C.J. Leslie, one of the nation's best talented players and the No. 12 prospect overall, committed to play for Sidney Lowe's Pack, according to a source.
Leslie trimmed his list to Kentucky, Connecticut and the Pack. He visited UConn last weekend. There's been much speculation about his decision but Leslie, a Word of God standout from nearby Holly Springs, was on State's campus Wednesday afternoon. He committed in the office.
"The biggest factor was N.C. State is a school that has a chance to be great," Leslie said. "If all of us come in and play with the other guys and we all do our jobs, we have a chance to be great. We can go far. I think we can win a lot of games."
Leslie is the Pack's highest-rated recruit since J.J. Hickson (No. 13 in 2007). Leslie was named to the McDonald's All-American team this past season.
The Pack's diligence was rewarded. Lowe and his staff were present at the high-profile games involving Leslie this past season and the power forward made numerous unofficial visits to campus.