looks a lot more intimidating while playing basketball then he does while talking , lol, but seriously sounds like an extremely hard worker--exactly the kind of person we need to lead this program..
everybody knows your the #1 pt guard in your class, my personal feelings on this matter are that if you had of choosen lets say kentucky,or kansas etc. then they would have had you rated as the #1 pt.i cant wait for the day to come when we finally get to see you in the rbc,theirs no question in my mind that you will go on to become one of the greatest players to ever suit up in the red and white,and that might be saying a lot,but that once again is my personal belief,this caliber of player doesnt come around very often,and i am very thankful he chose to run with the pack and coach lowe
It looks like Ryan has put on a lil size this summer . Keep it up young man your going to be a beast .
It's so hard not to get TOO excited about Harrow. I have to tell myself that he is only going to be a freshmen next year and I shouldn't get too excited. But his ball handling is amazing and his shot is nice. Only thing with him is getting stronger. BTW is his trainer the AND 1 guy? Nice find WPH. Love coming to your website to find stuff like this.
^ yes, that is the guy that trained Hot Sauce, Mark Edwards. What amazed me is that he was quicker and more controlled with the ball than Ryan, and I think Ryan's handles are pretty darn amazing. The guy knows what he's doing. A kid Ryan's size, although athletic, will need to be crafty to become a real scorer in the ACC. Things like finishing after contact and learning to hit high arching shots are very important esp. if you're a guard trying to make a living driving the lane. I know it's not the best example, but I think back to Mike O'Donnell, the point guard that Herb recruited. The kid was a pure scorer in high school, he could shoot it, and could score in the lane with ease. But when he got to State and played against these giant athletes, he was pretty useless. He didn't have a bag of tricks. He had to try to learn on the fly how to finish higher off the glass, with contact and to quicken his release on his jumper. Basically he had to relearn how to play his position.That's the difference with a good high school player and an elite player...the elite player knows what it takes to be successful at the next level and prepares for it. Really thanks to people like Mark Edwards.
There's no way he weighs less than 160 now. He has put on a lot more muscle. He will be ACC guard size by the end of the year I have no doubt..
You gotta love a kid who doesn't feel he or she needs to do what everyone else is doing, just in order to fit in. I could type a long list of the things that I admire most about Ryan Harrow right now, and his BB skills probably wouldn't even crack the top five.Looking forward to your arrival in Raleigh Ryan, and job well done there MOM!
"Size doesn't matter, it's how big your heart is" - as a young, 5'2" Ryan Harrow said before squaring off against Laker's superstar Shaquille O'neal. But yeah, it does look like he's getting stronger, and he still got some time. I'm envisioning Jeff Teague, only better.
No offense to Court Cred but Harrow needs to be working with a certified personal trainer in the weight room working on developing his stength, explosiveness, and dynamic core movements. Working with a 'trainer' on between the legs, behind the back, crossover jumpshots are only going to land Harrow a comfy spot next to Sidney on the bench. Everybody knows that Sidney does not go for your own agenda basketball (see Brandon Costner here). I understand Harrow's savvy abilities, but I was not so impressed with the training protocols. Hit the weights, the skill level is there the body is not.
BicepCurls-I think that he is hitting the weight room and I would guess, has a personal trainer. Not everyone is a man-child. He's 17 years old and is still (believe it or not) developing his body. On average, males do not fully develop until 21. He's got a whole year ahead of him and I think he'll do just fine.I know it's a different year and different game, but look at Corchiani when he first got here and then compare him to when he left-I think by his senior year announcers were calling him a fullback in a point guards body or something to that extent.In any event, I wouldn’t fret too much on the issue-the people around him know what to do and I’m sure they’ve got it under control.
Good point Afterglow. The courts are littered with "good athletes" however basketball skills, talent, and drive are what make the difference. Harrow has all three and is smart enough to know he has to continue to improve. He has also demonstrated a team first attitude on many many occassions. Go get'em Ryan and keep working on your game. We can't wait to see you in the RED and WHITE.
He mentioned he has a personal trainer. And if he wants to break a press on his own AT Clemson and AT Cam-moron he'll need all the ball handling drills he can get. Tank04
"Working with a 'trainer' on between the legs, behind the back, crossover jumpshots are only going to land Harrow a comfy spot next to Sidney on the bench."Im not sure i agree with that statement Bicep. Strength and power is a totally different cup of tea that training drills for a point guard. Nobody wants a 5'11" 195lb meat head who cant dribble, cant beat the press, hasnt practiced high arcing shot to finish over defenders, no go to moves on the fast break. How do you know he doesnt hit the gym another time during the day? I highly doubt Ryan ONLY practices dribbling between his legs all day.If you wernt impressed with his training tools, then you go in your front yard and get 2 basketballs dribble both at the same time while going inbetween the legs and alternating hands, like ryan demonstrated in the vid. Youll lose the ball faster than Gavin grant breaking the press. But hey gavin could bench 350, he must be a good point guard!!!! Maybe 5000 Bicep curls will make him look good for the ladies....
Hold it right there Pack Leader, are you trying to overtake me as the crankiest person on this blog?Remember my friend, true crankiness, only comes with age.
my apologizes Fred, you may have your crown back...
Nice reply Fellas seriously. Some are valid, some are aimless. First off, I stated that my reply is no disrespect to Court Cred. I simply stated after following Harrow's game I see a need for different skills that will essentially make him a better Wolfpack player not a better And 1 player. First let me address:1) Afterglow, well put- I was just hoping that Harrow would get more of a jump on things. 21 might be their prime but the bodies of kids today develop must faster because of sound training and nutritional supplements. Take a look at the ACC guards they are men not boys.2) Let us hope that Harrow never tries to break the press on his own at Clemson or 'Cam-moron'. The press is beaten by sound principles and intelligent passing. Not a superhero trying to do too much.3) I have never seen a basketball game where a player dribbles two balls up the court. Read any scouting report on Harrow, it is not his skill set holding him back it is his frame and his basketball conditioning. Remember that this kid has to sit down and defend.4) 'Nobody wants a 5'11" 195lb meat head who cant dribble, cant beat the press, hasn’t practiced high arcing shot to finish over defenders, no go to moves on the fast break. How do you know he doesn’t hit the gym another time during the day?'-I just saw him with his shirt off. And the first part of this is just dumb. Nobody said anything about bodybuilding. State is all about developing elite athletes with bodies that can bear the intensity and burden of the ACC schedule. -Core strength, explosiveness, balance, conditioning, legs that don't go away in the second half, athletic strength to finish above the rim and to sit down on defense. Play the game friend, you will learn.Im just saying....
"2) Let us hope that Harrow never tries to break the press on his own at Clemson or 'Cam-moron'. The press is beaten by sound principles and intelligent passing. Not a superhero trying to do too much."We know to break the press. That has never been a problem for us. We space the floor and if we are in a pinch Costner or McCauley could easily get the ball over the time line. But elite teams CRUSH the press with one man fast breaks and SCORE. We could never do that. We'd get the ball across the timeline and then get into our offense. Elite guards break the press on their own and get us easy buckets. There is no reason Ryan couldn't be a Ty Lawson, Ty Rice, Jeff Teague sort of press breaker. No reason. Punish the press. Tank04
Ryan's an elite player and should have no problem excelling at State.His skill level is not an issue because he has many scoring and play making arsenals in his game. Size I don't believe is too much of a concern because that will fall into place with collegiate training.If he plans on becoming dominate guard in the ACC then Core strength, explosiveness, balance,and conditioning will take care of that in all aspects of the game.But Ryan isn't a fool, more than likely he is improving in all the faucets he lacks so it's only for us too wait and see.He should have an explosive senior year and open alot more eyes his freshman year @ State...in my eyes the #1 point guard in his class.
Mark Edwards should come out with a ball handling video. I wonder what ball handling drills Ryan does.
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