HighSchoolHoop.com is over in France covering Ryan Harrow and the rest of the Adidas All-American team as they prepare to take on the rest of the world. Here is an excerpt from the article:
"After speaking with Tournament Director Jean Pierre Ciesielski, he told me that there are going to be 12-14 NBA scouts in attendance and that the competition across the field is going to be fierce. With around 60 guys having played in the World Basketball Tournament and in the NBA as well, you knew someone had to see them play. Coach Ed Schilling was doing his part as well while teaching the sets, equating it to learning a playbook in the League during training camp or after you’ve been traded.
At the end of the practice though, the player I was most impressed with was point guard Ryan Harrow. Despite weighing in at 150 pounds dripping wet, Ryan seemed to control the game and dictate the tempo the whenever he had the rock in his hand."
HighSchoolHoop also got the chance to do an interview with Ryan right before he left to go to Paris. Here are some of the highlights from the interview:
HSH: Is that the main reason you picked State?
RH: Well, it was that and because I really like (head) coach (Sidney) Lowe. That’s the main reason.
HSH: So is the plan for Lorenzo to run the point for a year and for you to takeover the following year?
RH: Yeah that’s the plan. A lot of people talk about chemistry and we’ve been playing together so long… We’ll already know what the other is thinking.
HSH: Obviously, State has struggled recently and a big reason why is point guard play. Is there pressure for you to come in and instantly upgrade the position?
RH: Yeah definitely, but I just know that all I have to do is play my game and I’ll be able to please the fans there.
HSH: That’s interesting because Lowe is somewhat on the proverbial hot seat. The rumors are always there.
RH: Yeah I know. I’ve heard the rumors about him possibly getting fired and everything like that. I mean if he’s there, I’m there, but if not I’ll probably look elsewhere. But I’m thinking with the class that they’re bringing in and my class coming after that it will be the players that State has been looking for. How could they let him go with those players? You know.
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