HOUSTON, TX (WAVE) - Andrew and Aaron Harrison, the Texas twins who orchestrated the University of Kentucky's unexpected run to the Final Four last season, have decided to return to UK this fall as sophomores.
The 19-year-old brothers had been widely expected to declare for the NBA draft. The Harrisons had until Sunday to reach their decisions.
"I'm coming back for a second season in large part because last year's title run was special, but we still have unfinished business," Aaron Harrison said.
Aaron Harrison started all 40 games for the Wildcats during the 2013-14 season and averaged 13.7 points and 3.0 rebounds per game. He knocked down three of UK's all-time most memorable shots in three consecutive games in helping UK past Louisville, Michigan and Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament to reach the national championship contest.
"I'm returning for my sophomore season because I want to win a national title." Andrew Harrison said.
Andrew Harrison started 39 games for UK and poured in 10.9 points and added 4.0 assists per game. He dished out three or more assists in seven of UK's final nine games. His-20 point performance led all Wildcat scorers in an upset of No. 1 seed Wichita State in the NCAA Tournament.
"I'm excited about Aaron and Andrew's decision to return for next season," head coach John Calipari said. "Their postseason play was a result of the improvement they made all season and displayed what they're capable of doing on the court. I look forward to having the opportunity to work with them during the summer and watch them lead next year's team."
Sophomores Willie Cauley-Stein and Alex Poythress and fellow freshmen Dakari Johnson and Marcus Lee have already announced their intentions to return for the 2014-15 season.
Additional returnees include freshmen Dominque Hawkins, Derek Willis and EJ Floreal, who all saw action this season.
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