ARLINGTON, Texas. — The frustration of not meeting sky-high expectations was beginning to wear on Aaron Harrison about a month ago when the Kentucky guard's dad visited him and his twin brother in Lexington.
The advice Aaron Harrison Sr. had for Aaron was hardly revolutionary but it was exactly what the talented shooting guard needed to hear at the time. The elder Harrison told both his sons to relax, have fun, ignore outside criticism and not worry so much about their draft stock because the family is financially secure enough that the twins don't need to turn pro before they're ready.
"It was huge for me," Aaron Harrison said. "He just took a lot of pressure off us and told us just to go back to playing basketball the way we'd been playing our whole lives. He really just gave me a lot of confidence back."
It's probably too simplistic to credit the visit from his father as the sole reason for Aaron's late-season surge, but it's also probably not a coincidence both his efficiency andRead More »from Advice from dad helped spark Kentucky guard Aaron Harrison's huge postseason