High Flying Ryan Montgomery Has Central Flying High

Chattanooga-(WDEF) Last year Ryan Montgomery helped the Central basketball team make the state tournament for only the second time since 1960. The 6’5 senior forward is one of the best players to ever suit up for the Purple Pounders, and he has the highlight reel to prove it.

  When Central coach Rick Rogers saw Ryan Montgomery as a freshman, he made a bold prediction concerning Montgomery’s talent.
Said Rogers-"One day, I didn’t think this gym would be able to hold the amount of people that would want to see him play. It has actually come to fruition now. We’re having to move some of our games to other venues."
Said Montgomery-"He did tell me that my freshman year. I think after my second try-out here. He told my mom, he was like, he’s going to be something special. I didn’t see it, but he saw it."
   One thing everybody can see about Montgomery is his jumping ability.
Said Rogers-"Most of the players we face, and most of the players on our team, don’t play above the rim like Ryan does. It’s just a great thing to watch."
Said guard Terron Hayes-"Yeah it’s great. I can just throw it anywhere, and he’s going to go get it. He makes me look good too."
    Montgomery averages 22-points a game, and he’s basically doing it with no three-pointers.
Said Hayes-"I think he’s the best in Chattanooga and like the top in Tennessee on the boards. He plays way bigger than he is."
Added Rogers-"He probably plays about 6’7 with his length and his reach. He has got hands about the same size as Michael Jordan, so it’s a pretty good advantage for him."
Said Montgomery-"Like sometimes, people give me high-fives with two hands because my hand is so big."
   Montgomery is the man for the Purple Pounders.
Said Rogers-"We go however he goes."
    And Montgomery can go pretty high.
Said Montgomery-"Take the team to state. Hopefully this year we are going to win it. Also be a Mr. Basketball nominee."
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