Class of 2022 shooting guard Ryan Neal is coming in to NEO Youth Elite February event. Ryan has a great work ethic and is always working on his craft. He is traveling from Knoxville, Tennessee and is ready to compete. We welcome Ryan to the courts at NEO Youth Elite and look forward to seeing him play.
What is your name? Ryan Neal
What grade are you in? 7th Grade
What AAU program do you play for? Bobby Maze Elite 8th grade
Tell me an exciting moment of a game that you played in? My middle school team was playing one of the best teams in the league and our starting point guard was out and I had to fill in when my normal position was Shooting Guard. We were up by a lot, then they went on a run and it was almost tie game and we made many shots down the stretch and won on their home court.
How much time do you spend practicing and training? I spend anywhere from 1-5 hours scrimmaging and working on drills in the gym.
Can you tell me 1 or 2 things that you work on during training? I work on my dribbling speed and moves and i work on my shooting form.
What advice do you give a younger player just starting out? Focus on getting better not playing on an AAU team when you have to stay on the bench because the players are better.
What are you looking forward to at the NEO Youth Elite event? Looking forward to see how my talents compare to the other guys who work as hard as me.