The return of Andrew and Aaron Harrison to Kentucky for next season likely means a lesser role for incoming freshmen Devin Booker and Tyler Ulis.
That could be a good thing.
If the Harrison twins had declared for the NBA Draft, Ulis and Booker probably would have started and played significant minutes during their first season in Lexington. Instead, the two newcomers will get to practice every day against two future NBA players — and defensive stalwart Dominique Hawkins — and they should still see quite a bit of time on the court.
The level of pressure won’t be there, but the playing time will.
Andrew and Aaron Harrison will obviously be the favorites to start at guard, but 247Sports recruiting analyst Jerry Meyer said Booker could actually still be in line to make the starting five.
Read more about how Meyer thinks UK's incoming recruits fit into UK's backcourt with the Harrison twins on Ben Roberts' Next Cats blog.