Harrow with special opportunity, Part 1 of 3

What some see as pressure, Ryan Harrow sees as a special opportunity. The transfer point guard from North Carolina State doesn't mind the eventual comparisons to former point guards Tyreke Evans, Derrick Rose, John Wall and Brandon Knight — all former point guards who played for Kentucky coach John Calipari and were first-round NBA draft choices after their freshman seasons.

What some see as pressure, Ryan Harrow sees as a special opportunity.

The transfer point guard from North Carolina State doesn't mind the eventual comparisons to former point guards Tyreke Evans, Derrick Rose, John Wall and Brandon Knight — all former point guards who played for Kentucky coach John Calipari and were first-round NBA draft choices after their freshman seasons. He doesn't even mind the comparisons that will be made with current UK freshman point guard Marquis Teague.

"Those are great people to be compared to, because all those guys are doing well with what they wanted to do, and that's playing basketball. Each year a point guard gets sent to the (NBA), and even though I am focused on right now, that is what I?plan on doing. With coach Cal helping me and playing against people like Teague every day, that can't do anything but help me," Harrow said.

"I think if you are at a point guard you want to be at Kentucky, because he is sending point guards to the league every year. You see how they do in college and they are winning games, leading their team. That's what every kid growing up wants to do. You want to be on that team that is winning games and getting the exposure and out there playing and having fun."

That's why once Harrow decided to leave North Carolina State — where he averaged 9.3 points and 3.3 assists per game — after a coaching change, he jumped at the chance to join Kentucky when Calipari offered him the opportunity.
This is part one of a three part series. Join us tomorrow for part two.

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