Anya Recaps NC State Visit

NC State hosted one of the top prospects in the 2013 class on Friday when DeMatha Catholic (MD) center BeeJay Anya visited the Wolfpack. What did he think of the unofficial?

NC State hosted one of the top prospects in the 2013 class on Friday when DeMatha Catholic (MD) center BeeJay Anya visited the Wolfpack. What did he think of the unofficial?

"It went well," said Anya. "It was a good visit. I got to watch some of their highlight videos, and we also got to walk around campus with the freshmen. That was real cool.

"I already knew most of the guys there from playing AAU so that was big... to already have relationships with some of the guys."

According to Anya, NC State's pitch is simple. They need big men ready to play right away, and they feel he is that type of a player.

"NC State is on the rebuild," he said. "Last year was coach Gottfried's first year and he took them to the Sweet Sixteen, and this year they are picked to win the ACC. They have three All-Americans, and they are probably losing two forwards so I know if I go there I can play and be a part of a good team."

Heading up Anya's recruitment for the Wolfpack is assistant coach Rob Moxley, who has been recruiting him for over a year now.

"Great guy, that's what coach Moxley is," said Anya. "I like him a lot. He seems like a good coach... I really like what I'm hearing from him about everything. I think we've got a good relationship. It would be great to play for him and coach Gottfried if I went there."

With offers on the table from programs like NC State, UCLA, Indiana, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, and Louisville among others, Anya certainly has options. At this point in time he doesn't have any other visits scheduled, and he maintains that he is wide open.

However, the four-star recruit knows exactly what he is looking for when the time comes to make a decision.

"I'm looking for a place where I can come in and play," he said. "I also want to go to a place where I feel at home, but the main thing is I want to contribute right away.

"I don't want to go to a place where they just want me to set screens. I want to be involved in the offense and a player that is expected to contribute for my team."


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