Freeman Earns Pack Offer

Charlotte (NC) Olympic standout junior Allerik Freeman has picked up several offers in recent weeks. Pack Pride talks with Freeman about his recruitment and the offer he landed from NC State.

Allerik Freeman was arguably the top performer at this weekend's Nike Elite 100 Camp that was held in St. Louis, Missouri.

"It's been a productive spring for [Freeman],"'s Evan Daniels said of Freeman. "Every event he's participated in he's played a little bit better and at the Elite 100 it fully clicked. Freeman played a confident brand of ball and was able to mix his ability to create with his knack for scoring.

"His shot from long range was on point, but he also was able to showcase his passing and mid-range game. It was a statement weekend for Freeman and he was heard loud and clear."

"I played pretty good," said Freeman. "There was a lot of great talent out there. I learned a lot from camp directors... even learned a new offense. It was a fun experience and being away from family opened up my eyes. I think it gave me a taste of what college life is going to be like."

Freeman averaged 17 points, six rebounds, and four assists per game during his sophomore campaign at Olympic High School, and his versatility is one of his biggest strengths. At 6-foot-4 and 205 pounds he's capable of playing multiple positions on the floor and can impact in a variety of ways.

"I've played shooting guard because I've always been a scorer, but for my high school team and AAU team I've been playing point guard," said Freeman. "My size enables me to guard guys that are 6'5 or 6'6, but I can also use my quickness and guard smaller players too.

"I feel like I'm a really good rebounding guard. I push transition well and my mid-range game is probably my most valuable weapon. I'm also a winner and a leader on the court. I'm vocal, and I like to play defense."

His play on the hardwood has led to several early scholarship offers for the 2013 prospect. Programs such as South Carolina, Miami, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Xavier, UNLV, Baylor, and Oklahoma had already offered him a scholarship prior to the weekend. Over the last two days he has added offers from NC State, Florida, Georgetown, and Tennessee.

"It was great getting these offers," said Freeman. "I got NC State and Florida yesterday and today I was offered by Georgetown and Tennessee. It's great knowing programs like that believe in my talent. It makes me feel good as a player and a person."

NC State assistants Rob Moxley and Bobby Lutz are recruiting Freeman for the Wolfpack. The duo previously worked at Charlotte and their time there just might pay off for the Wolfpack.

"Coach Moxley and Coach Lutz, they are on me for State," said Freeman. "I've been talking to them a lot, and coach Gottfried. They are real cool guys.

"I knew coach Moxley and coach Lutz before they even went to NC State, from back when they were at Charlotte. So, I have a great relationship with them. They have been telling me that they want me to come in and be a scoring guard for them if I go there."

Trips are on the schedule in the next couple of months to NC State, Georgetown, Florida, and Tennessee. Freeman, who denies having an early leader, says that he will consider a few factors when it is time to make a decision.

"Everybody is equal right now," he said. "I'm looking for a relationship with the coaching staff and a style of play that fits me. I want to go to a school that can possibly prepare me for the next level but also make me a better person in life.

"When the time is right to make the decision, that's when I will do it."

Freeman is currently rated the No. 41 prospect in the 2013 class by, a four-star recruit.

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