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2015 Shooter Matt Ryan Adds Creighton, Davidson Offers
Matt Ryan, a 6-foot-6 sophomore shooter from Iona Prep pictured above on left, has picked up offers from Davidson and Creighton, New Heights coach Chris Alesi told SNY.tv.
“His most recent offers were Davidson and Creighton in the last two weeks,” Alesi said.
Davidson joins the Atlantic 10 Conference in 2014-15 and Creighton joins the Big East this coming season.
With the addition of former UConn and Fordham assistant Patrick Sellers to their staff, Creighton is increasingly recruiting in the New York area.
“The obvious demographic where they need to recruit is the Northeast and particularly New York, with the schools in that conference,” Alesi said.
Ryan, whom Alesi called “the best shooter in [New York] City,” also holds offers from Holy Cross, Fordham, Quinnipiac, George Mason, Harvard, Boston University, Yale, Columbia, Princeton and Quinnipiac.
Alesi said Notre Dame, which this year joins the ACC, will follow Ryan this summer through AAU stops in Indianapolis, Philadelphia and Las Vegas. Assistant Martin Ingelsby is recruiting Ryan.
“They reached out and will be watching him pretty closely in July,” Alesi said.
Ryan played up with the New Heights 17U team this weekend as they reached the final of the Brooklyn Badgers Invitational at Baruch College, where they lost to Isaiah Whitehead and Juice.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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