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Sponsorship driving Harrison twins to Terps?

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08:19 AM ET 10.03 | Aaron Harrison Sr., father to Aaron and Andrew -- twins who just happen to be one of the best college basketball package deals in some time -- had exerted total control over his sons' recruiting, which will conclude Thursday with a decision. Harrison Sr., said that until September even the college coaches courting his sons had to go through dad first. One exception: Chris Hightower, in charge of basketball marketing at Under Armour. "He is my saving grace that there are some upright, straight, humane people in the basketball business," Harrison Sr. said. "He is the one guy who can call Aaron and Andrew." ... Under Armour sponsors Maryland's basketball team as well as the AAU team for which Harrison coaches and his sons play.

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October 3, 2012  08:41 AM ET
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Where is the thread on the horns RB now out.

looks like this BBall thread is now about the 'Horns RB out.

But, to stay with WVU's scoring, will Texas really try to the run the ball?

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October 3, 2012  09:07 AM ET

Left out the best quote from the article. The dad was quoted as saying,

"Me being in the used-car business, and I will let you know this, the basketball business is 25 times worse than the used-car business. It is not even close. It blows my mind what people try to do or that people think it's OK and they'll tell you things you fall for."

ROFLMAO

October 3, 2012  09:30 AM ET

Geno Smith has completed 83% of his passes, with 1700+ yds, 20 TDs w/ 0 INTs and we have to read this BS! WTG retodd's!

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October 3, 2012  09:59 AM ET

Translated..."This dude at UA accidently left his new car in my driveway. He said it was okay to use until he picked it up. And the money left in the suitcase was okay to spend too. What a super nice guy!"

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October 3, 2012  11:01 AM ET

BSB is the LUS pickem loser

October 3, 2012  11:47 AM ET

CBB better get these AAU i$$ues under control, or the sport is heading for a train wreck.

October 3, 2012  12:05 PM ET

Under Armour's founder is the hugest Maryland booster. How in the name of God is this NOT a recruiting violation?

Seriously - does the NCAA have its head so far up its **** that it overlooks something as blatant as this?

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October 3, 2012  02:32 PM ET

"He is my saving grace that there are some upright, straight, humane people in the basketball business,"
Hmmm. So looks like daddy would certainly be against Cal/UK.

October 3, 2012  10:03 PM ET
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Under Armour's founder is the hugest Maryland booster. How in the name of God is this NOT a recruiting violation? Seriously - does the NCAA have its head so far up its **** that it overlooks something as blatant as this?

Exactly and automatically a recruiting violation on the part of Maryland. I mean this NCAA bunch will probably attack Calipari if they sign with UK.......but if they go to Maryland while being recruited by UA and a booster of UM...WOW!!! NOTHING!

October 3, 2012  10:16 PM ET

AAU sponsorship is part of what is wrong with college basketball.

 
October 4, 2012  04:42 AM ET

I still think the key is the moving up of the date and interest from James Young. He really liked his visit and everyone seems to think that he will decide soon. Although it has been said that Young would play on the same team w/Harrison twins, doesn't seem logical. Plus it is not a stretch to say that UK could sign as many as 4 top ten players with Harrison twins included (Wiggins, Randel, Gordon, Young). Now who leaves UK this year makes a big difference, but if everything goes as most draft projections I've read predict, at least 3 cats will turn pro (Poythress, Noel, and Harrow). What does it mean, Calipari did not attend Shabazz Muhammad's last game before commitment (probably knew UCLA had him) even though he had the chance to, but the fact that Turgeon quickly scheduled a last minute visit seems to show he's concerned with the change of date more than Cal.

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