Harrow Excited To Play In The Capital Classic

NC State signee Ryan Harrow will be playing in the 37th annual Capital Classic All-Star game tonight at 8:00 at American University in Washington, D.C.

  • 2010 CAPITAL CLASSIC INFORMATION

    NC State signee Ryan Harrow will be playing in the 37th annual Capital Classic All-Star game tonight at 8:00 at American University in Washington, D.C.

    "The practices have been cool," Harrow told Pack Pride this morning. "We've been going over some plays and things like that as a team so it should be fun.

    "What stands out is that we have mostly ACC players on our team. We've got three guys going to Maryland, and then some going to Virginia Tech, Florida State, and Wake. We've also got a Georgetown player, Notre Dame, Villanova... we've just got a lot of talent."

    The Capital Classic is one of the top senior All-Star games and some of it's notable alums include: Carmelo Anthony, Kenny Anderson, Shane Battier, Mike Bibby, Elton Brand, Marcus Camby, Baron Davis, Patrick Ewing, Rudy Gay, Grant Hill, Dwight Howard, "Magic" Johnson, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Chris Paul, J.J. Redick, Ralph Sampson, Amare Stoudemire, and Dominique Wilkins.

    The Capital Classic features two games, the U.S. All-Stars vs. Capital All-Stars in the main event (8:00) and a local game between the District All-Stars vs. the Suburban All-Stars (6:00).

    Harrow will be playing point guard for the U.S. All-Stars. Other notable players on the U.S. All-Stars include: Ian Miller (Florida State), Travis McKie (Wake Forest), Jarell Eddie (Virginia Tech), Pe'Shon Howard (Maryland), Terrell Stoglin (Maryland), and Haukur Palsson (Maryland).

    The U.S. All-Stars will square off against the Capital All-Stars who feature a pair of Duke signees in power forward Josh Hairston and point guard Tyler Thornton.

    This will be the final game of Harrow's stellar high school career. As a senior he averaged 32.4 points, 6.3 assists, 4.7 rebounds, and 3.5 steals per game for Walton High School. The 6-foot-1, 160-pound point guard finished his prep career with more than 2,100 points and set a school record with 284 all-time assists. He was recently named the 2009-10 Gatorade Georgia Boys Basketball Player of the Year.

    Over the weekend he participated in the Derby Festival Basketball Classic. Starting at point guard for the Black team, Harrow scored 16 points and had a game-high 12 assists. He also tallied five rebounds and four steals in Black's 133-124 victory.

    Harrow went into the game looking to set the assist record for the event. Does he have a goal for the Capital Classic?

    "It's really the same thing," he said. "I'm not even sure what it is, but I want to break the assist record.

    "Still, I'm going to go out and have fun. Just being able to play with all of these talented players and compete against them has been great."

  • 2010 CAPITAL CLASSIC INFORMATION

    NOTE: The game will be televised on tape delay:
    DirecTV Channel 642 - 7pm - Sunday (April 18)
    Dish Network Channel 424 - 7pm - Sunday


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