Skilled Forward Has A Solid Summer

Reporter Mike Sullivan had a chance to watch New Jersey underclassman prospect Ryan McCoy, who competed at a recent event held on the campus of St. John's University in Queens, New York ...

Ryan McCoy, a 6-foot-6, 180-pound forward from Montgomery High School in the state of New Jersey, concluded his July evaluation period by competing for Matt Pauls' Team NJABC basketball program in the Summer in the City AAU tournament. The event was held on the campus of St. John's University and run by Team NJABC and New Heights AAU programs.

McCoy was a player we wanted to watch more since he does have a high skill level. He showed us the ability to go outside and drain corner jumpers.

Previously, we reported that he had an offer by The Citadel. Ryan also had interest from Fairfield, a program that has done a terrific job scoping out talent in the tri-state area.

WHAT TEAM NJABC HEAD COACH MATT PAULS PREVIOUSLY SAID ABOUT RYAN MCCOY'S INDIVIDUAL GAME:

Because of his size and his ability to score points on many parts of the floor, college coaches are interested.

"He's only going to be a junior next Fall. So he has some time to make even more progress in his game. I expect him to become a better player because he's a hard worker.

He's emerging as one of the better players in the area from his class. He can play the wing position. He is one of the best pure shooters in the 2011 class (New Jersey).

OTHER SCHOOLS OF INTEREST:

Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Robert Morris, and Davidson.

It's early in McCoy's process but it's obvious he has enough skills to play division one basketball. The question will be how high a level will he be recruited at next summer when he approaches his senior year.

If Ryan adds some strength to his frame and makes himself a more consistent threat near the rim, he's going to land some decent offers.


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