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…