Apr 5, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari talks to guard Andrew Harrison (5) and guard Aaron Harrison (2) in the first half during the semifinals of the Final Four in the 2014 NCAA Mens Division I Championship tournament at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NBA Draft Rumors: Aaron and Andrew Harrison’s father pushing them to declare for draft?

Although the Kentucky Wildcats were defeated by the Connecticut Huskies 60-54 in Monday night’s National Championship Game, it was certainly a run to remember for a group of freshman, especially for the Harrison twins, Aaron and Andrew.

Aaron Harrison hit back shot after big shot, nailing a late game three-pointer in each of the last three games leading up to the title game.

Although both of the Harrison twins played much better in the tournament, it won’t help their draft stock much because of their disappointing regular season, reports Adam Zagoira of SNY.tv.

“They probably go 25-45,” one NBA executive told SNY.tv.

The doesn’t mean the Harrisons won’t declare.

Although he has expressed his worry about his sons leaving for the NBA, one scout told Zagoira he thought Aaron Harrison, Sr. was pushing the twins to declare for the draft.

“I had heard that the father’s pushing them out,” a second NBA scout said. “He wants them to go. This was before the tournament started.”

Draft Express currently ranks Andrew Harrison as the 46th best prospect and Aaron Harrison as the 60th best prospect.

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  • Kay

    Why can’t they just stay in school at UK? I find it sad that most of the best players do this one-and-done thing, when they should be getting an education. There’s no question they’re incredibly talented and I wish they could stick around at least another season. :(