Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Growing up a short car ride from Neshaminy, and spending many afternoons and evenings at the Neshaminy Mall growing up, I was fairly surprised to hear last winter (2008-2009) about a freshman on the Neshaminy High School basketball team garnering some serious accolades. That freshman is now a sophomore, and the accolades are now pouring in. Over Memorial Day Weekend, at the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions AAU event in North Carolina, Ryan Arcidiacono opened eyes with an outstanding weekend. The 2012 guard from Neshaminy had a terrific sophomore season this year, helping Neshaminy into the state playoffs, where they defeated Bartram before falling to Aaron Brown, Shawn Oakman, and Penn Wood.
While local schools like Saint Joseph's, Temple, Villanova, and Rutgers knew all about Arcidiacono before last weekend, he was not a household name nationally. With his performance last weekend at the TOC, that has changed. While I wasn't down in North Carolina to watch the tournament last weekend, a number of sites who were reported on Ryan's outstanding play. In an interview with Zagsblog he claimed offers from Rutgers, Saint Joseph's, and Rice with additional interest from Villanova, Temple, Georgia Tech, and many others.
Below are a series of links to articles about Arcidiacono's impressive weekend at the Bob Gibbons TOC and some insight into his recruitment.
Zagsblog- Gritty Performance Earns Arcidiacono Praise
Rivals- Arcidiacono Explodes on National Radar
Image Above from Rivals.com