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KSR’s UK Basketball Season Preview: Ryan Harrow

To fully prepare for the 2012-13 basketball season, KSR conducted one-on-one interviews with each member of the Kentucky basketball team about their expectations for the team and what they would like to achieve individually. We’ll release two interviews per day throughout the week. Up now: Ryan Harrow, the next big name in Calipari’s line of point guards..


Don’t get too excited looking at that beautiful flattop on Ryan Harrow; it won’t be there much longer. Harrow only grew out the Kid ‘N Play do as a promise to Nerlens Noel.

“I told him, if he came here, I would get it,” Harrow said of his new hairdo, that he’ll keep until Big Blue Madness. “I’m ready to cut if off.”

Regardless of how big Ryan Harrow’s hair is this season, he’ll need to play big at the point guard spot. His undersized frame leaves somewhat of a worry, but his quick first step and ball handling skills could make up for his lack of size and strength. Calipari said he isn’t as good of a finisher as his predecessor, Marquis Teague, but Harrow is working on finishing at the rim and and he believes he can blow by any defender.

“I feel like nobody can guard me off the dribble,” Harrow said. “Quick first step, and since my handles are so good, I can get by most people and either they have to help, and I can get everybody the ball and get them involved, or I can score myself.”

If you’ve seen Harrow’s YouTube videos, you too will agree that no one can guard him off the dribble. He’ll won’t have any trouble getting to the rim. At all. But, like Calipari told him this offseason, he needs to be “the best layup shooter in the SEC.”

I think we’ll see him dunk on a few people, too.


Watch KSR’s entire one-on-one interview with Ryan Harrow…


Other profiles: John Calipari, Julius MaysNerlens Noel

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

12 Comments for KSR’s UK Basketball Season Preview: Ryan Harrow

  1. JR Hop
    10:32 am October 2, 2012 Permalink

    wheres the flat top

  2. Behind Enemy Lines
    10:37 am October 2, 2012 Permalink

    Yes, but how does he feel about his voice not having a husky tone?

  3. rumor
    11:14 am October 2, 2012 Permalink

    word around is that twins have already decided on uk, uk is “planning something” because of it (possibly at madness or blue/white, not sure), maryland is getting one last chance to talk to them before they announce but they’ve already talked to 2 other pgs and invited them to um’s madness

  4. Steve Fitts
    11:25 am October 2, 2012 Permalink

    You know this season will be a “harrowing” experience with Ryan Harrow at the point!

  5. Behind Enemy Line
    11:27 am October 2, 2012 Permalink

    Planning something? I don’t think UK can address recruits until signing day, right?

  6. CATS
    11:41 am October 2, 2012 Permalink

    I’ve never realized until now that I have never heard Ryan Harrow speak before. His voice sounds nothing like I thought it would.

  7. It's a shame
    11:43 am October 2, 2012 Permalink

    Harrow seems like a nice kid but I understand he has a severe addiction to weed

  8. Duke Sucks
    11:51 am October 2, 2012 Permalink

    Scientific fact weed is not addictive. He uses it strictly for medicinal reason only. It help with his eye sight and voice tone!

  9. Polson
    12:13 pm October 2, 2012 Permalink

    #8 ur right. He’s mellowed out man

  10. Jones Returns
    2:51 pm October 2, 2012 Permalink

    Can’t wait to see Ryan dominate. He’s going to be phenominal…John Wall esque…write it down.

  11. tiisint a shame
    2:55 pm October 2, 2012 Permalink

    7…It’s a shame weed’s illegal

  12. pillbilly
    3:59 pm October 2, 2012 Permalink

    yeah those eye lids pretty low….but hey so does everyones in the state of KY lol…. got BLUE