Ryan Harrow Transferring to Georgia State

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Many have thought that Kentucky point guard Ryan Harrow wouldn’t be on next season’s roster and that has been proven correct today.

Just not because of the reasons you are probably thinking.

Ryan Harrow is transferring from Kentucky to Georgia State’s men’s basketball team and is going to petition the NCAA for the right to play in the 2013-14 season.

Harrow, a former standout at Walton High, is transferring because his father suffered a stroke before the 2012 basketball season and is in poor health. Instead of making a player sit out a year per its rules, the NCAA has numerous times granted a player immediate eligibility when transferring in similar situations. If his approval is granted, Harrow, a sophomore, would have two years of eligibility at Georgia State.

“I really need to be home with him to be closer to him to make sure he’s taken care of,” Harrow said. He said his father is a basketball fan who can’t travel to watch him play. Being in Atlanta would enable Harrow to make sure his father is cared for, and would give his father a few chances to watch his son play.

Harrow, 6-2, would provide coach Ron Hunter’s team an immediate starter in the backcourt, either at point guard or shooting guard. He averaged 9.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists for the Wildcats this year.

This will seemingly open the door for Madison Central’s Dominique Hawkins on the roster.

Now, if Nerlens Noel declares for the draft, there will be a spot for Andrew Wiggins as well.

About Scott Anderson

I love covering the Kentucky Wildcats and even though I can't cheer on the outside when I go to games now, I am definitely cheering on the inside. You can follow me at @SAndersonNOB on twitter.
  • http://www.facebook.com/wanda.roberts.7140 Wanda Roberts

    Thank you Ryan Harrow for being part of the BBN…best wishes to you & your father!

  • Jeff Gales

    good luck ryan !!! sorry to hear about your father !!! i hope that you succeed at gstate !!! and you didnt deserve the abuse you put up with here in KY !!!! nothing was your fault !! you are fine young man and always will be remembered by the BBN !!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/riginas1 Rigina Stallins

    Sorry about your father I wish him and you the best of luck..Praying for your father’s health and for you. God Bless.

  • girlycat

    Surprise surprise.

  • eddie hinton

    Good luck Ryan! I know the pressure here at Kentucky is a lot, but I was looking forward to seeing play here next season with all that pressure off you. Sure you’ll be just fine at G State.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tony.cornett.39 Tony Cornett

    Best of Luck Ryan. Do what is best for you. True BBN fans will always support you.

  • JESSICA

    GOOD LUCK RYAN. I AM SURE YOU WILL BE A BETTER FIT AT G STATE, AND YOU NEED TO BE WITH YOUR FAMILY. BEST OF LUCK

  • WILLIAM GUY

    Wasnt that point all along any way. To find a way for this kid to leave gracefully and pave the way for the twins ???? So good luck kid, hope you find some heart and passion and maybe a voice to go along with it would carry you further in the future but go cats !!!!!

  • Guenthner

    Good luck Ryan.

  • Joshua Ryan Marcell

    Goodluck from bbn, go help ur dad.

  • http://www.facebook.com/scott.middleton.9400 Scott Middleton

    Good luck God speed!!!!

  • Myron Williams

    Blessings as you care for your father in multiple ways. Thanks for your time here with us in KY.


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