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According to Jeff Goodman, Ryan Harrow will transfer to Georgia State

Jeff Goodman says that sources have told that Ryan Harrow will be transferring to Georgia State. Harrow spent the last 2 seasons at Kentucky, sitting out one as a redshirt due to a pervious transfer from NC State (where Harrow started his college basketball career). Harrow averaged 9.9 points this season for the Wildcats.

Good luck to Harrow as he continues his journey as a college basketball player.

Article written by Ally Tucker

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61 Comments for According to Jeff Goodman, Ryan Harrow will transfer to Georgia State

  1. jrhop
    10:59 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    tabor gang.

  2. Bob Skallen
    10:59 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Good luck to Ryan Harrow. I hope he gets his nerves under control and finds success at Georgia State.

  3. Eric T.
    11:00 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Good luck to the kid. Just didn’t have the make up to lead this team. I think a smaller school will be good for him.

  4. E
    11:04 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Hope it works out well, he was an NBA prospect not long ago.

  5. Hate it
    11:04 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    I would’ve liked to see him get a chance as a backup surrounded by really great players. Either way, I wish him well. He’s a great kid. I guess this is too much of a pressure cooker. He’s incredibly talented. Good luck, Ryan. God bless you and thanks for your effort. You’ll always be a wildcat to me.

  6. Bill
    11:05 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Shame, I really liked him. He just wasn’t consistent. He played a huge in a few games like against Uofl..playing for our fans isn’t easy tho

  7. sdcro
    11:05 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Good luck Harrow…

    I always figured there was something like this going on, which was the real issue with his play, not his “soft” -ness…

  8. Joe
    11:06 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Good luck.

  9. UK Wildcat
    11:07 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    His dad had a stroke about a year ago apparently, and is not in good health. Seems like Ryan might petition the NCAA for a waiver so his dad can make it to some of his games.

    Just a sad situation.

  10. UK
    11:07 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Hopefully he can play right away. Good luck to Ryan in this. Hopefully him playing close to home and not under the constant spotlight will turn him
    into the player he can be.

  11. So...
    11:08 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    I have to ask. How do players transfer? Do the coaches ask them to leave because of incoming players or do they just decide themselves because of their lackluster performance?

  12. flyboy
    11:08 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Good luck young man. I wish you the best!

  13. What?
    11:08 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    7 – what the hell are you talking about? Are you implying that Ryan had been considering transferring for some time and that was his “real issue” for not playing great? Idiot. Ryan wanted to be back. Cal did not want Ryan to be back. Why? Because of his softness.

  14. quickie
    11:09 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Good kid who at times had the deer in headlights thing going on. He has talent if he can just start believing in himself.

  15. trouljaboy
    11:09 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Funny how a month ago everyone on this board wanted to run him out of town, and now everyone is saying how they love him and wish he would stay etc..

    Either way, good luck Ryan, the real BBN will always consider you family.

  16. HUH
    11:11 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Why Georgia State? I mean he could go to a school better than that… Even an uprising mid-major is better than Georgia State.

  17. Brendan
    11:11 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Coach Cal ran him off. Simple as that. His comments at the end of the Bob Morris game implied as much. This is just the beginning of clearing way for next year’s class.

  18. Ben
    11:11 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    I know a lot of people wanted him to leave, but I wanted him to stay so we had more experience on the team and as a backup point guard. I just really worry that our team will be too young next year.

  19. Tom
    11:11 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    This article discusses his fathers health that happened before the season…when everyone was pitch forking him out of town when he went home bc they thought he was soft

  20. acworthcatfan
    11:12 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Here is a story from the Atlanta Journal Constitution about Harrow transferring.

  21. lol
    11:13 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    It wasn’t so much that Cal cut him as that Cal was probably point-blank honest with him… he never had a chance to start again for UK. Andrew Harrison would keep him on the bench for his critical junior year, and then Tyus Jones or Emmanuel Mudiay would start over him in 2014-2015. Harrow wants to start and is hanging onto the dreams of being an NBA player, and it wasn’t going to happen at UK.

    The fact that he transferred to a school where he’s probably going to get to play immediately tells me this was mutual.

  22. JD
    11:13 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    13- what I think happened is that during the meeting with Cal they talked about how Ryan was feeling and about the things that were going in his life, because at times he seemed distracted. I feel bad for the kid because I really liked him and he could have been a huge part of the team next year. Good luck Ryan and I hope you find stability and happiness as you move on. He will always be a part of the BBN.

  23. DLN
    11:16 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Super talented kid who had to deal with a lot of stuff during his time here. Hopefully Georgia State will be good for him, because the kid can play. Good luck to Ryan, and thanks for everything! Once a Cat, always a Cat.

  24. DLN
    11:16 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Dominique Hawkins…come on down?

  25. fatkidineastky
    11:17 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    13- You are only guessing as 7 was making assumptions….are you in the office with Cal and his staff? NO….so don”t denigrate someone else for doing the exact same thing as you are doing. MOST LIKELY the staff informed him he would see fewer minutes than your woman’s sex life and he decided to kick dirt…and MOST LIKELY the staff being compassionate helped him find a quick landing spot….MOst likely we don’t know the full truth….but IN ALL CERTAINTY we can wish the kid luck and thank him for what he did do for us as fanatics

  26. goUKats
    11:19 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Ryan has been an enignma.He has the skills to play at UK and advance to the next level.Maybe the pressure was too much,maybe he just wanted to be closer to home,anyway,here’s one fan who wishes him well and hopes he gets the opportunity to play at Georgia State right away.

  27. diggerphelps
    11:19 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Bon Voyage!!!!

  28. whodat
    11:19 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    no reason to come come public with this info when it happened. The only reasonable explanation is that its a convenient truth to hang the hat of transferring on. Bottom line a successfull season would have seen RH back in the blue and white.

  29. Dr. Tom
    11:20 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Hey #13 What? Says:, be nice. It’s Easter Sunday!!

  30. whodat
    11:21 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    *no reason NOT to come public

  31. timtimcharoo
    11:25 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    a new low for Cal

  32. bluegrassjimmy
    11:28 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Good luck Ryan, better to start at another lesser school, than to pick splinters out of your ass next season on the bench where you would be and deserve same.

  33. KG
    11:36 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    #16 The clue for him choosing Ga. St. is hidden in the sentence: due to his father’s health and close to home

  34. lol
    11:36 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    I love how Pitino is able to cut (not push out, CUT) one no-name scrub a year, but this is national news because we’re Kentucky.

  35. Kevin R.
    11:40 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Lets remember this is a business. Wether or not Cal pushed him out its whats is best for Kentucky. I wish him the best, but he is not top level talent or CEO quality. I would not wanting him running my business, so I would not wanting him running my team. As, mentioned bets of luck to him. Once a member of Big Blue always a member. Now lets go DUKE!!!!!!!!!!

  36. Jen
    11:42 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Too many UK fans never miss an opportunity to demonstrate their tactless behavior. If you have nothing nice to say about someone, simply say nothing at all.

    11:55 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Wez did not never want him no how!!

  38. Cokely
    12:01 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    21.) I disagree that it means it was mutual. Don’t get me wrong because it could be mutual and will likely be said as mutual for Cal and Ryan to save face but immediate playing time was his only real option. He has already used his red shirt so if he went anywhere else he would lose a year of eligibility so might as well play then go from there the following season to a different school if he so chooses.

  39. rj
    12:03 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    the true is ryan wanted to come back but cal wasn’t going to let hold the team hostage again, even as a backup. he will bring in hawkins a player with a backbone who loves UK.

  40. Al's IndiCats
    12:06 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    I wish him well and hope his dad makes a full recovery….of course Uvel fans will make this sound like it’s all Cals doing….If they saying anything Can they say Swopeshire?

  41. Ryanno
    12:07 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Thank goodness…no more disappearing acts!

  42. Geez
    12:12 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    I love My Kentucky Wildcats and 99.9 percent of the fans are amazing but the .1 percent are total douches and a few are on here. Good luck Ryan.

  43. DribbleBucket
    12:13 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    I wish him he best and hope he has success at his new school. UK isn’t for everyone and add the fact that his dad is in poor health, the cards were just stacked against him. Prayers for his dad and for him.

  44. TheColoradoWildcat
    12:18 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    We need to cut Ryan some slack, something many of you do not know anything about.

    He is a fine young man, that played this past season with a very heavy heart. It explains, at least to this Wildcat fan, many, if not most, of the inconsistencies that we saw on the court.

    Do any of us know the whole story? No, we do not, but at this point, I am most willing to give Ryan the benefit of the doubt, and wish him the best at Georgia State. You have to admire the young man who understands that family comes first.

    To me, whether his fathers’ health is the “real” reason for the transfer or just the “cover,” going closer home for his father is the right thing to do.

    Good luck Ryan, and thank you for your time in Lexington. Many of us will continue to follow you at GA ST….the others you do not need to pay any attention to.

  45. STEVE!
    12:19 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    5, 36, and 42 – I agree. I would have liked to see him come back as a backup combo guard, but I wish him well at Georgia State.

  46. Rixter
    12:29 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Guys, I am SOOOOO impressed, we made it all the way to post number 13 before a negative word was issued.

  47. Dude
    12:39 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    This makes me sad 🙁 Hate to see any player leave.

  48. Rixter
    12:42 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    WHY would Cal push Harrow out when he let Twany and Hood and Polson stay on scholarship? THINK before you speak, people. Now, there is every chance that Cal was completely honest with the kid, and explained to him that his role would be greatly reduced next year, and offered him the option of leaving. Anybody think that’s underhanded?

  49. j
    12:59 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    To answer your question as to why to transfer to georgia state is because its downtown atlanta and harrow is from marietta which is 20 minutes from campus.. thats why..

  50. j
    1:02 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    But i am glad to see him go not to be mean but he just didn’t fit this program didn’t have the confidence or the ability to handle the point guard spot for cal.. he was soft and now he can be himself at georgia st because the expectations are so much less there.. wish him the best but its prob for the best..

  51. THANK YOU!
    1:05 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    The UK Basketball Team has just come out of it’s own grave.

  52. logomogol
    1:09 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Georgia State Hijackers. Boom goes the dynamite!

  53. Easter Has A Way Of Revealing Life Out of Death
    1:17 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    So we sacrificed a season for a kid. OK… 1 every 20 years sounds like it’s tolerable.

    Forget about the fanbase, I hope his teammates can forgive him.


    By the way, Alex Poythress is still in the dog house. This isn’t all on Ryan. But then, the entire fanbase knowns that (and we weren’t even there during practice).

    We saw effort during the games. You know… the “I’d rather be flipping burgers at Wendy’s” kind of effort.

  54. Mark Liptak
    1:17 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Wish him well. He clearly needs to be at a program where there isn’t a lot of pressure…it bothered him at N.C. State from what I’ve read…it clearly bothered him at Kentucky. That won’t be a problem at Georgia State.

    Opens up a spot on the team. Andrew Wiggins COME ON DOWN!

    Mark Liptak

  55. Blueblooded Fan
    1:18 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    I believe this to be the best decision for Ryan. I’m sure Cal wants only the best for him as all UK fans should. Ryan gave us the best he could, and we should all be grateful. I wish your father well and hope you have fun playing ball in Georgia.

  56. squirrel
    2:03 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    ga state has a hell of a fball coach

  57. Chicago Chris
    3:04 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Well, he’ll probably excel there. Let’s hope he gets enough attention to have a shot at the NBA, should he deserve it.

    I, for one, would like to have a non-freshman PG every once in a while, but I guess it’s not to be.

  58. Jerk
    3:39 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Man, we should be ashamed of ourselves, I know I am. The kids dad has been sick, no wonder he has been distracted. We at BBN are a bunch of Aholes.

  59. Garric
    4:13 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Again the UK fans that live to bash UK fans are out in big #s today…I wish him the best I hope his father a speedy recovery..BUT i dont think he was good enough to be play at Kentucky…He might be the 4th string point guard if he returned (Harrison,Hawkins and Polson ahead of him) Like someone above wrote sometimes u have to push someone out like many big time coaches have done. But to be clear, though i wish him the best nothing revealed today changes his talent level and his understanding of what the coaches wanted him to do this year..

  60. wyldcatzrool
    4:20 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Do we (BBN) only love our players who play up to our expectations, win a lotta games, and take us deep into the NCAA Tournament? And if they fall short of these lofty goals, we then say they are “soft”, lacking mental toughness, inconsistent, lazy, do not put forth the effort…or whatever reason we come up with. Truth is, not everyone CAN do what is expected at UK and nor everyone CAN meet the expectations. It is what Cal means when he says that “this is not for everyone” in referring to playing basketball at Kentucky. He explains it to all recruits straight up and upfront. Is playing for Cal and UK a privilege? Absolutely. You are given instant cred and your name is instantly put on the radar of all NBA scouts. And you get all the exposure you want…and then some. But, it is a fishbowl. Not everyone can adapt to life in a fishbowl. And there IS a

  61. Bec
    8:51 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    God bless you. Ryan. True Blue fans will be wishing you and your family all the best.