NC State Picks Up Shooter

Herb Sendek's troops have added themselves a shooter. After taking a visit in late December, the leading scorer in 3-A basketball from the state of Tennessee committed to the Wolfpack.

Flatt To Pack

Justin Flatt, a 6-3 shooting guard from Savannah (TN) Hardin County, gave Herb Sendek's team a commitment on Friday.

"I'm very proud of him," Hardin head coach Anthony Gilchrist said. "He did it today."

Currently, Hardin County is 12-2 and ranked No. 7 in the state. Flatt is tearing it up. He's averaging a state-leading 30.8 a game. He's connecting on 45% (55-120) of his 3s and is shooting 53% overall.

Flatt says the staff at NC State was the clincher after a late-December visit. "I loved the staff and the players. Everybody seemed like great people to be around."

His high school coach agreed. "They are a great bunch of guys. Mark Phelps and Larry Harris did the recruiting and then coach Sendek was great," Gilchrist said.

Flatt, a standout with the Mid-State Ballerz AAU team, also considered West Virginia, Virginia, Florida State, Ohio State, Arkansas State, Tennessee Tech and UT-Martin. Each was hoping to get him onto campus for a visit.

Flatt is one of those guys with a gift to shoot the basketball, and that's what he'll do at NC State. In exactly what capacity, well, he's not sure. "We haven't really talked about [my role] yet," Flatt said. "We have talked about me getting some time as a freshman. They are excited about being able to put me, Bennerman and Hodge on the floor at the same time."

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