The 6-foot-9, 215-pound power forward from Brewster (N.H.) Academy committed to N.C. State Sunday morning during an official visit.
He also considered Ohio State, Washington and Iowa State.
“Yes, I did,” he told SNY.tv by phone. “Just the coaching staff, a litle bit of new and old school. Larry Farmer, Coach Orlando [Early], Coach [Mark] Gottfried, all those guys are great. To read more of this story, click here
The good news just keeps rolling in for N.C. State and head coach Mark Gottfried.
Two days after securing a verbal pledge from 2013 point guard Anthony “Cat” Barber, N.C. State will learn that freshman guard Rodney Purvis has been “fully cleared” by the NCAA, a source with direct knowledge told SNY.tv.
Purvis was initially ruled ineligible after the NCAA Eligibility Center examed Purvis’ high school coursework at Upper Room Christian Academy, but was cleared after an appeal, which rarely happens. To read more of this story, click here
The news that N.C. State sophomore forward C.J. Leslie will return to campus next year is good for the Wolfpack and bad for everyone else in the ACC.
“He could be the ACC Player of the Year next year,” one ACC assistant coach told SNY.tv.
Leslie averaged 14.7 points and 7.3 rebounds last season as N.C. State made the NCAA Tournament under first-year coach Mark Gottfried for the first time since 2006. There, they beat San Diego State and Georgetown before losing to Kansas in the Sweet 16. To read more of this story, click here
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Take one look at N.C. State’s loaded recruiting class for 2012 and you know they don’t need any immediate help in that area.
The Wolfpack already have three McDonald’s All-Americans in point guard Tyler Lewis, combo guard Rodney Purvis and wing T.J. Warren signed, sealed and delivered.
Yet in the world of recruiting, you can never have enough good publicity and there is no better publicity than a run in the NCAA Tournament.
So N.C. State’s 79-65 victory here over San Diego State — the program’s first NCAA win since Herb Sendek was coach in 2006 — can only help Mark Gottfried’s club on the recruiting front. To read more of this story, click here