New Jersey Forward Has A Short List

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a recruiting update on skilled senior forward Ryan McCoy, who competes very effectively in the Garden State of New Jersey ... McCoy now has a short list of terrific schools ...

Ryan McCoy, a 6-foot-6, 180-pound junior forward prospect from Montgomery High School in New Jersey, is currently interested in three schools in his recruiting process. "He has seven division one offers," said his AAU coach, Matt Pauls of Team NJABC.

"He's interested in New Hampshire, Wagner, Manhattan, Dartmouth, Colorado State and others..."

McCoy is certainly worth a look this season for the division one college basketball programs. He possesses a nice skill set, able to knock down the perimeter shot. As he adds more weight and muscle to his frame, he'll be a more consistent offensive threat.

PREVIOUSLY REPORTED:

Ryan took an unofficial visit to Manhattan College, according to his AAU coach, Matt Pauls of Team NJABC.

Pauls said McCoy praised the visit to Manhattan and was showing a great deal of interest in the school and the basketball program. "He had a great time on the visit," said Pauls. "He loved it."

PREVIOUS THOUGHTS ON RYAN MCCOY'S INDIVIDUAL GAME:

Ryan is a skilled frontcourt basketball player who had several division one college programs watching him over the summer.

Ryan competed in several AAU tournaments, including events in Neptune, New Jersey, Quinnipiac in Connecticut, and in West Virginia.

WHAT WE LIKE ABOUT RYAN'S INDIVIDUAL GAME:

McCoy has shown the ability to dent a zone and drain long range jumpers. His footspeed has improved and he is getting stronger.

PREVIOUS EVALUATION BY MIKE SULLIVAN:

We've had a chance to watch McCoy play a few times over the past year. The 2011 prospect impressed us due to effectiveness from shooting the ball in the corners.

There are areas to improve and most of them are physical. As his body matures and he adds weight and muscle, Ryan will feel more confident to take the ball to the rim as it's likely defenders will try to suffocate his shooting game.

WHAT AAU COACH MATT PAULS SAYS ABOUT RYAN MCCOY:

Team NJABC head coach Matt Pauls believes Ryan is one of the more skilled forwards in the state of New Jersey. Coach Paul likes Ryan's ability to hit the jumper and produce points.


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