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Kentucky goes transfer route, gets Ryan Harrow

Posted on: May 25, 2011 11:07 pm
 

Posted by Jeff Borzello

John Calipari has been dominating the recruiting trail with high school players for several years. On Wednesday, he changed course a little bit, nabbing perhaps the most sought-after transfer in the country.

As first reported by Jerry Meyer of Rivals.com, North Carolina State transfer Ryan Harrow announced he was heading to Kentucky.

“I just felt like they had everything I needed as far as me getting better and me reaching my ultimate goals,” Harrow told Evan Daniels of Scout.com.

Harrow, a 6-0 point guard from Georgia, chose the Wildcats over Texas, Louisville and Georgia.

Calipari has recruited arguably the best point guard in each of the last three classes, from John Wall to Brandon Knight to Marquis Teague. That doesn’t count Derrick Rose back in 2007.

With a weak class of point guards in the class of 2012, Harrow could be better than anyone at his position in the high school ranks. If Teague leaves after one season in Lexington, Harrow has the ability to immediately step into the starting lineup and be a factor in the SEC. 

Harrow averaged 9.3 points and 3.3 assists during his freshman season in Raleigh. He will sit out next season due to NCAA transfer regulations, but will have three years of eligibility at Kentucky.

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Comments

Since: Oct 24, 2009
Posted on: May 31, 2011 8:57 am
 

Kentucky goes transfer route, gets Ryan Harrow

nice post King. Glad to see someone else acknowledges the real genius behind the UCLA "dynasty". And as far as this guy russ...he's just another lemming regurgitating crap he's heard elsewhere. No facts, just speculation. I've yet to see one shred of evidence from any poster/ lemming showing any wrongdoing by Calipari. He's never been named in any allegations by the NCAA. They say the UK faithful are blind. Maybe we just prefer to deal with the facts and not meaningless, baseless douchebaggery like russ craps out of his piehole.



Since: Oct 20, 2007
Posted on: May 29, 2011 5:25 pm
 

Kentucky goes transfer route, gets Ryan Harrow

humorous, king gonorrhea, seems you've had the wool pulled over your eyes by Cal as well.  woe is me, UK fan.  but while you're right, the NCAA is a joke, UK sits by, having a history of the most corrupt coaches the sport has ever seen.  nice one.



Since: Apr 26, 2011
Posted on: May 29, 2011 4:38 am
 

Kentucky goes transfer route, gets Ryan Harrow

Cal has had one of the best streaks of recruiting in the history of college basketball.  With the top recruiting class 3 years and counting the combination of the Big Blue Nation and Coach Cal has proven irresitable to players.  The only time I've seen a better string of recruits was when UCLA was paying big bucks to get every recruit they wanted.  And that isn't speculation like what follows Cal around coming from the envious.  This is straight from the player's mouths as they describe what Sugar Daddy, Sam Gilbert, did for the program.  Between paying for abortions to outright cash payments Wooden bought a string of championships using Gilbert's money.  Too bad the NCAA has never got over their favoritism and revoked those championships like they do to coaches and teams they don't like.  If UK had done 1% of what Gilbert did there wouldn't be a Big Blue Nation today.  Heck the blowhards and loudmouths still can't control their allegations knowing good and well that the NCAA totally exonerated Cal of any wrong doing ever.  He hasn't done one thing wrong that anyone can actually prove but still the Bob Knight's and the Bryant Gumbel's flap their lips in total disdain for Cal and UK.  Then there's the NCAA itself clearing players that are known to be dirty so they can play in the big money football games while promising foreign players, who fought tooth and nail to follow the rules like Enes Kanter, that they aren't welcome to play at least not if they plan on going to UK.  I suspect that the story would have been different if he had remained at Washington, the former school of the NCAA President, Mark Emmert.  There's absolutely nothing fishy about that according to the press.  And telling schools that players are eligibile only to reverse that decision after the season (in order to revoke their record number of wins) isn't suspicious either.  The NCAA is starting to look more and more like the WWF or whatever the current pro wrestling league is called.  Ohio St. wins it's bowl game.  Auburn wins it's national championship, Kansas gets to play their star recruit and UK is left out in the cold when the situation there is far less aggresious than any of the other situations mentioned.  The NCAA is a joke.  No wonder South Park roasted them.


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