Arcidiacono Name Looms Large

Ryan Arcidiacono is a 2012 point guard from Langhorne, PA, who plays for the Philadelphia-area Pennsylvania Playaz and Neshaminy High School.

His name looms large these days. Not just because it stretches from the lower left on the back of his basketball jersey all the way to the lower right until the eleven letters of A-R-C-I-D-I-A-C-O-N-O (arch'-ee-dee-a-coo-noo) are displayed; but, as the result of his play including AAU tournaments this summer. Ryan Arcidiacono is a 2012 point guard from Langhorne, PA, who plays for the Philadelphia-area Pennsylvania Playaz and Neshaminy High School.

Ryan has been busy playing AAU tourneys and the most recent was the West Virginia Jam Fest. "We were 4-0 and made it to the elite eight but we played a very good Ohio Basketball Club," said Ryan. "They were very athletic, long, jumped out of the gym and beat us by twelve points." The game against Ohio was the third of the day for the Pennsylvania Playaz and they ran out of gas. "It was a fun couple of days in Morgantown and we got to bond with other players."

Up next for Ryan will be a trip to Florida. "I just go home about twenty minutes ago but we leave in a few days for The Orlando Super Showcase."

Things are also coming at a fast pace for Ryan on the recruiting front. "I just got an offer from Florida." In addition to Florida the latest offers have come from Temple, Tulane, and Rice. "I've also heard from Penn State, Seton Hall, Rutgers, and St. Joe's with offers."

Another school that has begun to give Ryan a lot of attention is Georgia Tech. "Right after the coaches were able to contact players in June, I heard from Georgia Tech," said Ryan. "I know Coach (Pete) Zaharis was in West Virginia watching me play as I saw him during some of my games."

Ryan has not made a decision on when he'll make his college choice. "I'm going to wait and see," said Ryan. "My dad is involved in my recruiting and we agree there's no need for a timetable now." Although his family would like him close to home to see him play, geography will not be a factor in his decision. "My dad agrees I can go anywhere."

Ryan and his dad have yet to take any visits. "I plan on going to see all the schools that interest me," said Ryan. "I'm looking forward to visiting Georgia Tech as I've never been to Atlanta."

One of the more important factors in selecting a school is where they want to play him. "I have to be a point guard; not a two guard," said Ryan. "That is at the top of my list." Ryan is currently 6'3"-191.

Ryan comes from a big family. "I'm one of six kids." Ryan's sister will be getting married this summer causing him to miss a tournament. "I also have a brother who plays volleyball at a Penn State branch campus." As do most of his family, Ryan goes by Arch. In the next two years, his name will be heard many times.


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