Pearson Is A Recruit To Watch This Season's East Coast recruiting expert Mike Sullivan had a chance to watch Ryan Pearson play this week ... here are his thoughts ...

Christ The King High School in Middle Village, New York has a solid reputation as producing college ready basketball players. It was a month ago that its lead guard Malik Boothe accepted a scholarship offer from St. John's University.

But there is a good deal of talent in the Catholic high school's program. A player to watch this season will be Ryan Pearson, listed around 6-foot-4 or 6-foot-5. His slender build allows him to display agility and showcase skill at the same time.

Pearson has a couple of years to polish his game. As he becomes stronger, he will be able to finish more consistently against the big bodies inside the paint.

However, Ryan already does a solid job. In a recent contest at IS8 in South Jamaica, N.Y., Pearson scored 18 points against the Queens Blackhawks, helping the Juice All Stars claim a pool victory.

Pearson's ability to score was very evident. He moves well without the ball, setting up passing lanes for teammate Boothe to find him the ball. The lefty has an uncanny ability to angle his way into the lane for driving layups.

Ryan said he is open in his recruiting process. It's early. But as he adds some more muscle and gains strength, Pearson is worth keeping an eye on this winter to monitor his progress. So far Pearson looks like a player that should be an impact player for Christ The King this season.

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