Aaron Harrison's streak of game-winning shots has earned him a national spotlight as well as legendary status in Kentucky's illustrious basketball history, but according to those who know him best, this is nothing new for the shooting guard.
The star freshman has nailed the shot that turned out to be the game-winner in Kentucky's past three wins -- over Louisville, Michigan and Wisconsin. According to his dad and former AAU coach, Aaron Harrison Sr., that's one-third the amount of game-winners Harrison hit in his final year of AAU. Harrison Sr. told Gregg Doyel of CBS that in 75 games, he estimated that his son hit 12 game-winners.
"I told you, this is what he does," Harrison said. "He wants that last-second shot. Not everybody wants it, but he wants it. He goes looking for it."
And that's not even including game-winners that Harrison hit for his high school team, Fort Bend Travis, like the one below:
"He's been hitting game-winners since he was in fourth grade," the elder Harrison told Doyel. "His first one, he was about 10 years old and it was as far as that shot against Michigan."
Making his last two game-winners even more improbable is the notion that Harrison wasn't having great games against either Wisconsin or Michigan. Before his final shot, he had five points against the Badgers and nine against the Wolverines.