2014 NBA Draft Rumors: Harrison Twins Leaning Toward Declaring; Jabari Parker To Decide By Wednesday

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The top prospects remain undecided about their NBA plans, but resolutions could be on the way soon.

According to CBS Sports, Andrew and Aaron Harrison are “leaning toward” entering the NBA Draft, but it’s nowhere close to being a done deal. The twins have long been expected to be “one-and-done” type players, but could return to Lexington, Ky. should the rest of the Wildcats starters opt to do the same.

Sources have told CBSSports.com that both are leaning toward entering the NBA Draft but that it’s nowhere close to a done deal, and I really do think their decisions are the most important to Kentucky’s future because, assuming Johnson, Poythress and Marcus Lee return, the Wildcats will again be loaded in the frontcourt thanks to that trio and the enrollment of five-star bigs Trey Lyles and Karl Towns.

The twins’ dad, Aaron Harrison St., told the Houston Chronicle no decision has been made yet, but are expected to sit down amongst family this weekend to try and make up their minds.

Neither Aaron Harrison or Andrew Harrison are ranked in the ESPN top 30 big board, but Andrew Harrison is one of “next five in.” The fact that neither one of them are projected top picks could help them decide to remain at Kentucky for their sophomore seasons.

Another freshman sensation, Duke’s Jabari Parker, is set to decide his NBA Draft future as soon as Tuesday, according to ESPN. Parker and coach Mike Krzyzewski are set to meet next week to discuss his situation.

“It’s a very tough decision, especially potentially leaving behind my coach and the program that really helped me out this year, so I really have to keep them in consideration in this whole process,” Parker told ESPNLA 710.

Parked is ranked second on the ESPN big board and is destined to be a top-three lottery pick. He’s considered by scouts to be the most “NBA-ready” freshman, perhaps even the most NBA-ready of all players in the draft.

Sam Spiegelman is a native New Yorker covering sports in New Orleans. He likes Game of Thrones way too much. Tweet him @samspiegs.
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