Recruiting Updates: Harrison twins, Ennis & Jefferson

Jody Demling of the Courier-Journal interviewed Aaron Harrison Sr., father of 2013 Top 10 recruits Andrew and Aaron Harrison, this week. He confirmed that Villanova remains in the hunt the for the services of the Harrison twin's, along with Kentucky, Maryland and Baylor. The elder Harrison said they will sign with a school during the early signing period in November. "Several factors [will determine which] school the kids pick, including how the coaching staff treat the players. He said the kids have been watching Kentucky’s run to the national championship game and noted it was, "very impressive."

ESPN Ranks Andrew Harrison the #4 recruit in the Class of 2013, saying "[Andrew] has great size and length for the point guard position. He pushes the ball very well in transition and generally makes good decisions. He uses his strength to penetrate the paint area and he has a knack for finding the open man. They rank brother Aaron #5, noting, "Aaron has a high skill level and IQ for the game. [He] does a great job of sprinting the floor in transition for spot up 3's."

Dylan Ennis cuts list

Transferring Canadian point guard Dylan Ennis made his decision to cut his list down to five schools and he will now schedule visits. Still in the running for the Rice transfer are Villanova, Cincinnati, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Boston College, in that order according to Daniel Poneman of 5StarBasketball.com. He was also holding on to scholarship offers from Oregon and Wake Forest after announcing his intention to transfer, according to an interview he did with VUhoops.com.

He will visit Villanova next weekend (April 14) and also to Cincinnati this month, and will make a decision before the end of the academic year.

His younger brother Tyler is also being recruited by all five of his choices and has scholarship offers from all but Virginia Tech according to Rivals.com. His older brother Brandon plays basketball at Division II University of the District of Columbia, where he transferred last season after starting his college career at Southern Connecticut State University.

Amile Jefferson still considering 5

According to Chad Lykins, Amile Jefferson is still considering five schools, "NC State, Kentucky, Duke, Ohio State, and Villanova," in no particular order. He won the MVP award at the Derby Classic basketball game in Louisville, Kentucky, scoring 26 points in the exhibition game, going 11-of-18 from the floor and 4-of-4 from the charity stripe. He also grabbed five rebounds, 4 of them offensive.

Kentucky has made a big impression with Jefferson.

"Coach Cal has done something remarkable with that program," he told Lykins. "Getting those young guys to play at such a high level is amazing to me.

"I really like the system they run and the things that the do. If I end up going there, I'll be honored."

Jefferson said that the decisions of current players at the schools on his list whether to stay in school or go pro, will be "a big factor in his decision." Those decisions he is waiting on, include Mason Plumlee (Duke), CJ Leslie (NC State), and practically everyone at Kentucky.

While many players will make a call by April 10th, some may wait until the NBA's entry deadline of April 29th. Jefferson has no set deadline to make his decision. No matter when he chooses, he said that it is "going to be a decision I make with my family".

His father, reportedly has a very favorable opinion of Duke.

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