Pack Pride Basketball Recruiting Board

NC State is looking to add quality depth with its 2011 recruiting class after inking an elite 2010 three-man class. The Wolfpack already has a commitment from Raleigh (NC) Word of God center Joseph Uchebo.

The Pack Pride Recruiting Board is in no way connected with the NC State coaching staff. This board is for our readers to remain updated with the recruitment of players who have shown an interest in NC State and/or received interest from the Wolfpack.

2011 and 2012 prospects are listed according to their interest through media outlets, various sources, etc... The 2012 list also includes additional potential prospects who either have or could emerge as legitimate NC State targets. We will update this board throughout the recruiting year when new information is reported.

NOTE: With Joseph Uchebo in the fold, NC State currently has four scholarships available to use on the 2011 recruiting class. Look for the Wolfpack to potentially save a couple of scholarships for 2012 because C.J. Williams will be State's only senior in 2011-2012.

2011 Commitments
NC State already holds a commitment from one talented prospect in the 2011 class.

C Joseph Uchebo []
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
High School: Word of God Christian Academy
Vitals: 6-10/240
AAU VIDEO 1, HS Video 1

A native of Nigeria, Uchebo has only played the game a few years but has a lot of upside.

He committed to NC State in November of 2009 and has re-classified to the 2011 class after transferring to Word of God.

He's currently ranked a four-star prospect and the No. 9 center in the country by Scout.com.



2011 Targets
NC State has reportedly offered a few uncommitted prospects in the 2011 class who are expressing mutual interest.



SF Tyler Harris []
Hometown: Dix Hills, NY
High School: Half Hollow Hills West
Vitals: 6-8/180

The younger brother of Tennessee incoming freshman Tobias Harris, Tyler has decided to be a member of the 2011 class after adding strength and showing improvement this spring.

He has already taken official visits to NC State, Iowa, and Providence, and he will be visiting St. John's in the near future.

Harris indicated on Thursday night that he will be making a decision in the next couple of weeks.

COLLEGE LIST: NC State (offer), Iowa, St. John's, and Providence

PG DeAndre Daniels []
Hometown: Woodland Hills, CA
High School: IMG Academy
Vitals: 6-8/190

Daniels has seen his recruitment take several turns over the past year. An early verbal commitment to Texas, he backed out of the commitment in the summer and even considered becoming a member of the 2010 class before leaving his home for IMG Academy.

NC State assistant Larry Harris is recruiting Daniels for the Wolfpack. Daniels is currently wide open and looking to make a decision in the spring.

He's currently rated the No. 9 power forward in the country by Scout.com.

COLLEGE LIST: NC State (offer), Florida, Baylor, USC, UCLA, Washington, Texas, Arizona State, UCLA, Kentucky, and Memphis among others

C Desmond Hubert []
Hometown: New Egypt, NJ
High School: New Egypt High School
Vitals: 6-9/195

A stud on the defensive end of the floor, Hubert is raw and still developing offensively. However, he has a high upside and could contribute right away as a shotblocker.

He has unofficially visited NC State and is considering the Wolfpack along with several other ACC programs and Villanova.

He's currently rated the No. 12 center in the country by Scout.com.

COLLEGE LIST: NC State (offer), Villanova, Wake Forest, and Maryland among others

F Christian Garrett [NR]
Hometown: Santa Ana, California
School: IMG Academy
Vitals: 6-5/180

Garrett has been on NC State's radar for a couple of month's as he is a teammate and close friend of Daniels, a player the Wolfpack started recruiting early in the summer.

Garrett unofficially visited NC State for the Wolfpack's Red Rally and he currently lists them as his leader. He plans on taking an official visit in January.

COLLEGE LIST: NC State, UTEP, Sam Houston State, UVA, Baylor, and Cal among others

PG Angel Rodriguez []
Hometown: Miami, FL
School: Dr. Krop High School
Vitals: 5-11/170

In two seasons at Miami (FL) Krop Rodriguez has been one of the state's best players. As a junior he averaged 21 points per game to lead Krop to the state semifinals. For his efforts he was named first-team all-city, first-team all-state, and Miami Herald Player of the Year.

The cousin of Wolfpack point guard Javier Gonzalez, NC State assistant Monte Towe is recruiting Rodriguez.

NC State appears to be in solid shape, and Rodriguez is expected to officially visit in a couple of weeks.

COLLEGE LIST: NC State (offer), Louisville, and Kansas State

PF Alonzo Nelson-Ododa [NR]
Hometown: Norcross, GA
School: Norcross High School
Vitals: 6-8/200

Flying under the radar, Nelson-Ododa is a player the Wolfpack coaches think has a high upside after tracking him on the AAU circuit with the Worldwide Renegades.

Still raw, he is long and athletic and is a high-character kid. He has narrowed his choices to NC State and Richmond and will make a decision in the near future. Nelson-Ododa officially visited the Wolfpack a few weeks back.

He is being recruited by Wolfpack assistant Larry Harris. Nelson-Ododa will announce his decision in the next few days.

COLLEGE LIST: NC State (offer) and Richmond

F Rokas Cesnulevicius [NR]
Hometown: Kamuela, HI
School: Hawaii Prep
Vitals: 6-7/180

Not much is known of Cesnulevicius, but he visited officially in September. According to sources close to the situation he does not have an offer, and he is being recruited by Pack assistant Pete Strickland.

COLLEGE LIST: NC State

F Tanner Wozniak [NR]
Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL
School: Keswick Christian
Vitals: 6-5/180

Standout shooter recently visited for NC State's Red Rally. The Wolfpack coaches have been seriously evaluating him recently, and he could be in the mix for an offer.

COLLEGE LIST: NC State, FIU, USF, UCF among others

SF Kevin Thomas []
Hometown: Creedmoor, NC
School: Christian Faith Center
Vitals: 6-7/190

Thomas is a hustling combo forward who earned his stripes on the AAU circuit with Grassroots Canada. He is looking to earn a firm offer from NC State

COLLEGE LIST: NC State, Marquette, Clemson





2012 Targets
NC State has started to heavily pursue 2012 prospects.


PG Tyler Lewis []
Hometown: Lewisville, NC
High School: Forsyth Country Day
Vitals: 5-11/150

NC State offered Lewis in the spring and he already holds double-digit offers.

A clever passer and efficient scorer, Lewis is proving himself against other to point guards.

He is visiting NC State next week and could be close to making a decision as the Wolfpack holds the lead.

He is currently rated the No. 9 point guard in the country by Scout.com.

COLLEGE LIST: NC State (offer), Charlotte, Miami, and UNC among others

SG Rodney Purvis []
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
High School: Upper Room
Vitals: 6-3/170

One of the elite prospects in the country, Purvis recently re-classified to the 2012 class. Just this past week he tweeted that NC State head coach Sidney Lowe extended a scholarship offer.

Purvis is expected to be one of the most heavily recruited players in the 2012 class.

COLLEGE LIST: NC State (offer), Duke, Wake Forest, UNC, and Kentucky among others

SF T.J. Warren []
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Junior College: Word of God
Vitals: 6-6/180

A sneaky scorer, Warren is tracking as a high-major, ACC recruit. He holds multiple offers and his skillset is appealing to several college programs.

He is the son of former NC State player Tony Warren. He recently transferred to Word of God Christian Academy.

COLLEGE LIST: NC State (offer), South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Duke, and UVA among others

PF Charles Mitchell []
Hometown: Marietta, GA
School: Wheeler HS
Vitals: 6-7/240

A beast in the paint, Mitchell hails from the same high school that produced Wolfpack products Richard Howell and J.J. Hickson.

NC State assistant Larry Harris is already in heavy pursuit of Mitchell.

COLLEGE LIST: NC State (offer), Georgia Tech, Georgia, Miami, and FSU among others

SG Torian Graham []
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
School: Word of God
Vitals: 6-4/175

Earned an offer from NC State after starring at their team camp with his former school, Durham Hillside.

Graham has elected to transfer to Word of God and that could impact his recruitment. Brother, Tyree, is now at Rutgers.

COLLEGE LIST: NC State (offer), Xavier, Miami, BC, and Marquette among others

PG James Robinson []
Hometown: Hyattsville, MD
High School: DeMatha
Vitals: 6-2/200

Robinson reportedly landed an offer after a strong showing on the summer circuit. He's now rated a four-star prospect and the No. 8 power forward in the 2012 class.

Robinson attends DeMatha, the same school that produced Sidney Lowe and Pete Strickland.

COLLEGE LIST: NC State (offer), Virginia, and Georgetown among others



2012 Prospects To Watch
Here are some other 2012 standouts to keep an eye on.


Pack Pride Top Stories

Madison Jones PG Ravenscroft (Raleigh, NC) 6'0/155
Flashy playmaker already holds offers and is hearing from NC State.
Aaron Roundtree F Greenfield (Wilson, NC) 6'7/200
Originally a member of the 2011 class, Roundtree re-classified in hopes of landing additional offers.
Reggie Dillard SG Dudley (Greensboro, NC) 6'3/210
Expected to be the next high-major player for Dudley High School.
Shawn Lester SG Mooresville (Mooresville, NC) 6'4/180
Under the radar some, but he's another potential in-state high-major prospect. Performed well at State's team camp.
Montrezyl Harrell F North Edgecombe (Tarboro, NC) 6'7/215
Arguably the top athlete in the state in the 2012 class, Harrell is a beast on the boards and a big-time competitor.
DeJuan Marrero SF Thea Bowman Leadership (Gary, IN) 6'5/170
High-level athlete already holds multiple offers. Monte Towe is handling his recruitment.
Chris Bolden SG Norcross (Norcross, GA) 6'3/180
Bolden is a teammate of Nelson-Ododa and is being recruited by the Wolfpack but could be close to pulling the trigger for Miami.
Ryan Burnett G Hermitage (Richmond, VA) 6'3/170
Skinny guard attended a State game last fall.