Posted by Jeff Borzello
John Calipari has been dominating the recruiting trail with high school players for several years. On Wednesday, he changed course a little bit, nabbing perhaps the most sought-after transfer in the country.
As first reported by Jerry Meyer of Rivals.com, North Carolina State transfer Ryan Harrow announced he was heading to Kentucky.
“I just felt like they had everything I needed as far as me getting better and me reaching my ultimate goals,” Harrow told Evan Daniels of Scout.com.
Harrow, a 6-0 point guard from Georgia, chose the Wildcats over Texas, Louisville and Georgia.
Calipari has recruited arguably the best point guard in each of the last three classes, from John Wall to Brandon Knight to Marquis Teague. That doesn’t count Derrick Rose back in 2007.
With a weak class of point guards in the class of 2012, Harrow could be better than anyone at his position in the high school ranks. If Teague leaves after one season in Lexington, Harrow has the ability to immediately step into the starting lineup and be a factor in the SEC.
Harrow averaged 9.3 points and 3.3 assists during his freshman season in Raleigh. He will sit out next season due to NCAA transfer regulations, but will have three years of eligibility at Kentucky.
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