Posted On: 01/8/21 10:57 AM

Western New York is an underrated basketball hotspot chockful of promising, talented recruits. The 2019-2020 Monsignor Martin League (Buffalo NY) was highly competitive and produced many memorable moments for both teams and individuals alike. This series will focus on the individual members of the 2020-2021 Nichols Vikings.

 

 

Ryan McCarthy - F - Class of 2022

In 2019-2020, McCarthy was the team’s “swiss army knife.” He floated between the wing and the paint on offense, showcasing both a sweet shooting stroke and an ability to operate deep in the three-second area. On defense, he was versatile enough to defend 3s, 4s, and, occasionally, 5s. McCarthy finished the season scoring 6.3 points per game, 4.9 rebounds per game, 2.1 assists per game, 1 steal per game, and half of a block per game.

 

McCarthy’s best attribute is his ability and willingness to pass. Standing at 6’6”, McCarthy was routinely able to see over the top of opponents to find open teammates. He excels at throwing skip passes out of the post with both hands. Additionally, he is comfortable running the break and finding

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