Friday, May 1, 2009

Harrow to Play in Jayhawk Invitational

Tonight one of our recruits is in action as Ryan Harrow and his Atlanta Celtics travel to Lawrence, Kansas to compete in the 10th annual Jayhawk Invitational. The AAU Tournament is another elite tournament with some big names competing, such as the top player in the 2010 class, Harrison Barnes. The tournament will be set up like most of the AAU events, where teams compete in pool play for the first day and then are placed in a bracket based on their record in that pool. The winner of the bracket is the winner of the tournament and each team is guaranteed at least 4 games.

As we mentioned earlier, highlighted Ryan as a player to watch and went on to add this breakdown of the NC State commit:

Ryan Harrow, PG, Atlanta Celtics- Even though he’ll be one of the smallest guys in attendance, few at the Jayhawk will be able to match the future North Carolina State floor general’s eye popping athleticism. Quick and built to score, don’t be fooled by his slender frame.

Ryan will be joined on the Celtics by Jordan McRae (4 Star), who is committed to Tennessee; Trae Golden (4 Star), who is uncommitted, but holds offers from Kentucky, Pitt, Marquette and Georgia Tech; David Williams (2 Star), who is committed to Indiana, along with others.

Ryan and the Celtics will play their first game tonight at 9pm, followed by 2 games tomorrow (1:50pm, 4:10pm). We at Wolfpack Hoops will do our best to keep you updated on Ryan's play all weekend long.


15 Responses to "Harrow to Play in Jayhawk Invitational"
  1. Anonymous said...
    May 1, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Getting exposure to the evaluators will not be an issue for Ryan. He plays in a tourney every weekend. Keep working hard Ryan. Wolfpack Nation can't wait for you to get here. We're the best fans in the nation and when you take us back to the glory land you'll be a NC State legand. Keep up the good work.

  2. Anonymous said...
    May 1, 2009 at 4:29 PM

    Wolfpack Hoops,

    How did the DeShawn Painter visit go today ? Was he offered ? Any update on if he will qualify to play this upcoming year? Please answer wolfpack hoops thanks!!!!!

  3. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    May 1, 2009 at 4:32 PM

    He got here today at 9:30am. No word on how it's going but he's here all day today and tomorrow...we'll let you know as soon as we hear.

  4. Thomas B. said...
    May 1, 2009 at 4:42 PM

    Awesome, thanks for such the quick update. I was wanting to ask you a question. I would love to try to get this website more publicity so that that could turn in to hopefully more exposure and more donations would it be okay if I spoke with a good friend of mine and try to get your ad posted in the newspaper of my local area. I am in Rocky Mount and the Rocky Mount Telegram is huge! If I could pull those strings would you guys be alright with that? let me know thanks! also ha ha the question that everybody has been lingering with wall any kinda update or is he visiting chowan college today?

  5. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    May 1, 2009 at 4:49 PM

    That would be awesome. As of now we haven't been able to advertise yet based on our limited funds and what we do bring in usually goes right back into travel and video equipment for the site. We would be more than happy if you could pull some strings though. If you could maybe send us what the ad would look like or we could send you something we have made up already.

    As for Wall...we got nothing. I texted him last night but no response. John Wall is easily the hardest of any recruit we've ever dealt with to get in contact with . We'll keep trying though, don't you worry!

  6. Thomas B. said...
    May 1, 2009 at 4:57 PM

    Sounds good yes can you send me something that I could present to my friend to see if we can get it in the rocky mount telegram. i love nc state and i think i can get it in there. about 90% positive. send it to

  7. Jose said...
    May 1, 2009 at 8:31 PM

    I'm absolutely lovin' this coverage of the AAU circuit that you guys are coming with. One reason that basketball prep ratings are more reliable then any other sport is due to the AAU clashes- and Ryan has come with a hunger and drive to get to the top.

    I have a haunch that Lowe will go after with all he's got a verbal commit from Painter. If he can get enrolled it prob won't be right away- guessing aug. but maybe even second semester where he could RS the rest of year.

    By all accounts he is an outstanding recruit in terms of potential- what may be lacking is mental focus and a willingness to work harder then he can imagine. There is nothing wrong with a kid like that; it's sort of common for athletes who are so gifted to get into a rut of not busting their rear.

    What Lowe may see in him is a lot of JJ Hickson. What impressed me so much about JJ was how hard he worked on his game even before he stepped on the college hardwoods. If Lowe can get Painter to buy into that plan then we could end up with a player of that type of caliber for 3-4 yrs. Worth the extra look of this weekend for sure.

  8. Mike said...
    May 1, 2009 at 9:41 PM

    Wolfpack Hoops,

    Is it true that DeShawn Painter commited today? I have heard that he was offered and he accepted today?????? please let us know what you know. thanks.... This would be HUGE for us

  9. Green Lightning said...
    May 1, 2009 at 10:04 PM

    When will we see new highlights on ryan?

  10. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    May 1, 2009 at 10:18 PM

    Mike -

    Haven't heard anything about Painter committing. Just know that the staff has a great weekend set up for the kid.

    Green Lightning -

    We should have up a new Harrow Video by Monday at the latest. Check over the weekend. It may come out sooner.

  11. jab77 said...
    May 1, 2009 at 10:52 PM

    Can't wait for the Painter commit to happen, but concerned about scholarship availability for Cothron/Leslie/Parker.

  12. Anonymous said...
    May 1, 2009 at 11:13 PM

    Wolfpack Hoops,

    Let's move on and get as much information as we can on DeShawn Painter!! John Wall out of his own mouth has told Frank Haith he is going to go to Kentucky or Miami so that rules us out! Any update of how Painter visit is going>>???

  13. Jeremy said...
    May 2, 2009 at 12:30 AM

    ^"Let's move on..."

    I'm definitely interested in the Painter recruitment, it sounds like he'd be a good asset.

    But I really appreciate any news or videos of Harrow that WPHs is willing to provide. It sounds like Harrow want to get a lot of experience over the summer, and he's finally getting the attention he deserves. We're lucky to have a guy with Ryan's abilities and character committed to running with the Wolfpack!

    It's going to be fun to look back on these early videos after RH is a dominant ACC point guard!

  14. Anonymous said...
    May 2, 2009 at 1:20 PM

    what is the name of that song?

  15. SKCOACHD1 said...
    May 3, 2009 at 11:58 AM

    This is a case of hard work! Ryan is a better person than a ball player! great family and support system. Great things are going to happen at NC STATE! I can't wait for the season!!! I'm blessed to know him and the family. Man what a long way from being told by a coach" You can't play in a system" life lessons and haters make LEADERS AND CHAMPIONS!!!


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