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Posted On: 07/11/17 3:00 PM
Ryan Langborg wants people to know that he is more than a shooter, and he’s working hard to prove it.
The 6-4 rising junior guard (Prep Hoops No. 17 2019 prospect) has a diverse offensive package, which he showed off during his sophomore year at La Jolla Country Day.
He upped the ante playing on Gamepoint 16u Pump-N-Run during the spring, scoring at a prolific clip from all three levels. San Jose State, American, Eastern Washington and Loyola (MD) have offered him.
But Langborg said that coaches and scouts focus on his prowess as a spot-up shooter – which is a gift and a curse.
“I think my biggest strength is probably my shot, but I feel they are missing other things I do for my team, whether that’s creating a shot for a teammate or getting to the rim for a layup,” Langborg said. “I think people label the white guy who can shoot as “just a shooter,” but I think my arsenal of moves and ability to use them has made me a threat to score from anywhere on the floor.”
Langborg said he’s taken cues from coaches, who have told them they want to see him improve his ball handling and lateral quickness.
“I’ve really tightened up my dribble through tons and tons of reps,” he said. “But most coaches’ biggest concern is “can he guard a guard at this level,” and I think I’ve been making strides hopefully I can show this July how I’ve improved.”
Langborg’s Gamepoint team plays this week at the Double Pump Summer Tip-Off.