Name: Ryan Harrow
Hometown: Marietta, Georgia
High School: Walton High School
Position: Point Guard
Notes: 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.
"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 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."
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.
With his recruitment out the way, Harrow can focus on his academics, improving his skillset, and adding strength to his thin frame.
The 5-foot-11, 150-pounder received early exposure at the 2008 Kingwood Classic where he started at point guard for Lou Will Elite. In leading the 16-under squad to the semifinals, Harrow displayed outstanding ballhandling skills, a great feel for the game, and the ability to make shots from all over the floor.
Here are exclusive highlights of Harrow in action at the Kingswood Classic, and we will have much more in the near future so stay tuned!
Coach Quote: "I coached Kevin Kruger about six or seven years ago, and he was a great point guard for me. Ryan sees the floor just as good as, if not better than Kevin. Ryan has just a natural feel for the game. He sees things before they occur, and he has incredible ballhandling skills. He gets people involved in games, and his teammates love playing with him.
"He's sneaky... he's a little kid, probably about 6-foot and 150 pounds, but he's really long. He has about a 6-foot-9 wingspan... he gets to the glass and can score inside. We've played about 35 team camp games this summer at various colleges, and everybody that has watched him play says that he's just fun to watch. You don't want to take your eye off of him because he'll do some things that will make your jaw drop. He's special." - Walton High Head Coach Joe Goydish
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