ACCBasketballRecruiting.com – along with everybody else – is that point guard Ryan Harrow has committed to NC State joining consensus Top 20 high school star, CJ Leslie in the class of 2010. (Link here).
Harrow – a rising junior from Marietta, Georgia – is a little shorter than his listing of 6’0 and weighs only 150 pounds. As ‘seeinred09′ stated on an NC State message board, “Let the record show that Chris Paul was 5’10” and around 150 lbs as a high school sophomore.”
Harrow plays AAU basketball for the Louis Williams Elite 16s and is reportedly close to Lorenzo Brown, a top 20 wing prospect in the class of 2009 who has reportedly narrowed his list to NC State and Memphis.
The University of Florida’s Rivals.com site recently had the following report on Harrow that was shared on Pack Pride’s free message boards:
There may not have been a guard in the entire tournament field that was faster and more slippery than the 5-foot-10 guard from Walton High School in Marietta, Ga. Harrow was a blur with the ball in his hands and because of his size and speed, he was able to sneak into small cracks in the defense.
His frame is tiny but his game was big. Harrow’s ball-handling skills and overall basketball are tremendous for a 2010 prospect. He’ll have to continue to fill out, but his game was one of the best of any point guard in the tournament.
It appears that Harrow couldn’t be more enthusiastic about the recent developments in his recruitment. The Wolfpacker ran this story highlighting Harrow’s spark with NC State on Sunday.
The North Carolina State elite camp experience left such an impression on rising junior point guard Ryan Harrow, he couldn’t wait to come back to Raleigh with his mother.
Harrow, who played three games with Louis Williams Elite 17s on Saturday in Norcross, Ga., is flying to Raleigh today, arriving around 9:30 a.m., where he will meet his mother, Fern Harrow, and his brother-in-law, Erasto Hatchett, who is an assistant coach at the Concord (N.C.) Cannon School, his former school. Harrow transferred back home to Marietta (Ga.) Walton High last January.
NC State coach Sidney Lowe will be meeting today with rising junior point guard Ryan Harrow, and his mother and brother-in-law.
“My mom wanted to meet [NCSU] coach Sidney Lowe about my scholarship and me committing early,” Harrow said.
Harrow attended the elite camp for two days, June 11-12, yet the experience could alter his life.
One question on the minds of many Wolfpackers will be, “How does this impact NC State’s recruitment of John Wall in the class of 2009.”
Personally, I do not think that Harrow would impact Wall in any way. If Wall (were to commit to NC State and) is a one-and-doner as many predict then Harrow simply replaces Wall’s scholarship. The best case scenario would be if Wall stays at least two years; giving Harrow at least a year of growth and development and competion in practice vs Wall (and Javi Gonzalez and Farnold Degand).
Projected 2008-2009 NC State Basketball Roster
(1) Courtney Fells (Wing)
(2) Ben McCauley (F/C)
(3) Brandon Costner (F)
(4) Trevor Ferguson (G)
(5) Dennis Horner (F)
(6) Fernold Degand (PG)
(7) Marques Johnson (PG/SG)
(8) Javi Gonzalez (PG)
(9) Tracy Smith (4F)
(10) Johnny Thomas (Wing)
(11) Julius Mays (PG/SG)
(12) CJ Williams (Wing)
HS Sr Commits
(13) Scott Wood (SG)
(1) Open – [Wing player along the lines of Lorenzo Brown] (Courtney Fells Scholarship)
(2) Open – [Center along the lines of Derrick Favors] (Ben McCauley’s Scholarship)
(3/4/5/6/7) Potential open from potential departure in junior class to be used only on a superstar like John Wall.
HS Junior Commitments
(5) CJ Leslie (F)
(5) Ryan Harrow (PG)