Freeman Set To Visit

Mouth of Wilson (VA) Oak Hill Academy head coach Steve Smith confirmed on Tuesday evening that forward Lennard Freeman will be taking an official visit to NC State this weekend.

Mouth of Wilson (VA) Oak Hill Academy head coach Steve Smith confirmed on Tuesday evening that forward Lennard Freeman will be taking an official visit to NC State this weekend.

"Next up for Lennard is a visit to NC State starting this weekend," said Smith. "That will be an official visit. The following weekend he will go to Villanova, and he has told the coaches at UAB and Seton Hall that he will visit them as well."

Freeman visited NC State unofficially back in February when the Wolfpack hosted Florida State.

"I know he had a great time," Smith, who joined freeman on the unofficial visit, said at the time. "We had a long drive back and haven't talked a whole lot about it because he slept most of the way home, but he talked about how he enjoyed the game and loved the atmosphere.

"He talked about the crowd and facilities... all of that."

According to coach Smith, Freeman's recruitment is just now starting to pick up, and he is currently wide open.

"If he has a leader, he's not telling me," said Smith, laughing. "I think he wants to take these visits first."

There had been some speculation that Freeman could re-classify back to the 2014 class.

"Well, he is still working on that decision," Smith said. "I believe though that Lennard is leaning towards going ahead and heading to college. That's what I think he's planning on doing right now."

A 6-foot-8 forward, Freeman really stepped up his play late in the season.

"I thought he had a great year for us," said Smith. "He started a little slow, and a lot of that was getting used to his teammates and our offense, but down the stretch he really came on.

"I think he averaged around 10 points and 10 rebounds over our last 12 games... he was very good for us down the stretch."

Rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com, Freeman is considering offers from NC State, Villanova, UAB, Seton Hall, and Rutgers among others.


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