NJ Prospect Landing Division One Looks

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a look at the individual game and recruiting process of swingman prospect Ryan McCoy, who has some division one colleges interested in his skill level ...

Ryan McCoy, a 6-foot-6, 180-pound junior forward prospect from Montgomery High School in New Jersey, has the skill level to atract division one programs to take a serious look at his individual game.

We previously reported that Ryan took an unofficial visit to Manhattan College, according to his AAU coach, Matt Pauls of Team NJABC.

Pauls said McCoy praised the visit to Manhattan and was showing a great deal of interest in the school and the basketball program. "He had a great time on the visit," said Pauls. "He loved it."

To top off the visit, Manhattan offered McCoy a division one scholarship.

PREVIOUS THOUGHTS ON RYAN MCCOY'S INDIVIDUAL GAME:

Ryan is a skilled frontcourt basketball player who had several division one college programs watching him over the summer.

Ryan competed in several AAU tournaments, including events in Neptune, New Jersey, 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: Manhattan and The Citadel. He also has Colgate, Boston University, Siena, and Fairfield interested.


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