The NCAA has granted former NC State and Kentucky point guard Ryan Harrow immediate eligibility to play at Georgia State next season, according to Andy Katz of ESPN.com.
Katz sent out a tweet earlier to break the news:
Georgia State coach Ron Hunter said Kentucky transfer Ryan Harrow cleared by the NCAA to play immediately. Ga State fav in Sun Belt?
— Andy Katz (@ESPNAndyKatz) July 17, 2013
Harrow’s college career has been filled with various challenges every step of the way, as he will be at his third school in four years. He decided to transfer from Kentucky to Georgia State to be closer to his sickly father, who suffered a stroke prior to the 2012-2013 season.
The Georgia native now has two years of eligibility left to play for Coach Ron Hunter at Georgia State.
Coming out of high school, Ryan was widely considered a high-end point guard prospect who possessed uncanny quickness, sneaky hops, and dazzling ball handling skills.
Four years later, it’s safe to say that Harrow has failed to live up to the lofty expectations placed on him. Now 22-years-old, Harrow is looking for a fresh start on a lower level.
With the ruling, the Georgia State Panthers are now considered heavy favorites in the Sun Belt conference. Harrow will likely be lined up next to guards R.J. Hunter and Devonta White, solidifying the Panthers back court.
Coach Ron Hunter recently shared his thoughts on Harrow during the teams summer workouts:
“Ryan is one of those guys that when we have a bad day and you have a great player, he can be a difference-maker. He’s got a ways to go in understanding our system. Our system is complex. He just plays and is dynamic.”