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N.C. State point guard Ryan Harrow will begin his 10-day, five-school odyssey today by tripping to the University of Kentucky with his mother Fern Matthews.
“I’m actually leaving out today,” Matthews said Tuesday by phone. “We get there this evening. We’ll have our visit tomorrow [Wednesday] morning. I’ll be meeting the coaching staff, the strength and conditioning coach is very important, and the academic staff.”
After Kentucky, Harrow and his mom head to Texas, Louisville, Georgia and St. John’s without going home in between.
“We leave out of there [Kentucky] Thursday morning going to the University of Texas,” she said.
Matthews previously said “St. John’s is our home” because both she and her husband grew up in Queens and the family is very close with former St. John’s assistant Ron Rutledge, whom Harrow calls an “uncle.”
St. John’s gets the last visit, and Matthews said she hopes Ryan can decide by the second week of June in order to begin summer school at the school of his choice.
Harrow started 10 games at N.C. State and averaged 9.3 points and 3.3 assists in 23 minutes.
He will have to sit out the upcoming season per NCAA transfer rules.
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