Ryan Harrow Cleared to Play Immediately For Georgia State, Huge Boost For Panthers

Don McPeak-USA Today Sports

The Georgia State Panthers announced some big news on Wednesday afternoon that should seriously elevate their expectations in the Sun Belt Conference next season. According to a release from the university, Kentucky transfer Ryan Harrow has been granted a waiver from the NCAA and he is now eligible to take the court immediately for Georgia State.

Harrow began his career with the North Carolina State Wolfpack as a highly-touted recruit coming out of high school. However, Harrow opted to transfer after one season, choosing Kentucky and being forced to sit out the 2011-12 season per NCAA rules on transfers. Harrow returned to the court just this past season, but the sophomore point guard failed to live up to expectations. He averaged 9.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game for a squad that struggled mightily after winning the National Championship the year before.

At Georgia State however, Harrow may have a much better opportunity to settle in and play his brand of basketball outside of the spotlight. In addition to that, Harrow has one of the most dynamic combo guards at the mid-major level in sophomore scorer, R.J. Hunter. There’s no doubt that Harrow and Hunter can instantly combine to become one of the best, if not the best, back court tandem in the Sun Belt next season. Hunter averaged 17.0 points per game this past season as a freshman under his father and head coach, Ron Hunter.

Harrow will have two years of eligibility remaining at Georgia State, giving him a real opportunity to help create something special for Panthers either this upcoming season or the following year.

 

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