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Posted On: 10/2/17 4:12 PM
Ryan Reidy (2018) is a kid that will have plenty of Division III options by the time his high school playing days are over. But the 6’0” point guard from Archbishop McNicholas isn’t too worried about recruitment right now. Reidy is simply hungry for wins this winter.
“After last year we pretty much got flunked out by Mt. Healthy. We just got out-played pretty much and we were really expecting to win … After that I feel like we’ll have enough, I guess, motivation to come back to really make a statement,” Reidy said.
Reidy will be the floor general and three-year captain of the varsity team this season. He’ll bring a tight-knit group of five fellow seniors into the Greater Catholic League fray this season.
“We feel like we have a good shot of finally getting McNick a GCL Championship for basketball. Then, in the tournament, I want to make a good run. I remember freshman year, we got to play Dunbar in the Districts. And that was like the first time, I want to say 15 years, we’d been there. So really try to make a run this year for the team,” Reidy said.
On a personal level, Reidy has been working on quite a few aspects of the game.
“I’ve been lifting three times a week. Trying to add more weight to it but keeping a good weight so I can keep my quickness. I’ve been working on my shot on the gun. Just trying to get more consistency, because, last year, I went on a little slump during the season … Every day I do ball-handling drills to keep that intact,” Reidy said.
Per Cincinnati.com, Reidy averaged 10.6 points (40-37-80 shooting splits), 4.5 assists, and 2.3 turnovers per game last year. He currently has a 4.0 GPA and a 27 score on the ACT
As mentioned, Reidy is waiting until after the high school season to make college decisions. But, in the dog days of summer and autumn, he’s been taking college visits.
“I’ve gone five visits so far, it’s like Dennison, Ohio Wesleyan, Wittenberg, Depauw, and Centre College. And then next couple weeks, I’m going to go visit Marietta, this Tuesday actually. And then, the week after that, Wednesday, I’m going to Hanover,” Reidy told Prep Hoops.
“Most of them have said, like yeah, basically, if you play like we think you can and to your full potential, we think you can make an impact right away,” Reidy said.
Finding a school with a strong business program is essential for Reidy.
“I’m pretty sure I’m going to major in something in business. Not sure yet, but something in there. So, whenever I go visit there, I ask about what opportunities they have in interns and stuff like that. And most of the schools are actually pretty impressive with their business majors,” Reidy said.
For programs not currently pursuing Reidy’s, there’s still plenty of time over the next six months to evaluate him against quality GCL competition and enter the picture.