and pin-point passing are also strengths. He can drive, draw and kick or drop off when he is deep in the lane. Andrew can knock down the open 3 off the catch or dribble or hit a mid range pull up in the lane. He makes good decisions with the ball for a young player and is capable of defending all three perimeter positions at the high school level. Andrew has tremendous skill and feel for the game and the sky is the limit of how good he could become.

Aaron Harrison SG/PG 6-5, 205
2013, Houston, TX. / Strake Jesuit

Andrew's twin brother, Aaron, has a very similar high level skill set, but he seemed to be more effective off the ball because of his ability to shoot. Aaron sprints the floor in transition, comes off screens and spaces to the open area on the side of dribble penetration to knock down his jump shot. He has a smooth stroke with 3-point range. Aaron seems to like to spot up in the corners in transition. He also has a nice one or two dribble pull up and is very comfortable going to his right and elevating over smaller defenders like they are invisible. He can get to the rim with a clear path and finish through contact. Aaron is a good ballhandler and passer. Those skills will allow him to slide over to the point. He is a good drive, draw and kick passer too. Aaron has a good feel for his surroundings on the floor and can get on a roll and score in a hurry and in a variety of ways. He is also very capable of defending all three perimeter positions because of his size, strength and basketball IQ. This young guard is very talented, like his brother, with an off-the-charts future with continued development and improvement.

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Reggie Rankin

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