Warren is NC State's third commitment in the 2012 recruiting class, as he joins four-star point guard Tyler Lewis and five-star combo guard Rodney Purvis. The Wolfpack is projected to lose just two scholarship players from the 2011-12 team, wing C.J. Williams and guard Alex Johnson.
NC State still has one scholarship remaining to use on the 2012 recruiting class.
With four seniors on the 2012-2013 team, NC State will have another four scholarships available for the 2013 recruiting class.
Here is an updated roster of the scholarship players following the commitment from T.J. Warren.
|Scott Wood||F||Sr.||Marion (Marion, Ind.)||6-6/175|
|Wood has played small forward his entire career, but he will probably need to play some in the backcourt given the lack of depth. Can he handle it defensively? Wood led the team in minutes played last year (31.3), and he averaged 9.7 points and hit 42% of his 3-point attempts.|
|Jordan Vandenberg||C||Sr.||Aust. Institute of Sport (Melbourne, Aust.)||7-1/258|
|Vandenberg started to earn minutes later in the year, providing energy off the bench. With Tracy Smith graduating, he could be in line for the starting job at center.|
|Richard Howell||F||Sr.||Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.)||6-8/250|
|Howell could really emerge for the Wolfpack during his junior campaign, as he was their most efficient player last season. Playing just 18 minutes a night, Howell averaged 7.4 points and 6.5 rebounds while shooting 52% from the field. He should be able to contribute at power forward and center in Mark Gottfried's high post offense. He lost weight in the offseason, which should add to his effectiveness.|
|DeShawn Painter||C||Sr.||Hargrave (Norfolk, Va.)||6-9/231|
|Like with Vandenberg, Painter has a tremendous opportunity in front of him following Smith's graduation. He showed signs of progressing when Smith was sidelined last year.|
|C.J. Leslie||PF||Jr.||Word of God (Raleigh, N.C.)||6-8/209|
|Leslie was an All-ACC freshman team pick this past season for the Wolfpack, and his role should expand in 2011. He averaged 11.0 points and led the Wolfpack in rebounding (7.2) and blocked shots (1.3). Leslie could be asked to play more small forward as a sophomore.|
|Lorenzo Brown||G||Jr.||Centennial (Roswell, Ga.)||6-5/186|
|Harrow's departure opens the door wide open for Lorenzo Brown to seize control of NC State's team. Harrow missed 2.5 games last year with an illness (Duke, UNC, and VT), and in those games Brown averaged 14.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 5.3 assists. He will be the primary ballhandler from day one and could have a big sophomore campaign.||Thomas de Thaey||PF||Soph.||Canarias Basketball Academy (Dendermonde, Belgium)||6-8/239|
|NC State's last signee in the 2011 class, de Thaey is expected to contribute right away for the Wolfpack. A power forward capable of playing in the paint or on the perimeter, de Thaey is athletic and skilled.||Tyler Harris||F||Soph.||St. Benedict's (Long Island, N.Y.)||6-8/203|
|Harris is going to have to contribute next season for the Wolfpack, likely at both forward positions. A fundamentally sound player with a strong outside jumper, he should add some versatility off the bench.||Jaqawn Raymond||G||Soph.||Statesboro (Statesboro, Ga.)||6-4/195|
|NC State's latest signee, Raymond will be asked to play right away as a true freshman, providing depth in the backcourt. An athletic player, Raymond will likely back up the guard positions next year.|
|Tyler Lewis||PG||Fr.||Forsyth Country Day (Lewisville, N.C.)||5-11/165|
|NC State's first commitment in the 2012 class, Lewis should see minutes right away at point guard for the Wolfpack.|
|Rodney Purvis||SG/PG||Fr.||Upper Room (Raleigh, N.C.)||6-4/185|
|Like Lewis, Purvis will be counted on to play as a true freshman. He'll provide depth at shooting guard and could even play as a third guard in a three-guard lineup.|
|T.J. Warren||F||Fr.||Brewster Academy (Durham, N.C.)||6-8/230|
|Warren has a chance to play right away because of his ability to score the basketball. He's one of the top scorers in the 2012 recruiting class.|
Here is a look at the scholarship roster based on classes and positions.
|PG||Lorenzo Brown||Tyler Lewis|
|G||Jaqawn Raymond||Rodney Purvis|
|WF||Scott Wood||Tyler Harris||T.J. Warren|
|PF||Richard Howell||Thomas de Thaey|