Maryland Basketball Recruiting: Harrison Twins pick Kentucky over Terps

In a live broadcast, two of the top recruits in the Class of 2013 shunned Mark Turgeon's program.

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Harrison twins pick Kentucky over Maryland

The Harrison twins have made their decision, and they've gone with Kentucky over Maryland.


Harrison twins' dad says Turgeon meeting went well

The father of Andrew and Aaron Harrison said Maryland has "come on strong" just one day before the twins will announce their college decision.


Harrison twins to choose college on Thursday

Andrew Harrison and Aaron Harrison -- better known as the Harrison Twins on the recruiting circuit -- will announce their college decision on Thursday, according to a report from Jeff Ermann of Inside MD Sports. It is believed that the two front-runners are the Maryland Terrapins and Kentucky Wildcats, although the hometown SMU Mustangs are also considered to be in the running.

Inside MD Sports also reported that Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon was in Texas last week visiting the two brothers.

The twin brothers reclassified to the 2013 class a couple of months ago. Andrew Harrison is considered to be more of a point guard who can facilitate the offense, while Aaron Harrison profiles to be more of a shooting guard at the next level. Both players are consensus top-10 recruits and were wanted by most major programs in the nation.

It will be an interesting week filled with rumors. Landing the two brothers would be a huge victory for Turgeon and the Terrapins, although it's tough to imagine they'll wrestle them away from Kentucky. The Wildcats seemingly get whomever they want on the recruiting trail right now.


Maryland Basketball Recruiting: Sam Cassell Jr. Ruled Ineligible After Maryland Appeal

The University of Maryland lost its appeal with the NCAA on the eligibility of Sam Cassell Jr. on Friday afternoon, which means the freshman guard will not be playing for the Terps this year.

The son of former NBA player and current Washington Wizards assistant coach Sam Cassel, Cassel Jr. had six of his courses at Notre Dame Prep invalidated by the NCAA. Notre Dame Prep had been placed on the NCAA "Watch List" and the issue with Cassell revolved around his "intiial eligibility" to attend Maryland.

His father is not pleased with the ruling and believes that the course of action being taken is the NCAA venting their frustrations with Notre Dame Prep on his son.


"The NCAA just wants kids to fail," he added. "It's not these kids' fault. The NCAA can't penalize Notre Dame Prep, so they are squashing the kids dreams."

In addition to Cassell Jr., former classmate and Xavier freshman guard Myles Davis had his courses deemed invalidated, as well. As of this time it's unclear what Cassell's next course of action will be.

Maryland coach Mark Turgeon issued the following statement, as reported by Inside MD Sports.

We've exhausted every option and made our best effort. I'm very pleased with the work that our compliance staff put in on Sam's behalf. Obviously, we're very disappointed that he will be unable to attend the University of Maryland at this time and be a part of our basketball program. We will continue to support Sam and his family in any way that we can as they determine their next steps.

For more on Maryland basketball, check out Testudo Times.


Harrison Twins Cut Finalists To Kentucky, Maryland And SMU

According to, ESPN and many other recruiting websites, Aaron Harrison and his twin brother Andrew are the top two guards in the 2013 recruiting class. According to ESPN recruiting analyst Reggie Rankin, the pair have narrowed their decision on which college to attend down to just three schools. Kentucky and Maryland now appear to be the front-runners, with SMU a distant third.

The twins had previously shown interest in both Villanova and Baylor, but those two programs appear to be out of the running at this point. The pair are planning on attending the same school, and both will be announcing their decision the day after their birthday, Oct. 29, from their Texas high school.

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Maryland's Sam Casell Jr. Ruled Ineligible By NCAA

University of Maryland freshman Sam Cassell Jr. was ruled ineligible by the NCAA and will not be playing with the Terrapins this season.


Maryland Basketball Recruiting: Harrison Twins Host Terps For In-Home Visit Monday

The Maryland Terrapins men's basketball program was hosted by recruits Aaron and Andrew Harrison Monday, recruiting insider Adam Zagoria is reporting. The twin duo is deciding between committing to Maryland, the Kentucky Wildcats, the Baylor Bears, the Villanova Wildcats and the SMU Mustangs, who are all making in-home visits this week.

The Harrisons are expected to attend Maryland's Midnight Madness event at the Comcast Center, Oct. 12, and announce their commitment decisions the day after their birthdays, Oct. 29, at their high school in Texas. The two are going to make the commitment to the same school.

Aaron Harrison (6'5, 205-pounds) is listed as the third-best recruit in the Class of 2013 by Rivals and fourth overall by ESPN Recruiting services. Meanwhile, Andrew Harrison (6'5, 210) is rated the fourth-best recruit by Rivals and second-best by ESPN.

For more on Maryland basketball, check out the SB Nation blog Testudo Times. For the latest college hoops news, visit SB Nation's college hoops homepage.


Maryland Basketball Recruiting: Abdul-Malik Adu Puts Terrapins On Final List

Abdul-Malik Abu, a power forward recruit for the Class of 2014, will place the Maryland Terrapins basketball program on his final list of schools, Abu told SNY's Adam Zagoria shortly after a visit to Maryland on Monday. Abu has scholarship offers from Maryland, Connecticut Huskies, Cincinnati Bearcats and Michigan State Spartans.

Abdul said the school was amazing," Expressions 16s coach Tyron Boswell said. "They showed them all the facilities and all the great players who played there. And obviously it’s attractive with getting guys to the next level."

Abdul, a 6'8, 233-pound forward, has been given a four-star rating by Rivals and has been ranked No. 47 overall by ESPN Recruiting. Currently, Abdul, a Boston, Mass., native, plays for Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H.

Abdul didn't give a timetable of when he will announce his verbal commitment.

For more on Maryland basketball, check out the SB Nation blog Testudo Times.

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