Report: Aaron, Andrew Harrison Will Declare for 2015 NBA Draft
After failing to achieve the immaculate perfect 40-0 season, the Kentucky Wildcats’ roster will be in a worlds of change for the next season. According to reports, both Aaron Harrison and Andrew Harrison will be declaring for the 2015 National Basketball Association (NBA) draft.
The Kentucky Wildcats and Big Blue Nation could be witnessing a fleet of players heading to the NBA. Head coach John Calipari, winner of AP’s Coach of the Year, has claimed that he expects at least five to seven of his players on the 2014-2015 season to head to the NBA. Potential first-overall pick Karl-Anthony Towns is more than likely to pursue his NBA career. According to CBS’s Gary Parrish, in addition to Towns likely to follow the Harrison twins, players such as Trey Lyles, Devin Booker, Dakari Johnson, and Willie Cauley-Stein could be more inclined to pursue their respected NBA career.
Although the Harrison twins are not examples, the NCAA has been witnessing an abundance of, “one-and-done”, players in recent years. Players such as Towns and Duke’s Jahil Okafor are expected to be battling for the number one pick in the upcoming draft; both players are freshman.
Calipari understands that the Wildcats might have to restructure their roster for future seasons. Understanding that Calipari has done a phenomenal job recruiting in previous years, he may have to resort to more recruiting, rather than veteran leadership.
Understanding the current state of the Kentucky Wildcats, the Wildcats remain the favorites, along with UNC and Virginia, for the NCAA 2016 title.