Garden State Forward Has Division One Looks

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a look at the individual game of a player from the state of New Jersey who has some decent division one interest in his skill level ...

Ryan McCoy, a 6-foot-6, 181-pound junior forward prospect from Montgomery High School in New Jersey, is a player to keep an eye on over the next several months for several reasons.

Ryan is a skilled frontcourt basketball player who will likely have several division one college programs watching him compete over the next year.

McCoy had been competing with Team NJABC, led by highly regarded head coach Matt Pauls.

Ryan has competed in events including an event in Neptune, New Jersey, at Quinnipiac in Connecticut, and in West Virginia.

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.

PREVIOUS EVALUATION BY MIKE SULLIVAN:

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

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 already offered a free ride to McCoy. He also has recruiting interest from Colgate, Boston University, Siena, and Fairfield.


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