Indian American high school phenom commits to Stanford


Ryan Agarwal
Ryan Agarwal, image via Twitter

Agarwal received offers from more than a dozen Division I schools.

Indian American high school basketball phenom Ryan Agarwal has committed to Stanford University. 

Agarwal made the announcement Tuesday afternoon via a commitment video posted on his social media.

“It’s truly a blessing to have experienced this recruitment process, a process that I will never forget” Agarwal said in the video. “However, it can only be one.”

“And I have decided to go with my dream school, Stanford University.”

Agarwal thanked his coaches, family, and friends in the five minute video.

The four-star signee also received offers from Harvard, Princeton, Oklahoma State, and Rice University, among others.

In a recent interview with the American Bazaar, prior to his commitment, Agarwal said there were three things he was looking at most when considering a school to play for. 

“A relationship with the head coach is huge,” said Agarwal. That’s who he will be playing for, putting him in games, and teaching him the most, Agarwal noted; a role he seems to trust with Stanford Head Coach Jerod Haase.

Playstyle was also an important factor according to Agarwal. 

“Me being a shooter and a guy who spreads the floor more, and tries to get out in transition and shoot, I wouldn’t want to play on a team that just [has the ball] stay in the guard’s hands or goes to the bigs and they score inside all the time. I’d rather be on a team that spreads the floor, moves the ball well and shoots the ball a lot.”

One of the best long range snipers in his class, Agarwal should look to have plenty of opportunities to light the ball fly playing alongside five-star point forward and McDonald’s All-American Harrison Ingram and four-star guard Isa Silva next season.

At the end of the day it’s also about development Agarwal told The American Bazaar. While playing Division I basketball was a goal of his, the 6’6 wing has his sights set on the NBA in the future.

“I know I’m not an NBA athlete right now, so college at the end of the day is gonna have to take me to that point where I want to be and so the development and how they train, not just team wise, but personally is gonna be huge.”

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