Pack Pride Basketball Recruiting Board

NC State is looking to add quality depth with its 2012 recruiting class after inking a two-man class in 2011. The Wolfpack already has a commitment from Forsyth Country Day (NC) standout Tyler Lewis, one of the top point guards in the country.

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.

2012 and 2013 prospects are listed according to their interest through media outlets, various sources, etc... The 2013 list includes 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 Tyler Lewis in the fold, NC State currently has four scholarships available to use on the 2011 and 2012 recruiting classes. The Wolfpack will have another four scholarships, at minimum, available for 2013 following the graduation of Scott Wood, Jordan Vandenberg, Deshawn Painter, and Richard Howell.

2011 Signees
NC State has signed two prospects in the 2011 class.

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

The younger brother of Tennessee freshman standout Tobias Harris, Tyler signed with NC State last fall after considering St. John's, Iowa, and Providence among others.

A combo forward with terrific length and a strong perimeter stroke, Harris is capable of contributing at both forward positions.

"I think I can play the three or the four," he said. "I can definitely play multiple spots, but my my positions are the three and the four.

"I'm trying to work hard and keep improving my game because the coaches told me that they are turning a new page and everybody is going to have to compete. Nothing is guaranteed to anyone, so I know that I'm going to have to work hard and compete as soon as I get down to North Carolina State."

Harris averaged 18 points and eight rebounds a game for St. Benedict's, one of the top programs in the country, this past season.

He will enroll at NC State over the summer.

SG Jaqawn Raymond [NR]
Hometown: Statesboro, GA
High School: Statesboro High School
Vitals: 6-4/180

Raymond signed with NC State in early April after meeting with the new coaches in Statesboro.

Raymond averaged 23 points, six rebounds, and three steals as a senior, leading Statesboro to a 20-10 record and a playoff appearance.

"He had a great year," Statesboro head coach Lee Hill previously stated. "I play him at the one and the two... he was a great offensive player for us. He can shoot the three, and he's very athletic. He's a strong outside shooter, and he plays good defense... a true combo guard.

"Jaqawn isn't our biggest vocal leader, but he leads with his play on the floor. He works extremely hard, and he has a high basketball IQ."

Raymond will likely be a contributor as a true freshman, given NC State's lack of depth at the guard positions.

2012 Commitments
NC State has a commitment from one of the top point guards in the country.

PG Tyler Lewis []
Hometown: Lewisville, NC
High School: Forsyth Country Day
Vitals: 5-11/165

NC State landed a big commitment last fall when in-state standout Tyler Lewis gave the Pack his word, and the new coaching staff came in and made it a priority to firm up his commitment from the beginning.

Lewis was extremely pleased with the hire, given his relationship with assistant coaches Rob Moxley and Bobby Lutz, who offered him a scholarship when they were at Charlotte.

Lewis is a point guard who can score and distribute, and he is considered one of the top passers in his class. More importantly, he is a winner. He consistently makes deep runs in AAU Tournaments with Team Loaded, and he's had success with Forsyth Country Day.

He is rated the No. 56 prospect overall the No. 8 point guard in the country by

2012 Targets
NC State currently has four scholarships remaining for the 2012 recruiting class. Here is a list of potential targets, and more names are sure to emerge during the AAU season.

SG Rodney Purvis []
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
High School: Upper Room
Vitals: 6-4/185

One of the elite prospects in the country, Purvis re-classified to the 2012 class last year and hasn't missed a beat.

He committed to Louisville in the fall, but earlier this week he re-opened his recruitment and a host of programs are sure to become involved.

However, he has already released a list of four schools under consideration, and most close to his recruitment would be shocked if he didn't end up at one of those four schools. NC State made the cut...

He is building a strong relationship with the new coaching staff, and Purvis also has a good relationship with Tyler Lewis and some of the current Wolfpack players. Given NC State is the hometown school, a lot of folks believe the Pack is in good shape.

Purvis is rated the No. 8 prospect overall the No. 2 shooting guard in the country by

COLLEGE LIST: NC State (offer), Duke, Louisville, and Kentucky

SF T.J. Warren []
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Junior College: Word of God
Vitals: 6-7/200

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 has shown the ability to put up points in bunches and can do it in a variety of ways.

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

Warren is rated the No. 46 prospect overall the No. 8 small forward in the country by

COLLEGE LIST: Indiana, NC State (offer), South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Xavier, Georgetown, Florida, Ohio State, and Kansas among others

SF Jerami Grant []
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
School: DeMatha Catholic
Vitals: 6-7/190

Lanky forward has been dominant this spring, as he has flashed an improved perimeter game and is athletic around the rim.

Grant has great bloodlines, as his dad, Harvey, played several seasons in the NBA and his two older brothers, Jerai and Jerain play at Clemson and Notre Dame respectively.

Grant took an unofficial visit to NC State last month and is developing a good relationship with assistant Rob Moxley.

Grant is rated the No. 28 prospect overall the No. 4 small forward in the country by

COLLEGE LIST: NC State (offer), Clemson, Virginia Tech, UCLA, Georgetown, Maryland and Virginia among others

C Tony Parker []
Hometown: Lithonia, GA
School: Miller Grove
Vitals: 6-8/260

A wide low post prospect, Parker is a guy that makes an impact in the paint. Blessed with a pair of soft hands that catch virtually everything thrown his way, Parker is a talented scorer on the block and has good touch when looking to score.

Parker has had some issues with staying in shape, but when he's conditioned he's a heck of basketball player.

Parker is rated the No. 27 prospect overall the No. 9 center in the country by

COLLEGE LIST: NC State (offer), Georgia, Duke, Georgia Tech, Georgetown, Ohio State, Florida, and Alabama among others

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

Graham earned an offer from the previous staff at NC State after starring at their team camp with his former school, Durham Hillside.

He is an explosive athlete that can score from mid-range or attack the rim off the bounce.

Sources close to Graham's recruitment have indicated that NC State has started to make a big move with him, and the Wolfpack could be the behind-the-scenes leader.

Graham is rated the No. 25 prospect overall the No. 7 shooting guard in the country by

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

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

Robinson is the floor general for Team Takeover, arguably the top team on the AAU circuit.

A crafty point guard who values the basketball and runs his team, Robinson exhibits terrific leadership qualities and wins games.

He's now rated a three-star prospect and the No. 19 point guard in the 2012 class.

COLLEGE LIST: Georgetown, Miami, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, NC State, and Virginia among others

SG Andrew White []
Hometown: Charlottesville, VA
High School: The Miller School
Vitals: 6-6/195

White reclassified and it has certainly helped his recruitment, as he is tracking as a high-major recruit.

White is playing with Tyler Lewis and Team Loaded on the AAU circuit, but he is currently sidelined with a hip pointer.

He took an unofficial to NC State last month, and enjoyed the visit. If the Pack offers they will be in terrific shape.

White is rated the No. 91 player in the country by and the No. 18 shooting guard prospect in the 2012 class.

COLLEGE LIST: NC State, South Florida, Virginia, and Virginia Tech among others

C Joell James []
Hometown: Palm Beach Gardens, FL
High School: Dwyer
Vitals: 6-10/260

One of the top big men in his class, James is a beast on the boards and extremely effective defensively.

His offensive game is still rounding into shape, but his upside has piqued the interest of several high-major programs.

NC State assistant Orlando Early is recruiting James for the Wolfpack.

James is currently rated the No. 35 prospect overall and the No. 11 center in the country by

COLLEGE LIST: Clemson, N.C. State, Florida, West Virginia and Florida State among others

C Charles Mitchell []
Hometown: Marietta, GA
High School: Wheeler
Vitals: 6-7/250

A talented scorer in the post, Mitchell just knows how to be effective on the low block against taller defenders. He uses his wide frame and nimble feet to create angles for himself around the bucket.

The previous coaching staff was all over Mitchell, and he recently mentioned NC State although the new staff's pursuit is unconfirmed.

Mitchell is currently rated the No. 97 prospect overall and the No. 22 power forward in the country by

COLLEGE LIST: Clemson, N.C. State, Florida, West Virginia and Florida State among others

SF Arnaud Moto []
Hometown: Alexandria, VA
High School: Episcopal
Vitals: 6-6/210

One of the top athletes in his class, Moto attacks the rim whenever he touches the basketball and is a terrific on-ball defender.

He burst on the scene with big-time outings at Boo Williams and Dallas, and he has started to land multiple high-major offers.

Moto is ranked the No. 49 prospect in the nation and the No. 10 small forward by

COLLEGE LIST: NC State (offer), UCLA, Stanford, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Georgia Tech, and WVU among others

2013 Prospects To Watch
Here are some 2013 standouts to keep an eye on. We will expand on this class in our next update.

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Beejay Anya C DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, MD) 6'8/270
Anya has been dominant this spring and is one of the top big men in the country. He holds a Wolfpack offer. Beejay Anya Profile
Anton Gill SG Ravenscroft (Raleigh, NC) 6'3/180
Explosive scoring guard already holds a Wolfpack offer. Anton Gill Profile
Isaiah Hicks PF Body of Christ (Raleigh, NC) 6'8/190
An elite shotblocker, Hicks is athletic and aggressive in the paint. UNC leads for his services... NC State recently offered. Isaiah Hicks Profile
Anthony Barber PG Hampton (Hampton, VA) 6'1/170
NC State offered "Big Cat" a scholarship last week. Speedy floor general can create for himself and others. Anthony Barber Profile
Kennedy Meeks C West Charlotte (Charlotte, NC) 6'8/260
NC State and a host of other schools stopped by to check out Meeks this spring. Potential big-time recruit... a top-30 prospect. Kennedy Meeks Profile
Patrick Rooks SG Charlotte Christian (Charlotte, NC) 6'3/170
Sweet-shooting lefty says he is close to receiving an offer from NC State. Clemson has already offered. Patrick Rooks Profile
Josh Newkirk PG Word of God (Raleigh, NC) 6'1/170
Local product grew up a NC State fan. The Wolfpack has expressed serious interest and could be close to offering. Indiana and Arizona have offered. Josh Newkirk Profile
Mikyle McIntosh PF Christian Faith Center (Creedmoor, NC) 6'7/215
Ultra-athletic big man from Canada who plays his high school ball in North Carolina. Mikyle McIntosh Profile
Greg McClinton SF Winston-Salem Prep (Winston-Salem, NC) 6'6/170
Maybe North Carolina's top prospect in the 2013 class. Greg McClinton Profile
Brannen Greene SG Mary Persons (Forsyth, GA) 6'5/185
Big-time scorer who emerged on the scene this spring. Brannen Greene Profile
Nate Britt PG Gonzaga (Washington, DC) 6'1/160
Extremely talented floor general who is currently rated the No. 1 point guard in his class by He is always making the right decision and simply knows how to play the game from the point guard position. Nate Britt Profile