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Matt Haryasz, Recruiting Specialist  at NCSA

Matt Haryasz, Recruiting Specialist

Stanford University
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(312) 638-4428

I have been around high level athletics my whole life, with basketball being my primary sport. I’ve done it all. From high school ball, club/travel, AAU, you name it I did it.  So I certainly know the struggles and difficulties families face in today’s recruiting landscape.  While in high school I had the honor of being named the 2002 Arizona high school basketball player of the year and Arizona Gatorade player of the year and my passion for sports has only grown since then.  I was fortunate to have earned over 40 D1 scholarship offers from nearly every major conference in the country. Ultimately, I chose to play my college basketball at Stanford University (Pac-12) and absolutely loved every minute of it. While attending Stanford our team enjoyed fantastic success going to the NCAA tournament three times, winning the Pac-10 once and finishing the regular season as  the number one team in the country. During my senior year I was named All Pac-10 First Team along with leading our team in scoring and rebounding.

After college, I went on to play seven seasons professionally including time with the Houston Rockets and several years in Europe including Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, and Belgium. After finishing my playing career I moved back to the States and had the privilege of running a youth development program and academy for young players in my community. I found great passion for working with young people and helping them realize and accomplish their goals, which was a huge part of joining the talented team at NCSA. Each and every day I am excited to continue that pursuit and help hardworking student-athletes achieve their dreams. My favorite part of working at NCSA is getting on the phone with another young hungry athlete who dreams big, sets awesome goals and is ready to work for them. Being able to share my experience and knowledge with families to help them reach their recruiting goals is simply fantastic.

When I’m not talking sports or spending time with friends and family I really enjoy testing my skills in the kitchen cooking; results may vary!