Ryan Harrow… the next one for Rethymno Cretan Kings
After a remarkable two-year career at Georgia State, Ryan Harrow has signed a contract to play professionally for the Rethymno Cretan Kings of the Greek League. Harrow becomes the third Panther to sign a pro contact this summer.
After earning All-Sun Belt First-Team honors for a second straight year, Harrow was named the Atlanta Tipoff Club Georgia Men’s College Player of the Year. In his two years, he guided the Panthers to back-to-back Sun Belt Conference championships, along with an appearance in the NCAA tournament this past spring.
With Harrow’s help, the Panthers won 25 games in each of this two seasons, one of just 20 programs in the country to accomplish the feat.
“I am really happy for Ryan,” head coach Ron Hunter said. “I know that his career at Georgia State did not end the way he wanted it with his injury, but he was a huge part of our success and I know that he will be successful in Greece. The Greek League is a very good one and we have had players succeed there in the past.”
Among the former Panthers to play in Greece were Lamont McIntosh and Nate Williams.
During this past season, Harrow was named to the Lou Henson Midseason Watch List as one of the top mid-major players in the country. He was also named to the NABC All-District 24 First-Team and was Sun Belt Player of the Week on Feb. 4. Harrow reached 1,000 points scored in a GSU uniform in just 54 games, the second quickest in program history.
As a senior, he averaged 18.3 points per game, second in the Sun Belt and No. 43 in the country. He shot 50.4 percent from the floor and was sixth in the league averaging 3.6 assists per game.
Harrow joins R.J. Hunter who was drafted by the Boston Celtics and Curtis Washington who played in Hong Kong as those who have signed professional contracts since the season ended.