Saturday, April 25, 2009

Update From The King James (Saturday Night)

As we mentioned earlier, NC State Commit Ryan Harrow and 2010 Recruit Mychal Parker (A 5 Star recruit who the Pack has picked up the tempo on the recruiting front just recently) are playing together with the Ohio Basketball Club at the King James Classic. They handled their business last night (Friday) by defeating Crusader National Gold by 10 points. The duo will be back in action this morning at 8am against the Michigan Mustangs. It looks like Parker showed off last night and Harrow showed any critics what a pass first PG is supposed to look like. Here is what our friend Joe Davis of ScoutsFocus had to say (Click here to read his complete breakdown of Friday night). Stay posted as we continue to receive updates from Ryan and Joe.

Mychal Parker, a 6’7 slashing wing, brought an instant burst of scoring and defense off the bench. He scored around the basket using a wide variety of tools including an 8 point spurt giving Ohio Basketball Club a lead which they were able to hold throughout the game. Parker showed he could defend multiple positions well, a trait to be cherished at the next level. One impressive sequence was when he blocked two consecutive three-point shots and then finished the play on the break with a smooth one hand slam. Parker proved his worth and with continued performance of this caliber along with adding a consistent jump shot, his stock could jump to being a top 10 national prospect.

Ryan Harrow, an ultra smooth and talented 6’0 NC State PG Commit, played the role of a team first point guard. Harrow spent his time on the court doing the things a PG must do to win. Harrow showed he could be a pass first point man while pushing his effortless scoring capacity aside. Harrow provided instant spurts to his team as he came in several times with a close game on hand before checking out with a 10 point lead. Harrow finished with 7 points but got to rim at will and set up his teammates for wide open threes and easy buckets all night. His scoring will definitely pick up as well, as he did lead the Atlanta area in scoring all year. Parker and Harrow will be a duo to reckon with all weekend.


7 Responses to "Update From The King James (Saturday Night)"
  1. kris said...
    April 25, 2009 at 8:44 AM

    Can anyone tell me our recruiting needs for the class of 2010? Farnold and horner will be seniors. We look awful thin in the post and we have plenty of
    PG (javier, mays, and throw ryan in that group)
    SG (Scott Wood, Zo)
    SF (CJ Williams, Johnny Thomas, Josh Davis)
    PF (Tracy Smith, Richard Howell)
    and we currently dont have any Centers. I know we are currently recruiting a post player but I personally would like to see a high profile Post player recruited. Any thoughts?

  2. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    April 25, 2009 at 9:27 AM

    Sure Kris,
    We are in really good shape for 2010. 5 star center Luke Cothron (who we just talked to last night and will have an interview on in the near future) has the Pack as one of his leaders.

    We are also still going hard after CJ Leslie (a 5 star PF) and many believe we are still the team to beat for him.

    New name to add to your list is Mychal Parker who has sparked up quite the friendship with Ryan Harrow and who we're going after hard. (5 star SF)

    Add all those guys to Ryan Harrow, who is soon to be a 4 or 5 star point guard and you can see that Sidney is looking to put together what could very easily be another top 10 class next year.

  3. one00proof said...
    April 25, 2009 at 9:34 AM

    If you look at how the recruiting is shaking out now, you could legitimately have all of the Big 4 (UNC, Duke, State, Wake) in the top 10. Wake already has 4 Top 75 recruits, Duke has 3 Top 75 including one 5-star, and UNC has a pair of 5-stars. Lowe needs to make a statement with this recruiting class and I'm sure he's grinning that he has Harrow helping him out on that end. Hate to say it, but we cannot fall behind anymore recruiting wise to our neighbors and locking up 2 of those 3 prospects would be HUGE for the program.

  4. Anonymous said...
    April 25, 2009 at 10:48 AM

    I typically keep my eyes on my own team but I think we all agree in order for our team to be successful we have to be competitive with our neighbors to lure more top talents. In scoping out their lineups it looks like they have alot of bigs. On paper it looks like it'll be a big disadvantage but I could see how lowe could make it work with an uptempo offense he has been suggesting. I was wondering what others thought? I guess what I am suggesting is when you run a fast game your opponent isn't waiting around to get offensive rebounds because they're running back to get back on D. Any thoughts?

  5. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    April 25, 2009 at 11:26 AM

    ^ as of now we're pretty thin on the front line, but as I said, Sid is working hard to sure that up. Cothron/Leslie would go a long way in doing that for 2010.

    The ACC is typically more of a guard oriented league, and the bigs are for the most part pretty athletic and versatile. I, personally, think Sidney is recruiting exactly as he needs to in order to compete with our neighbors. I wouldn't say he's trying to recruit smaller players in order to run...I think he's recruiting versatile players in order to run (when it's there) or execute in the half court.
    Both Cothron and Leslie excel both in the post and on the break. (as does Tracy Smith and Richard Howell).

    In all honesty, if Sidney can land who we think he can land, you'll be looking at a team that has just as much talent as our neighbors.

  6. Eric said...
    April 25, 2009 at 4:14 PM

    Great to hear Ryan doing well. I hope we get to see some video, but the description from WPH makes him sound like his game is just as smooth in Ohio as it is in GA.

  7. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    April 25, 2009 at 4:52 PM

    unfortunately we don't have the funds to make it up to Ohio and get video for you guys. We do have a contact at the games giving us updates.

    We'd love to be able to cover events like this in the future but travel and hotel costs are something we can't do at the moment.

    We'll hopefully talk to Ryan at the end of the day and get his thoughts on the tournament.


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