Ryan Harrow flew up to Raleigh this morning to participate in the ScoutFocus Showcase held at Barton College. We got to spend our entire time there talking with Ryan, his Mom, his aunt, and his brother and we can't say enough about this kid and his family. This is no jab at other recruits, but Ryan Harrow is the most polite and genuine kid we've talked to and his family is no different.
All I can say is WOW. After coming from watching 8 hours of top tier high school athletes (@ the Carolina Challenge) I was unsure if anything could outdo what I had just seen. I found out very quickly that Ryan Harrow could. All you've been hearing about this kid is true. He stands at a legit 6'0, is a little slight of build, and really didn't stand out upon first glance. That was until the tip-off. I'm not sure how exactly to describe Ryan's game other than smooth and exciting. He doesn't just move, he glides. His ball handling is just silly. The kid had the ball on a string all day, shaking, crossing, and humiliating anyone who decided to guard him. He blew past nearly everyone that tried to stay in front of him, and if they were quick enough to defend his deadly first step, he hit you with a violent spin and finish. "Too thin, too small were the ways coaches described him," said his mother. He attended Georgia Tech's summer camp 3 years in a row, but Paul Hewitt failed to see what was right in front of him because of his small stature. Say what you want but there were some big boys out there today and the play was rough, but Ryan took every hit, every bump, every foul and still was able to finish at an astounding rate. His shot looked pure, his passes carved up the defense with ease, oh and by the end of the camp no one was attempting to stand in his way on the break, word was out that this kid could and will get up and throw it down. If you can't tell by now, I was blown away by his performance and you will be too, soon enough.
I know what you're thinking. Wolfpack Hoops is bias. Wolfpack Hoops is stretching the truth to make NC State look good. That simply is not the case here. Ryan Harrow is a serious, serious talent and Coach Lowe should be credited for seeing this first. You want proof? Check back in the next few days for a highlight reel that will have you verifying our every word.
**Ryan also let us know that he reads WolfpackHoops.com , so if you want to say anything to him or simply welcome him to the Pack, there is a very good chance he'll be reading it.