Skilled Forward Worth Watching This Summer

Reporter Mike Sullivan takes a detailed look at the individual game of New Jersey forward prospect Ryan McCoy, considered a skilled player for his size ...

Ryan McCoy, a 6-foot-6, 180-pound junior forward prospect from Montgomery High School in New Jersey, is a skilled frontcourt prospect who is worth watching this summer.

McCoy has shown the ability to dent a zone and drain long range jumpers. He doesn't blow past you with speed but has improved this part of his game over the past year.

PREVIOUS EVALUATION BY MIKE SULLIVAN:

We've had a chance to watch McCoy play a few times over the past six months. 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.

If he makes progress in these important physical categories, then it's likely he'll land some decent division one interest.

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.

CURRENT OFFERS: The Citadel has offered. He also has interest from Boston University, Siena, and Fairfield.

PREVIOUS EVALUATION REPORT ON RYAN MCCOY:

Ryan is an intriguing prospect due to his size, skills and age. A rising senior and member of the 2011 class, he has displayed the ability to hit the deep ball.

"Ryan continues to get stronger, and he's working on his ball handling," said Pauls.


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