Sunday, July 5, 2009

Harrow Leaps in Updated Scout Rankings

Apparently NC State commit Ryan Harrow continues to impress Scout's Dave Telep and Evan Daniels. Earlier this summer they moved Ryan from a 3-Star prospect who was unranked, to a 4-Star prospect ranked #50 in the 2010 class (#10 PG in the class). This past Friday, July 3rd, Scout released their updated rankings for the 2010 class. Ryan definitely gained favor in the eyes of the analysts over the past 2 months, because he jumped 22 spots in the new rankings. Even with the big jump, Scout still lists him as a 4-Star recruit. Sitting 3 slots away from the coveted 5-Star category, he currently sits as the #28 player in the 2010 class, and the #8 Point Guard.


7 Responses to "Harrow Leaps in Updated Scout Rankings"
  1. Anonymous said...
    July 5, 2009 at 9:39 AM

    ole telep and daniels knew RH was ranked too low after their 1st eval... but it would confirm that they are clules had he jumped this far in one ranking... they are trying to save face.

    now if RH had inked w/ Reggie Bullock and UNC they would both be ranked 1-2 in 2010 :)


  2. WolfCop said...
    July 5, 2009 at 12:41 PM

    Ryan's story reminds me so much of Chris Paul. Hopefully Ryan is on par with nutpuncher talent wise.

  3. redfred said...
    July 5, 2009 at 2:02 PM

    Like someone else said in a previous thread, the rankings don't really mean very much in reality, or, out on the BB court when it counts.

    There is a huge exception to that thinking though. That would be when a very select few programs continue to receive the limelight along with an unending string of positive publicity over their ability to atrack the nation's top talent, whether that talent is real or just contrived by the sports media. That type of press is a very powerful and an important factor that serves only to reinforce those program's abilities to continue their recruiting momentum for years and years to come. It also serves to make it increasingly difficult for any possible up and coming BB program to offset that momentum, while trying to gain equal footing out on the national recruiting trail.

    About the way only way to offset the recruiting momentum that is bolstered by the sports media, is an ability to spot talent very early on, and then to also have an ability to gain their confidence and keep them interested as everyone and their brother comes calling after they're discovered later.

    The more I think about it, the more I am beginning to believe that the staff was concentrating on a long term plan from the very beginning. While they definitely needed to bring in players to fill some holes in the interum, it seems to me that they were more intent on placing their emphasis on finding young talent that could really make a difference a few years on down the road.

    If you look at the list of names that have been in the mix lately, simply because their talent was spotted very early on by this staff, and while admitting that many of them didn't pan out when their deadline to make their decision finally rolled around, is it possible that no one in Raleigh was looking for a quick fix in order to merely get back the program to our previous, and comfortable, level of mediocrity???

    Is it possible that maybe the NC State administration, even Coach Fowler included, had their eye on a different goal this time around??? Handing out an initial six year contract offer might seem to indicate such. And by doing so SHOULD have indicated to the fan base that this latest attempt to ressurect a once respected and feared BB program was viewed as a longterm project from the onset.

    Sorry for rant, just thinking out loud.

  4. Jeff said...
    July 5, 2009 at 2:18 PM

    Any update on what's going on with 2010 recruits and where we are with them? Parker? Cothron? Cox? Leslie (although i think that ship has prob sailed)? Now that July is here, and we can move with offers, any idea of what's going on? Any info would be much appreciated.

  5. Chief said...
    July 5, 2009 at 8:31 PM

    Great job Ryan. I can't wait to see some more highlights from the AAU circuit. This time next year you would have to think he will have settled into to 5 pg and top 20-25 overall. If not even higher. The sky is the limit for Ryan.

    Also first time poster...Great job Wolfpack Hoops. The absolute best site for N C State hoops coverage...keep it up guys.

  6. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    July 5, 2009 at 9:50 PM

    It seems like the staff is pretty set on trying to bring in a 'big' to accompany Ryan. The big names that have been on the radar for awhile are obviously Leslie and Cothron. We will catch up with Leslie on Tuesday night at the NCPRO-AM game. From what we hear he is up at State playing pick-up ball all the time. All the current and former players are always in his ear about State. The staff will definetly be keeping an eye on Damontre Harris from Trinity Christian School down in Fayettville. I hope to talk with Demarco Cox and Luke Cothron this week.

  7. Jeff said...
    July 6, 2009 at 9:27 AM

    Great update - as always thanks.


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