Andrew Harrison should play for Kentucky Wildcats; James Young may not

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The Kentucky Wildcats are the preseason No. 1 team in nearly every major college basketball preseason poll, and freshman Andrew Harrison is the team’s starting point guard and likely a top-5 NBA Draft pick next year, but in the team’s annual Blue – White game that was held last week, Andrew what injured and left the game with a bruised right knee that kept him from playing in last Friday’s exhibition game against Transylvania, and it also kept him from playing Monday night’s game against Montavello as well.

Starting in Harrison’s place was senior Jarrod Polson, who knows the team needs Harrison to succeed this year:

“It’s definitely going to be a process,” said Polson. “We haven’t practiced with him much, so we’re still getting a feel for him and he’s still getting a feel being around teammates in practice. I definitley think it’s a good thing that he’s back.”

Harrison is a 6-foot-6 guard from Richmond, Texas. As a senior in high school he averaged 15.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game and came to Kentucky rated as the the third-best prospect in the country by ESPNU Recruiting. Scout and Rivals both ranked him as the fifth-best overall prospect.

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