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  • NBA teams want to know if Harrison twins can live, play without each other

    Kyle Ringo at The Dagger9 hrs ago

    Former Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison worked out for the Indiana Pacers this week and said NBA teams have taken particular interest in two issues when evaluating him. 

    First, they want to know how Harrison feels about the prospect of being separated from twin brother, Aaron, this summer when both will either be drafted or signed as free agents, presumably with different teams. The Harrison brothers helped Kentucky reach the Final Four each of the past two seasons but couldn't bring a national title back to Lexington in either year. They decided to turn pro following their sophomore season. 

    "They know we're probably not going to go to the same team and they didn't want that to be a problem," Andrew Harrison told the Indianapoils Star after his workout with the Pacers. "I'm looking forward to it. I'm looking forward to being an individual and we both can show the world what we can do without each other."

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  • Dai-Jon Parker mourned after drowning in Indiana reservoir

    Kyle Ringo at The Dagger10 hrs ago

    University of Indianapolis guard Dai-Jon Parker, known for his smile and outgoing personality, drowned Thursday in a boating accident at Morse Reservoir, officials said. 

    The news stunned numerous college and professional players who competed with and against Parker in the past. 

    Parker was a senior on last season's team after transferring from Vanderbilt where he played three years. He grew up in Baton Rouge, La., but played his high school basketball in Milton, Ga., at Milton High School. He was part of a state championship team in 2010. 

    The Indianapolis Star reported Parker and another man were being pulled on an inner-tube behind a pontoon boat when they hit a large wave that knocked them both into the water. Parker never resurfaced according to witnesses, who called 911 for help. He was not wearing a life jacket. 

    Parker was  found at the bottom of an 11-foot deep portion of the lake two hours after he went missing. First responders used sonar technology to help locate him.  

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