Kansas had a trio of Texas stars in the audience on Friday night during the Jayhawks Late Night in the Phog celebration. 2013 guards, and twin brothers, Aaron and Andrew Harrison, along with 2012 big man Shaquille Cleare all made their way to Lawrence see what Kansas is all about. According to the Harrison brothers father and coach, Aaron Harrison Sr., the visit went great.
“They had a great time at Kansas.” said Harrison Sr. “They definitely enjoyed it,” he added.
Coach Self was one big reason why Late Night was so much fun. Self came out to address the crowd dressed up as the once famous rapper, Vanilla Ice.
“Coach is the kind of guy that doesn’t take himself too seriously,” said Harrison Sr.
After Late Night the party continued for the twins and Cleare. According to Harrison Sr., they were amazed by the attention they received well after the Kansas hoops celebration ended.
It was tremendous.” said Harrison Sr. ”The day after, on Saturday, they were on Massachusetts street and people were asking them for autographs,” he added.
The trio also had the opportunity to watch the Jayhawks during their first real practice of the season. Something that Harrison Sr. enjoyed as well.
“They got to sit down with coaching staff and actually see them coach,” said Harrison. ”That was good too, and it was a little intense. I like to see how coach handles guy on and off the court. We got to see how they respond and respect him,” he added.
As the twins father, Harrison Sr. wants what’s best for his sons. As their coach, along with Cleare, Harrison Sr. is hoping that all three find the best situation for them in regards to the school they ultimately choose.
“The situation has be right for them,” said Harrison Sr. “I know the twins will be together, but I just want the best situation for them. I also want the best situation for Shaquille,” he added.
Up next for the twins and clear is a trip to Harrison Sr.’s old stopping grounds of Baltimore, MD. While there the trip will check out Maryland and Georgetown. After that, according the Harrison Sr., all three will go back to being 15 and 16 years old and just enjoy their upcoming seasons.