Thursday, July 23, 2009

Update From Vegas (Game 3)

We just got word from Ryan Harrow that the Atlanta Celtics just defeated Pump N Run by 2 points. Ryan put up a line that many fans might have grown accustomed to seeing out of him, but it takes a certain type of player to put up 30 points and 8 assists against legitimate competition on a regular basis. I'm sure the Celtics can't complain with the late addition of Luke Cothron to their mix. Not only did Luke pour in 16 points, but he also had the block at the end of regulation that sealed the deal.


15 Responses to "Update From Vegas (Game 3)"
  1. redfred said...
    July 23, 2009 at 9:51 PM

    Alllrighty then!!! Both recruits, playing TOGETHER, impact heavily on the outcome of a close WIN!!!

    Maybe this trip out west is just what the doctor ordered!!!

  2. Anonymous said...
    July 23, 2009 at 9:52 PM

    Just what the doctor ordered.


  3. Anonymous said...
    July 23, 2009 at 11:03 PM

    Just canceled my pack pride subscription. You guys are better and its free!


  4. Slick said...
    July 23, 2009 at 11:36 PM

    Do they play again tonight?

  5. WolfCOp said...
    July 24, 2009 at 3:58 AM

    I cancelled PP the other day. It was a waste of money. You guys have much more of the inside scoop on basketball recruiting.

  6. Jose said...
    July 24, 2009 at 6:24 AM

    We ARE talking about a special player that not only stuffs the stat sheets but is dazzling teams and spectators alike with his ability to score in different areas on the court.

    Cothron definitely sounds like a game changer on both sides of the court- every time any scout analysis is written about him his long wing span comes into the conversation.

    When you actually think about it to stand out among his peers in terms of arm length that is really saying something since it's almost a pre requisite these days that Elite hoops players have this trait.

    Way to go fellas and stay strong and fight everything you got.

  7. AlleyOops said...
    July 24, 2009 at 6:26 AM

    I don't see how it's what the doctor ordered for anything. Anyway, has Miller seriously said he's got more than 100 offers are you guys using hyperbole?

  8. Pack Leader said...
    July 24, 2009 at 8:28 AM

    Love to see this!! A game where both men shined!! Is it just me but hearing about luke blocking the last shot to seal the win reminds me of when JJ Hickson played for State and he blocked the final shot to secure the win @ FSU. Not saying they are the same player but JJ played a very important role for us and I believe Luke could be very similar.

    Im still waiting for ryan to get his 5 stars across the board (Scout AND rivals) and hopefully this strong showing AGAIN infront of seemingly every scout will continue the skyrocket upwards. To me it would be a travesty if he wasnt a top 25 player attending the Mac All Star game.

  9. Anonymous said...
    July 24, 2009 at 9:35 AM

    there could be a problem with the McDonalds game, invite, because i believe just about all of the Great PG's in the class are from the East Coast, Like Brandon Knight, Joe Jackson, etc. Those are guys ranked ahead of him. You dont need but so many PG's on a 15 man roster.

  10. John said...
    July 24, 2009 at 10:05 AM

    I wonder if there are ways to distribute the talent to both squads in years where there are heavy concentrations of talent at one position on one coast. (Wow what a run on sentence.) Maybe send a couple of East Coast guys to the West Coast team?

  11. TripleR7 said...
    July 24, 2009 at 10:46 AM

    They don't play again until Saturday at 1:00pm Pacific Time. You can visit for a bracket of the whole tournament now that pool play is over

  12. one00proof said...
    July 24, 2009 at 11:15 AM

    ^^Have to agree with anon on that one. The top 4 PGs in 2010 class according to Scout are all on the east coast. IMO, Harrow's as good or even better than Joe Jackson who is currently the #4 PG (and Harrow also beat him when they went head to head). Both players have similar builds so if Harrow puts on some weight and really tightens up his defense, he has a shot.

    The OTHER factor working against Harrow is Kendall Marshall, who seems to be ranked in the same range as Harrow. Problem here is that even if Harrow is rated SLIGHTLY higher, MCDAA selections have always skewed to UNC players (there was a HUGE discussion on this about Larry Drew where Dave Telep basically said that he did not get in by the vote, but by a board decision)

  13. TripleR7 said...
    July 24, 2009 at 11:39 AM

    Hopefully Harrow will be going head to head with Jackson again in the Elite 8 in Vegas if the bracket's shake out that way.

  14. Eric said...
    July 24, 2009 at 3:03 PM

    Check out this Harrow/LC summary from
    -Smoove’s Altanta Celtics vs. Pump N Run Elite

    The Pump N Run Elite team had one player who looked solid in 6’9” James Johnson impressed with excellent post position and some veteran back-to-the-basket moves, and had a monster jam after cutting down the lane and taking off from a step and a half inside the free throw line. He is a little bit clumsy, but with a 7-foot wingspan, and toughness, he makes things challenging for opponents.

    On the other side of the ball, (Atlanta hawk) Josh Smith was on the bench after his USA mini-camp practice, to cheer on his boys from ATL. Among them were Jordan McRae, a long skinny 6’6” swingman who thinks too highly of himself, and the more impressive Ryan Harrow, plus a long athlete in Luke Cochran.

    Cochran is a big kid with a toned physique, and huge wingspan who is considered a top 50 player in his class. In this game, however, he showed terrible hands – dropping the ball four times in the first ten minutes – and a disinterest in moving to get open in the paint. He is an athletic kid, but for an NBA prospect, he needs to show more skill with the ball in his hands at his age. Too many times he simply tried to bully his way to the hoop and his moor appears to be suspect. Ryan Harrow, however was a gem of a player, and the leading scorer in the game.

    Ryan HarrowThe NC State commit has a very impressive handle on the ball, using the behind the back dribble very quickly similar to former NBA PG Kenny Anderson. His amazing quickness and ballhandling ability make him a real crowd pleaser. His jump shot is feathery soft and surprisingly consistent. His frame is pretty slight, and he does shy away from contact at times in the lane, resulting in missed shots. This, along with his height may limit his NBA potential.

    At 6’0” it may be a reach to call this kid a legit NBA prospect, but when taking a closer look, his feet are enormous, suggesting that he will continue to grow into the type of PG that can make it in the league. With his body type, you have to be 6’2” to really thrive in the NBA. Harrow is blessed with solid leaping ability, creativity with floaters and creative shooting angles, and the ability to see the floor and dish the ball out. He still needs work on managing a team, and tempering his shot selection, but this kid is a PG – not a combo guard. He just needs time and coaching. In most years he’d be considered an afterthought, but in this weak senior class he’s a potential McDonald’s All-American.

  15. theSled said...
    July 25, 2009 at 7:09 PM

    Harrow with 21 today in the win. they play again at 6:40 Vegas time.


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