Harrow Reaches a Decision

Ryan Harrow earned a scholarship offer from NC State after a standout performance at the Wolfpack's Elite Camp, and today he verbally committed to head coach Sidney Lowe.

Ryan Harrow earned a scholarship offer from NC State after a standout performance at the Wolfpack's Elite Camp, and today he verbally committed to head coach Sidney Lowe.

"After talking with my mom I was ready to do it," Harrow said. "I'm going to be the only point in my class. It's a great fit for me."

Harrow has been very busy over the past few months. He began by playing on the AAU circuit with the Lou Will Elite 16-under team, and he also attended the Chris Paul Elite Skills Camp at Wake Forest. After team camp at UT-Chattanooga and NC State's Elite Camp, Harrow attended Clemson's team camp.

"I played good at Clemson," he said. "In our first game, I scored 50 points. The coaches said they are going to start recruiting me, but I thought they would do more than start recruiting me. I think maybe they want to watch me a little more and recruit me some more before offering."

Harrow secured offers from NC State and UT-Chattanooga after camping at both schools. On June 15, coaches could start calling rising juniors and he picked up another offer shortly afterwards while also drawing heavy interest.

"I love coach Lowe."

"Auburn offered me when they could start calling," said Harrow. "They said I was their top point guard priority in my class. I've also been getting calls from NC State, Wake Forest, Marquette, Florida, and I think Kentucky is supposed to be close to offering."

NC State emerged as Harrow's leader after he received an offer from the Wolfpack following the Elite Camp.

"I liked being with the coaches," Harrow previously told Pack Pride. "I like how they always talked about getting better. During all the drills and games, if you messed up they would just keep talking about getting better and learning from your mistakes. They kept telling us to keep playing hard.

"[The offer from NC State] was exciting because I've liked NC State for a while now. I actually wanted to go ahead and commit, but my mom is wanting me to wait a little bit. She wants me to wait and make sure I see what all schools will be on me first. I wanted to commit though."

NC State established an early relationship with Harrow, and it paid off. He began his prep career playing at Concord (NC) Cannon School alongside touted 2010 forward Jarell Eddie. The Wolfpack coaches first noticed Harrow while visiting the school to evaluate Eddie.

"State has been on me for a while now," Harrow previously stated. "They ended up seeing me when they came to Cannon School to see Jarell Eddie, and they started recruiting me then. Coach Towe is recruiting me for State. I like him. He's a point guard like me, and he went there like coach Lowe and coach Jackson."

Following the early evaluation, NC State brought him up for an unofficial visit.

"The first time I went to State was for their Red-White Game," said Harrow. "I liked it a lot being there around the coaches and their players."

"I think Lorenzo is down to NC State and Memphis."

Harrow felt a bond with coach Lowe. The former All-ACC and NBA point guard played a major role in Harrow's decision.

"I love coach Lowe," said Harrow. "He knows what it takes to make it to the league, and I know how much they want me there.

"He's a great coach. I like how he develops players. He played in the NBA, he coached in the NBA and I want to get to the NBA so I think he can help me get there. And I like the school... I think all-around it is a good place for me.

Harrow is good friends with NC State 2009 target Lorenzo Brown. Brown, who also hails from Georgia, is one of the top prospects in the 2009 class, and Harrow thinks NC State is in good shape with his friend.

"From what I can tell, I think they want us to come in and play at NC State," he previously stated. "I think Lorenzo is down to NC State and Memphis with NC State on top."

As a sophomore at Concord (NC) Cannon School, Harrow was averaging 16 points and five assists, leading the team in both categories, when he left the team during towards the end of the season to transfer back to Marietta (GA) Walton where he could be with his mother following the death of his grandmother.

The rest of the summer Harrow will be attending various camps and tournaments. The 2010 prospect plans on going to the Nike All-American Camp and possibly Reebok U., and he will return to the hardwood with Lou Williams Elite in July.

Harrow is the Wolfpack's second commitment in the 2010 class, joining Raleigh (NC) Word of God power forward C.J. Leslie.

Pack Pride will have more on his decision in the near future so stay tuned!

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