Warren Makes His Choice

NC State landed one of the top basketball recruits in the country today when Brewster Academy (NH) small forward T.J. Warren announced his decision to attend NC State.

"I'm going to N.C. State," Warren told Scout.com's Evan Daniels in an exclusive interview.

"I feel like they are on the come up," he said. "I just want to go in there and help bring the excitement back to Raleigh, N.C."

T.J. Warren informed Scout.com last week that he had eliminated Florida and North Carolina, narrowing his list to NC State and Georgetown.

A commitment from Warren bolsters an already strong recruiting class for NC State that includes talented guards Rodney Purvis and Tyler Lewis. A five-star recruit, Warren is rated the No. 22 prospect in the 2012 class and the nation's No. 5 small forward prospect.

So what is NC State getting in T.J. Warren?

"This is a major pick up for N.C. State," said Scout.com's Evan Daniels. "Mark Gottfried and his staff spent a considerable amount of time working on him and it paid off. Warren is one of the best all-around scorers in the 2012 class. He shoots it at a high level, has an impressive skill set and can score it in a variety of ways.

"Adding Warren to a class that consists of Rodney Purvis and Tyler Lewis is a big deal. This is a great group of prospects and a class that will help them from a scoring standpoint right away."

"T.J. Warren is a kid who can really score the basketball," added Scout.com's Brian Snow. "From the wing he is capable of getting hot from beyond the arc, but he is more than just a shooter. He is also someone who can get to the rim, he is fairly athletic, and he has the ability to be a multi-faceted scorer who has an immediate impact.

"For T.J., I would imagine he plays quite a bit as a freshman. Now he does have an adjustment, like most freshmen, on the defensive end in terms of showing effort and the desire to be a good defender, but physically he should be capable. Also he will have to adjust to how hard you have to work on a daily basis in practice, but his natural talent and ability to score should play right away for the Wolfpack."

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