Harrow Returns From Raleigh

Marietta (GA) Walton point guard Ryan Harrow had a busy weekend. After playing rival Centennial High School on Friday night, he headed up to Raleigh, North Carolina to watch NC State take on Georgia Tech.

Marietta (GA) Walton point guard Ryan Harrow had a busy weekend. After playing rival Centennial High School on Friday night, he headed up to Raleigh, North Carolina to watch NC State take on Georgia Tech.

Trailing by 10 in the final minutes, NC State went on a spirited run before eventually defeating the Yellow Jackets 76-71 in overtime. What did the Wolfpack commitment think of the game?

"I thought State played good," said Harrow. "The starters and the bench players played a big role in the game. I was glad they didn't give up when they were down about 10 with four minutes to go. They just kept playing through it and came away with a win.

"I liked how coach Lowe coached the game. When they were doing something wrong he would get on them, and he would praise them when they did something good. He just made all the right decisions... when to play people, when not to play people, when to switch defenses, what plays to call. I though it was a good game for him."

After the game Harrow was able to talk with several of the Wolfpack players and coaches before leaving Raleigh. He didn't get a chance to stay around long as he had to return to Concord where his brother-in-law was coaching a high school basketball game.

"I saw the players after the game and they were all happy," he said. "I talked to Brandon [Costner], Courtney [Fells], C.J. [Williams], and Farnold [Degand], and I talked to the coaches all the coaches too.

"They just kept saying they were proud the team didn't give up. They all said a lot of the same things to me... the coaches said they hear I'm having a great year and they wish I could be playing at NC State right now."

Joining Harrow on his visit was his mother and older sister. He stated that his mother really enjoyed the trip and they both wished he could already be a member of the Wolfpack.

"My mom was saying she wishes I could graduate and play next year," said Harrow. "She liked the atmosphere and the fans and how intense the game was. She just kept saying she wished I could be competing for NC State right now.

"I feel the same way. The biggest reason I picked NC State was coach Lowe, but I also picked them because I think I can come in and make an impact. I don't think I'll disappoint my team, the coaches, or the fans. I know my role will be to run the team, get the ball into the right player's hands, score when I need to, and just make everybody around me better. I feel like I can come in and play right away."

Right now the standout 2010 point guard is trying to help Walton High win games. The team lost a 91-90 heartbreaker on Friday to Centennial High School. Harrow tallied 31 points and six rebounds, but it wasn't enough as Wolfpack signee Lorenzo Brown totaled 29 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists and six steals to lead the Knights to the victory.

"It was a tough loss," said Harrow. "I kept going back-and-forth with Lorenzo. We took over the game at different moments, but they came out on top at the end. We battled them the whole time though. We play again this Tuesday. I think we'll be ready to play because we need to get a win."

In a few weeks he'll return to Raleigh for another unofficial visit, and he will also catch the Pack in action when they face Georgia Tech in Atlanta.

"I'm going to the North Carolina game, the game at Georgia Tech and any other game I can come to," said Harrow. "The fans love their team and they just want the team to do well. Everybody just had on their Red and White. They were doing all these cheers and chants and that makes me want to play even better because you want to make the fans happy."

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