New Jersey Forward Prepares For D-1 Level

Reporter Mike Sullivan takes a look at the individual game of New Jersey skilled forward prospect Ryan McCoy, who will play division one basketball next fall ...

Ryan McCoy, a foot-6, 180-pound junior forward prospect from Montgomery High School in New Jersey, has spent the better part of the past year making progress in the physical part of his game.

Ryan's skills are attractive for the level he will be playing at starting next fall. McCoy's already given a commitment to play division one college basketball at Manhattan College in New York City. WHAT HIS AAU HEAD COACH, MATT PAULS OF TEAM NJABC, THINKS OF RYAN MCOY'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.

DESCRIPTION OF RYAN MCCOY'S INDIVIDUAL GAME:

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.

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.

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.


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