2010, NC State commit, Ryan Harrow decided to take a trip up to Raleigh this past weekend, fueling speculation that he was, in fact, thinking about transferring to Word of God Christian Academy.
"It was a thought." Said Harrow, who's brother-in-law was named Word of God's Head Coach a few weeks ago. However, Ryan will be completing his senior year at Walton, in Marietta, GA, as we reported over a month ago.
As you all know, weekends rarely go by with Harrow not playing some type of basketball. In this case, it was a few pick-up games at Word of God and then a few over at NC State, at the Dail Center.
"It was really good. At Word of God there were some good local players, and then me and Cj (Leslie) went over to the Dail Center and played pick-up with the team." Ryan said.
Although no coaches were in attendance, all reports we've gotten were that Ryan may very well have been the best point guard in the Dail Center this weekend. Ryan told us that he enjoyed playing with CJ and that their games "really compliment each other."
PACK PLAYERS IMPRESSING AT DAIL
We also got a report from the pick-up game that there was a big time battle going on in the post, between new comer DeShawn Painter and Junior Tracy Smith. Reports are that Smith has put on some muscle, Painter is a real banger in the post, and both have a very aggressive mentality. Another interesting tidbit we heard is that, while Scott Wood has been lighting it up from 3, he took a break from the shooting, drove the lane, and threw down a dunk on an unnamed players head.
COTHRON STAYING IN NORTH CAROLINA
We know you heard the rumors, but we just recieved word, and now can confirm, that 2010 NC State recruit, Luke Cothron, will be staying in NC for his Senior season. Luke, who had previously decided to transfer to Durham Prep in Conneticut, now will instead be staying home and attending Flora MacDonald.
We are hearing that Luke's AAU coach who had be handling his recruitment, will no longer be doing so. This is a good turn of events for NC State fans, as it will keep one of their top targets right in their backyard. According to Luke, NC State will be in his top 3 to the very end. "You can quote me on that." he said.