NC State transfer Ryan Harrow says he will visit UGA, Kentucky, Louisville, St. John’s and Texas

Ryan Harrow

Ryan Harrow

Former Walton High School basketball star Ryan Harrow announced that he will visit five schools, including Georgia.

The 6-foot-1 point guard also intends to take trips to Kentucky, Louisville, St. John’s and Texas, Harrow revealed on Twitter on Wednesday.

Harrow requested and was granted a scholarship release from North Carolina State after the coaching change with the condition he could not transfer to another ACC school.

As a freshman this past season, Harrow came off the bench for the first 16 games but ended up starting seven of the final eight. He averaged 9.3 points and 3.3 assists.

UGA’s Mark Fox has already signed five players for his 2011 recruiting class but told the AJC recently that he may sign one more if he found a player he really liked.

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28 comments Add your comment

UGA owns you tasty bees..

May 5th, 2011
2:38 am

UGA owns you tasty bees..

May 5th, 2011
2:39 am

Wow, either nobody cares, or nobody cares.. lol

Yawn

May 5th, 2011
3:06 am

Or maybe because it’s 3:00 in the morning.

Gary

May 5th, 2011
3:23 am

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I LIKE BOTH OF THESE YOUNG MEN BOTH, MR WARE AND MR HARROW WOULD BE A GREAT HELP TO UGA BASKETBALL,WHIS WE COULD GET BOTH,THE THING THAT IS GOOD GUARDS ARE NEEDED, AND PLAYING TIME WILL BE THERE AFTHER THIS SEASON WITH 2 SR GUARDS LEAVING,JUST THINK OF THIS,WARE,HARROW,POPE,MARSHALL,ALL IN THE SAME ROTATION THAT ‘S A DREAM,SO NOW LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN COACH FOX ,IF ANYONE CAN SWING IT YOU CAN,GO DAWGS.

ormewood

May 5th, 2011
6:49 am

Harrow needs to spend some time in the weight room and actually play some defense, but he is really skilled on the offensive end. Would be a great pick-up for the Dawgs. He doesn’t fit Calipari’s model for a college PG, a one-and-done super elite talent.

vechan

May 5th, 2011
7:13 am

Now this is a pickup that would improve the Dogs.

vechan

May 5th, 2011
7:14 am

Since NC State granted his release does he still have to sit out one year?

82Dawg

May 5th, 2011
7:22 am

@vechan…I believe since there was a coaching change and they released him, he can play next year.

Luke

May 5th, 2011
7:23 am

Vechan,

Because he will be transferring to another D-1 school in a different conference, he does not have to sit out a year.

However, had he been going to Georgia Tech, he would have to sit out due to that reason, regardless of release.

Finally, had he not been released, he would be able to transfer anywhere, but would have to sit out a year AND pay his way for that year until he can be put on scholarship.

ormewood

May 5th, 2011
7:35 am

Not true. He has to sit out a year. He’ll be eligible to play in 12-13 season, not 11-12.

AtlantaWolf

May 5th, 2011
9:08 am

He has to sit out a year for sure- he needs to use the year to build up some strength- right now, he is a defensive liability wherever he ends up- part of why he left NCSU- fans were upset with his lack of defensive effort and he could not take the criticism.

cobbbasketball

May 5th, 2011
10:11 am

Harrow has immense talent. I dont think NCSU never saw truly how special this kid is based on their style of offense. Unfortunately, when kids as good as Harrow aren’t showcased in the offense, it shows up on the defensive end at times. A change of scenery should be good for him

Hoops Dawg

May 5th, 2011
11:19 am

I’m thinking that even though he can’t play next year, signing Harrow could be as big a signing as any this year, even considering that we got Kentavious. Think how nice it would be to have (potentially) 3 years of Harrow and Caldwell-Pope as our starting backcourt. So, if I were CMF, I’d make Harrow a higher priority than Ware (even tho I like Ware a lot and he has gotton a bad rap from some of you on the blogs).

BYRDDAWG

May 5th, 2011
12:26 pm

I’d love to see him in Athens…GO DAWGS!!!!

corey

May 5th, 2011
3:48 pm

This situation will really test the recruiting abilities of coach Fox.UGA needs Ware or Harrow or at all possible maybe even both but the Dawgs better not miss out on both of these two great guards from the state of GEORGIA.

Bobby

May 5th, 2011
6:18 pm

Harrow to Kentucky if they want him..watch out for St. Johns too. Also no way KCP stays at UGA that long…and that’s if he even qualifys.

tony

May 5th, 2011
7:16 pm

Come on Fox, you need to land one of those young men. Don’t let both of them(Harrow/Ware) get away.

pshdawg

May 5th, 2011
8:48 pm

Harrow definitely has to sit out a year. And I think there is a solid chance we get him. We have a vacuum at point guard after this next year so it makes complete sense for him to come.

UK fan

May 6th, 2011
12:54 am

Bobby do you honestly think uk is going to waste a scholorship on a kid that only scored 8 points a game at nc state?

kydawg

May 6th, 2011
7:56 am

UK fan…I believe that is why Bobby said “…if they want him”. He did not say that they wanted him at all!!! Just take the compliment to your program and move on.

mpw2011

May 6th, 2011
8:35 am

He played no defense at State, made lazy passes and had an “I don’t care” attitude. He knew Duke and UNC would own him every game, and it was just easier for him to quit. Nobody in Raleigh could care less that he is gone.

old school

May 7th, 2011
3:40 pm

Ryan Harrow is quickly going to find out that he is not a major D1 player. No Defense, Bad attitude and most of all has little upside. A scrawny 145 pound point guard can’t play in a major conference. Another all about me player with not TEAM in his make up.

stepdown

May 9th, 2011
5:19 pm

I agree with ‘old school’. I was very impressed with him coming out of high school, but watching him last year was a HUGE disappointment. Plays no defense, can’t shoot outside of 15 feet, plays no defense, can’t finish with his off hand, plays no defense, bad attitude, weak, lazy and of course….plays no defense. Good luck to whoever picks him up.

ukhunter

May 10th, 2011
9:19 am

Georgia aint got no chance with uk. If cal wants him, he’ll come to uk just like trevor lacy will

Jason

May 12th, 2011
1:12 am

If he visits Kentucky I’d say that means Calipari wants him. So if he visits Kentucky then he’ll be a Wildcat. Any point guard out there with the choice of Georgia or Kentucky would be a fool to wear red. That’s not really a hit on Georgia, it’s just that Kentucky is Kentucky and Calipari will soon have a former point guard of his starting for almost every NBA team.

Jason

May 12th, 2011
1:13 am

As far as whether Kentucky wants Harrow or not, keep in mind that Cal knows that he needs a quality backup PG no matter which top 5 PG he brings in each year. Harrow will fill that role perfectly. He’d get around 10-15 minutes per game in his first year & could start in his junior or senior year.

Jason

May 12th, 2011
1:44 am

It might not be totally clear if Cal & Kentucky will be offering Harrow a scholarship. I think the most important question is if Harrow wants to sit out for a year just to be Kentucky’s back-up point guard in his first eligible season there. Harrow has to face facts, and the odds are very high that the freshman point guard Calipari brings in will be better than him. He wouldn’t start right away, but Calipari has shown that he doesn’t play favorites and will always play whichever player is getting the best results on both ends of court. So there is still a big upside to starting off as the back-up Kentucky, as opposed to starting right away at Georgia or St. Johns. Kentucky is so loaded this coming season, so from the 2011-12 season forward Kentucky will be the cream of the crop for the foreseeable future. Combining Calipari’s personal charm and relentless work ethic with Kentucky’s fan support and program prestige was almost unfair. If it was me, I’d rather be the back-up point guard on a team that has the potential to go down in basketball history as the dynasty program of the 20-teens, as opposed to playing 30 minutes per game on basketball team at a football school like Georgia. Georgia fans love to knock UK’s football program by saying it’s a basketball school. How does that shoe feel now that you are the one’s wearing it?

jimmy

May 15th, 2011
3:07 am

every one hang it up if cal wants him he will get him ! cal takes who he wants !