Ryan Pearson, a 6-foot-6 gifted forward from Christ The King High School and the Team Odom AAU program is the latest example in why Oliva and Cox have done such a terrific job.
Pearson, a lefty who has the ability to slip between defenders for drives to the basket, had already given a commitment to George Mason.
Besides George Mason, Massachusetts, Manhattan, Iona, and Stony Brook had shown some recruiting interest too. Pearson is a player that can make in impact at such a program like George Mason. Below are thoughts from Mike Sullivan and Frank Mantesta on Pearson's individual game:
Ryan's strengths in his individul game are the ability to score by using his long arms, his lefty shot, and his agility.
His mid-range game is getting better as is his handle.
Pearson will need to add more muscle to his upper body to become a consistent score. But he has no fear in taking the ball to the basket against the bigger and more heavier bodies.