New Jersey Senior Preparing For D-1 Level

Reporter Mike Sullivan takes a free look at the individual game of New Jersey prospect Ryan McCoy, who will play division one college basketball next season in New York City ...

Ryan McCoy, a foot-6, 180-pound junior forward prospect from Montgomery High School in New Jersey, has been working hard on getting more strength and weight on his frame to prepare to play division one college basketball next season.

McCoy, according to his AAU coach, Matt Pauls of Team NJABC located in Trenton, New Jersey, signed a letter of intent with Manhattan College, a very nice level for Ryan's individual game.

"He's going to be a very good player for the program of Manhattan," said Pauls, who has seen several from his AAU program land division one scholarships.

Pauls has always been excited McCoy's individual game because of his high skill level and his ability to knock down perimeter shots.

He previously had recruiting interest from schools like New Hampshire, Wagner, Dartmouth, and Colorado State.


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.


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."


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

We've watched Ryan compete a few times over the past year. He's impressed us due to effectiveness from shooting the ball in the corners to gaining more strength, giving himself a better chance to score near the rim.


Most of the areas to make progress in are in the physical department as we stated in our previous reports. As his body adds weight and muscle to his frame, Ryan will be more consistent and be able to produce more points near the rim.

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