Halftime Show Featuring Harlem Wizards Star and Former LCCC player Jack Ryan – November 30, 2021 – LCCC vs. Jamestown Community College

Black Jack Ryan

November 24, 2021 – – Lorain County Community College Basketball will feature a former player as halftime entertainment next week during their games against Jamestown Community College.  Jack Ryan, former member of the LCCC men’s basketball team and current member of the Harlem Wizards since 2007, spends his days entertaining basketball fans across globe by showcasing his tricks and skills.  Ryan is a 3-time Guinness world record holder, ESPN 3-point shooting champion and the subject of documentaries and feature films.

Once considered a top basketball talent and prodigy with dreams of playing professionally in the NBA, Ryan was offered a chance to play at Ohio University but needed to get his grades in line before he could play for the Bobcats.  Ryan was then enrolled at LCCC but off the court issues brought his dismissal from the team after only a few months during the 1980-81 season by then Head Coach Jim Vincent.

Ryan will make his triumphant return next week as the halftime show entertainment for LCCC’s games against Jamestown Community College. Men’s Head Coach Marty Eggleston, longtime friend of Ryan’s for over 30 years, reached out in an effort to “reinstate” the basketball nomad as a Commodore alum.

Ryan’s life has been the subject of a documentary and a feature film.  The documentary, called Losers on Netflix, profiles the rise and fall of athletes that had all the talent in the world but squandered it.  The movie, called Black Jack: The Jackie Ryan Story, tells the story Ryan’s rise from the gutter and his pursuit of making the NBA.

General admission to all basketball games at LCCC is $5.  Children under 10 and LCCC Students with ID get in free. The women’s game starts at 5 p.m.and men’s game begins at 7 p.m.