BENTON, Ky.-Aaron Harrison and Andrew Harrison likely won't be at Kentucky when junior Quentin Snider gets to Louisville, but the three of them were at the forefront of a stellar high school battle at the Marshall Co. Hoopfest.
Quentin Snider almost pulled off the upset.
Snider's Louisville Ballard squad hung tough with Fort Bend (Texas) Travis till the end, but two clutch free throws by Aaron Harrison gave Travis a 78-76 win.
In typical fashion, both Harrison's were nearly impossible to contain off the dribble. Aaron scored 23 points while going 6-15 from the field, 3-6 from behind the arc and 8-10 from the line. He also had five rebounds, three assists and four steals.
Andrew Harrison punished the defense with his penetration, getting to the line 18 times and converting 13 attempts. he also hit 4-9 field goal attempts, hitting his one three-point attempt for 22 points total. The primary ball handler also grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out 6 assists.
Every bit as impressive as the twins was 2014 Louisville commit Quentin Snider. He handled the defensive pressure of Travis, hit clutch shots and provided the poise and courage for his Ballard team. Snider scored a game high 28 points on 7-13 shooting, 3-7 from behind the arc and 11-12 from the line while also registering six rebounds, six assists and two steals.
OTHER HOOPFEST NOTABLE PROSPECTS
Andrew Wiggins- The unanimous No. 1 ranked prospect in the country looked every bit like the top prospect in the country. An elite athlete, Wiggins controlled the boards, racking up 17 boards. Many of those rebounds were well out of his area. He also found time to pump in 29 points on 10-19 shooting and 9-11 shooting from the line. Then lets throw in five steals with five assists without a turnover. As the numbers indicate, it was a truly dominating performance.
Moses Kingsley- Currently this Arkansas signee has a No. 33 247Sports ranking and a No. 47 247Composite ranking. The athletic big man needs to go further up the rankings. He runs the floor exceptionally well and is a shot blocking machine. On the night he registered four blocks, but even more impressive is the progress he is making offensively. He is playing with more poise with the basketball and developing the ability to score in one-on-one situations. He finished with 19 points while making all but one of this 10 shot attempts.
Xavier Rathan-Mayes- A steady performer for his talented team, Rathan-Mayes played his typically solid game. The No. 44 247Sports and No. 31 247Composite ranked Florida State signee hit 3-6 three-pointers for his nine points. The smooth shooter also served as a primary ball handler during the game.
Nck King- The Memphis signee started the game strongly, but then had difficulty scoring once Andrew Wiggins began guarding him. Ranked No. 53 by 247Sports and No. 32 in the 247Composite, King finished with 18 points on 6-16 shooting, 3-8 from behind the arc and 3-6 from the line. The 6-7 athlete only registered three rebounds.
Troy Williams- Ranked No. 38 by 247Sports and No. 34 in the 247Composite, Williams was the most active performer for his Oak Hill team. The Indiana signee led them in scoring with 16 points and rebounding with five boards in a blowout win from the get go over Chicago Curie High School.
Sindarius Thornwell- The South Carolina also had a good game on the wing for Oak Hill. He efficiently scored nine points while dishing out four assists without a turnover. Thornwell is ranked one slot ahead of Williams in both the 247Sports and 247Composite rankings.
Nate Britt Jr.- the future North Carolina point guard didn't have to assert himself too much after Oak Hill ran out to a 19-0 lead. He did hit two three-pointers and had five assists. He is a No. 57 ranked 247Sports and No. 60 247Composite ranked prospect.
Cliff Alexander- The 2014 five-star prospect eventually got going in the second half against a less than formidable Oak Hill frontline. He finished off the high/low attack for 26 points on 12-14 shooting around the rim and hit two of his seven free throw attempts. Alexander also collected 13 rebounds.