Harrow Sets Visits

Former N.C. State transfer Ryan Harrow will visit Kentucky, Texas, Louisville, St. John's and Georgia before choosing his next school. Harrow, a former five-star prospect, will start his visit tour next week with stops in Lexington and Austin.

Former N.C. State transfer Ryan Harrow will visit Kentucky, Texas, Louisville, St. John's and Georgia before choosing his next school. Harrow, a former five-star prospect, will start his visit tour next week with stops to Lexington and Austin.

"Kentucky will be the first visit, Texas will be the next visit, then we have to figure out dates for the other schools," Harrow said. "I will definitely visit all five. I will go to Kentucky Tuesday night and then I go to Texas Thursday evening."

John Calipari's Wildcats will get the first crack at the 6-foot-1, 170-pound Harrow, who averaged 9 points and 3 assists as a freshman for the Wolfpack.

"I want to go see what Kentucky has to offer, but I don't think any of the players will be on campus," said Harrow. "I'm just going to talk with the coaches and interact with them for two days and they're going to tell me how they think I would fit into their program."

Rick Barnes' Longhorns program will have an opportunity to sway Harrow after his visit to Lexington.

"I'm going to spend a little bit more time with them, I believe," Harrow said. "Both schools feel like I could be a big asset to their team the year that I'm eligible to play. So I'm pretty confident in those two schools."

While Kentucky and Texas will receive Harrow's first two visits, the standout point guard declined to name favorites in his recruitment.

"I wouldn't call any of the schools favorites because I have to see which one is the best fit for me," Harrow said. "I think all of the schools that I'm taking visits to are good programs that could help me reach my goals."

Rick Pitino has actively been seeking a point guard for his program and the Louisville coach told Harrow he could make an immediate impact for the Cardinals after sitting out his transfer year in residency.

"Coach Pitino is just a great coach and has great history," Harrow said. "He feels like I could come in and make an immediate impact. He says that he could develop me into the player that I want to be. I felt like after speaking with him it would be a great opportunity."

Harrow has family ties in New York, which helped put St. John's on the visit list.

"I was just impressed by the way the team performed this year," said Harrow. "I've always been a big fan of St. John's because of my family. The way they performed this year I felt it would be good to play in front of family for a team that was real gritty and could beat anybody."

Harrow, from Marietta, Ga., will also give Mark Foxs Bulldogs a look.

"It would be good to go back home," Harrow said. "I know a few players on the team and the coaches seem great. They played pretty good this year."

Harrow committed to N.C. State during his sophomore season in high school, but decided to transfer after the Wolfpack made a coaching change following the season. What's he looking for in a program the second time around?

"I'm looking for a place where I can develop into the player I know I can be and work on the things that I'm lacking – a consistent jump shot and getting stronger," Harrow said. "I'm also looking for a place where the team is very family oriented and the main focus is doing what it will take to win."


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