Wednesday, March 18, 2009

RYAN HARROW: "I'm Not Going Anywhere"

Ryan Harrow made his first year at Walton High School a year to remember. He also made it a year full of individual and team records as well. In Ryan's Junior Campaign he broke the school's single-season scoring record and assist record. Glen Rice Jr., a Georgia Tech commit, also broke the assist record this year and eclipsed Ryan by 6 assists. Walton also broke their school record for wins in a season with 19. The Raiders made it to the second-round of the State Playoffs for the first time since 1998 and they beat Richard Howell's Wheeler for the first time in over 10 years. Ryan finished the season averaging 28.3 ppg. His most explosive performance of the season came at the beginning of the season on December 6th against Lenoir City when he had 43 points and 11 assists. Ryan scored 30+ points in 14 out of the 28 games he played and he scored under 20 points only twice all season.

I talked to Ryan yesterday to catch up and get his thoughts on the season, the future AAU season, his relationship with the Pack coaches, and a personal message from him to the Wolfpack Nation.

Thoughts on the season:

Ryan: This season was definitely an experience. It was my first season playing public high school basketball. I had to step up my level of play in order to play against the high level of competition. I'm actually expecting us to be better next year. We have around 5 or 6 players transferring in that play on my AAU team. I think we will have great team chemistry.

The future AAU season:

Ryan: I will be playing for Team Atlanta this season. It's the same team as last year, the name of the team just changed. We will actually be playing a tournament up in Raleigh. I'll let you know when. I'm also looking to go to the Deron Williams Camp, the Nike Camp and the Pangos Camp.

Relationship with the Pack coaches:

Ryan: I e-mail back and forth with Coach Lowe about everyday and Coach Harris e-mails my mom about the same amount. Coach Lowe just keeps telling me that I'm his guy and that I'm going to be a difference maker as soon as I get there.

On recent worries about recruits decommitting:

Ryan: "Tell the Wolfpack fans not too worry, I'm not going anywhere"

Here is a new video we just found of Walton vs. Milton on January 6th. Milton won the game 74-70. Don't forget that Milton faced Wheeler in the State Championship game last week. Ryan had 24 points in the contest.


12 Responses to "RYAN HARROW: "I'm Not Going Anywhere""
  1. Anonymous said...
    March 18, 2009 at 11:57 AM

    great to hear. i'm looking forward to the day that he sets foot on the court for the pack. thanks for posting this.

  2. ppack3 said...
    March 18, 2009 at 11:59 AM

    Thanks Ryan. Welcome to the Wolfpack! I'm excited to see your skills on display in Sidney Lowe's up-tempo offense. With the team that is being assembled here in Raleigh, I think great things a just around the corner. Keep working hard, and stay focused. Oh, and... Go Pack!

  3. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    March 18, 2009 at 12:38 PM

    We too are very excited to be getting a kid of this caliber...on AND off the floor. The kid is a definite class act!

  4. Anonymous said...
    March 18, 2009 at 12:46 PM

    Thanks for keeping us in touch with the recruits, glad to hear he isn't changing his mind.

  5. harrowmt said...
    March 18, 2009 at 8:51 PM

    i have watch ryan play in several game he just continue to get better in each game.keep up the hard work young man

  6. ashley-eliz city said...
    March 18, 2009 at 11:02 PM

    nice to see a recruit the caliber of ryan honoring his verbal to the pack,even considering whats been going on lately with some of the other high profile recruits,cause you know he knows about the possible leslie decommit,and that cousins and now wall are probably goin to be memphis bound.says a lot about this kids character,and state fans will always remember this. thanks ryan,you're about to be apart of something special.

  7. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    March 18, 2009 at 11:30 PM

    ^ Don't write Wall off just yet. We'll have an update on him in the next week.

  8. Anonymous said...
    March 19, 2009 at 9:00 AM

    Well we keep one,so far ..........please agian with the don't right wall off business . I done told you JW ain't going to state

  9. Anonymous said...
    March 20, 2009 at 9:46 AM

    Please write wall of we takin Memphis or Kanas now.

  10. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    March 20, 2009 at 10:03 AM

    There is only one real factor that would keep John Wall here according to many sources. That factor may be coming into play...which if you catch my drift, is unfortunate.

  11. jose said...
    March 20, 2009 at 6:40 PM

    Harrow's AAU season will be a top priority of mine to follow and keeping up with this site will be essential. His use of the kiss off the glass is so old school that most kids his age don't even realize what its there for.

    Love hearing his team will stocked up at Walton and I'll definitely be getting don't as close to front row for the Glaxo tourney. Heck, maybe by that time he may have a teammate of AAU & the Raiders who will be coming to Raleigh with him. Who knows, best of luck Ryan.

  12. Anonymous said...
    March 25, 2009 at 4:13 PM

    Harrow will come to Raleigh as long as Lowe is still coaching. Which after next season could be up in the air, if Lowe is let go I expect Harrow to go elsewhere. I live in GA and have kids who go to Walton and most of the talk around here is Ryan chose State because of Lowe.


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