Richard Davenport covers recruiting for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He is the host of Recruiting Thursday, a weekly radio show that airs from 7 to 8 p.m. on 92.1 FM in Fayetteville; 93.7 FM in Little Rock; 95.3 FM in Fort Smith; 96.3 FM in Hot Springs; 104.3 FM in Harrison/Mountain Home; and 106.9 FM in Arkadelphia.
The Recruiting Guy:
UNDER THE RADAR: Valley Springs’ Isaac Ragland
2020 forward Isaac Ragland.
On Wednesdays we feature an in-state prospect who could be flying under the radar of college coaches. This week's UTR basketball prospect is Valley Springs’ Isaac Ragland.
Size: 6-4, 205
Stats: As a junior, he averaged 22 points, seven rebounds and two steals per game for the 36-4 Tigers. Ragland has scored 1,088 career points in 49 games.
Offer: Ecclesia College
Interest: North Arkansas College
Coach Blake Hanney:
“Excellent leader on the floor. Has a knack for the ball, fierce competitor. All the attributes you would want on a ball club. Best of all, he’s a tremendous kid. College coaches need to be on this kid.
“His mid-range game is phenomenal. One of the best passers I have ever had. Very coachable. Aggressive rebounder. His best strength: he seems to always execute or come up with a big play in crunch time.”
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