Backcourt brothers split up at the NBA Combine
05/15/2015 04:18 PM
CHICAGO — After being backcourt brothers and teammates for almost their entire lives, the Harrison twins were separated for the first time in years when they faced off against each other at the NBA Combine’s five-on-five competition on Thursday night.
In the familial showdown, it was Andrew who finished with the better stat line, totaling a well-rounded 17 points, five assists, three rebounds, two steals, two blocks, and zero turnovers for the White team while looking like the best player on the floor.
The former UK point guard’s performance did not go unnoticed by NBA scouts in attendance, as noted by Jonathon Givony of DraftExpress.com:
- “Andrew Harrison played as well as any point guard at the NBA Combine on Thursday, as he controlled tempo, played with excellent pace, changed speeds consistently in the half court and made a few nifty passes while finishing through contact consistently. The 6′ 5” Kentucky point guard flashed several different combo moves that, along with his ability to change speeds, helped him knife through the defense and drop it off to bigs around the rim. Harrison also looked very comfortable operating out of the pick and roll, keeping his man on his back, hitting the roll man in stride with pocket passes, and even knocking down a pull back jumper off the bounce. Although he wasn’t immune to a couple of contested jumpers early in the shot clock early shot, overall Harrison played with excellent poise, handling pressure and making the extra pass when necessary. Harrison still has room to improve from the perimeter, where he missed all three of his triples, but his pure point guard skills were certainly on display Thursday evening.”
Aaron, on the other hand, struggled from most of the scrimmage, managing to shoot just 1-6 from the field.
For as well as Andrew Harrison played yesterday, his brother Aaron Harrison has been just as bad the last two days. Very poor shot-selection— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 15, 2015
But on a positive note, Aaron’s lone basket was a three pointer, and he found other ways to contribute by posting four rebounds and four assists to help the Blue squad to an 82-77 victory.
KSTV broke down the performances of both Harrisons, how it will effect their draft stocks, and what Aaron specifically can work on to better showcase his skill set.