Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Player Spotlight: 2009 Ryan Springer

2009 P 6'6" Ryan Springer of Austin Hyde Park HS Meet 2009 P 6'6" Ryan Springer of Austin Hyde Park High School. Springer and his family relocated from Phoenix, AZ last season where he attended Dripping Springs HS. Nagging ankle problems kept him from playing for what amounted to almost his entire Junior year. In a family where academics take a priority, Springer has taken his game to TAAPS Private League's Hyde Park HS for his Senior campaign.

He is currently averaging 19 pts, 9 rebounds, 5 blocks

Springer, like most young big men has plenty of work to go before he's a finished product. He has to improve his strength, aggressiveness, court awareness and overall skill set. Having said that, he has size 17 flippers and a baby face which are pretty good indicators of potential further physical growth. He missed a complete high school season last year, however he's very coachable and in the 10 months I've been watching him you can see improvements in his coordination, athleticism and touch around the goal. His footwork is also better than average. This leads me to conclude that he has lots of upside.

The gem in all of this is that Springer has a 31 ACT score! He will be a very good D-3 player (possibly D-2) that can make a program better. He's getting a ton of mail at the moment from high academic schools and already has several academic scholarships in the bag.

College coaches interested in additional info, feel free to call Coach Max Ivany at 512-791-5455 or via email at

The Springer File

Parents: Al & Melinda Springer of Dripping Springs, TX

School: Austin Hyde Park HS

Club Team: Texas D-1 Ambassadors/Cen Tex Shooters

ACT: 31

Academic Interests: Law