2014 Basketball Recruiting Board

NC State already has commitments from Mouth of Wilson (VA) Oak Hill wings Caleb and Cody Martin, and the Wolfpack continues to recruit quality talent in the 2014 recruiting class.

The Pack Pride Basketball Recruiting Board is in no way connected with the NC State coaching staff. This board is for our readers to remain updated with the recruitment of players who have shown an interest in NC State and/or received interest from the Wolfpack.

2014 prospects are listed according to their interest through media outlets, and various sources.

Based on the depth chart below, NC State currently has two open scholarships they can use on the 2014 class.

2014-2015 NC State Projected Depth Chart
Here is a look at the scholarship roster based on classes and positions.

Position Senior Junior Sophomore Freshman
PG Tyler Lewis Anthony Barber
SG/PG Trevor Lacey  
SG Desmond Lee Caleb Martin
SG/WF Ralston Turner  
WF     Cody Martin
WF/PF   T.J. Warren  
PF Kyle Washington
PF/C Lennard Freeman
C BeeJay Anya

2014 Commitments
NC State has two commitments in the 2014 recruiting class.

SG Caleb Martin []
Hometown: Mocksville, NC
High School: Davie County High School
Vitals: 6-6/185

Caleb Martin is rated the No. 11 small forward prospect and the No. 34 player overall in the 2014 recruiting class by Scout.com. He originally committed to NC State over offers from Virginia Tech and Wake Forest among others.

A versatile wing and terrific long-range shooter, he is expected to contribute right away for the Wolfpack.

Caleb On Caleb: "I take every win to heart and every loss hard. I don't know how other people feel, but when I lose I go home and think about what I did and watch film to see what I can do better.

"I work at it. It doesn't matter if it's pickup basketball or a real game, every loss makes me mad. Man, I hate to lose [laughing]."


SF Cody Martin []
Hometown: Mocksville, NC
High School: Davie County High School
Vitals: 6-6/185

Cody Martin is rated the No. 25 small forward prospect and a four-star recruit in the 2014 recruiting class by Scout.com. He originally committed to NC State over offers from Virginia Tech and Wake Forest among others.

He is at his best operating in the mid-range and mid-post, and he is a terrific rebounder for his size.

Cody On Cody: "I was so used to the 15-footer, driving and rebounding, but then when AAU started I began to work on my three-pointers and ballhandling, and it's carried over. I'm more confident in my shot.

"Now I'm going to try and add weight. That's what I want to do next... and continue to work on the mid-range and my footwork, shooting... really everything. I want to be able to create shots for myself."


2014 Targets
NC State currently has two scholarships available and appears to be targeting frontcourt players to finish out the class.

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Quick Take: Abu hasn't really started to focus on his recruitment and likely won't do so until the AAU season is over. However, NC State is certainly one of the programs that has his attention.

"NC State has let me know that I'm one of their priorities," he said. "They say I'm a guy that can help them a lot down the road.

"I really like their coaching staff. They've been contacting me and my AAU coach. They have great people there. I look forward to learning more about them."

Abu is currently rated the No. 51 prospect in his class by Scout.com. A versatile forward capable of scoring on the block or the perimeter, he is being recruited by Wolfpack assistant Orlando Early.

He maintains that he is wide open in his recruitment.

List Of Schools: NC State, Florida, Boston College, Kansas, and UCONN among others


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Quick Take: One of the state's top players, Clark has had a great prep career at Clayton (NC) High School. As a junior, he averaged 25.3 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks per game.

NC State was one of the latest schools to offer Clark a scholarship, and it was one he had been waiting for.

"It's really exciting," he said. "My whole town... we're all basically NC State fans.

"Growing up in fifth grade a lot of my friends were Wolfpack fans and I kind of joined them. I didn't watch games that much and in middle school our entire team... we all were fans so we started to go to football games and root for State even more.

"He said they don't recruit big men that can just sit in the paint. They want big men who can shot 15-fooot jumpers, dribble, and pass. he said I fit what they do well, and he's been watching me for a long time. He wants me to be in their class, and he's hoping that I commit soon."

Clark, who says he doesn't have a leader, wants to make a decision later this fall. He is being recruited by Wolfpack assistant Rob Moxley.

List Of Schools: NC State, Miami, Maryland, Clemson, Cincinnati, Wake Forest, Pittsburgh, Wichita State, Ole Miss, ECU, UNC Greensboro, and Charlotte among others


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Quick Take: Known for his shot-blocking ability, Okonoboh spent a few years playing with close friend Nerlens Noel on the AAU circuit and in high school while at Tilton (NH) School.

"That is my brother right there," Okonoboh said of Noel. "I learned a lot from him, especially on the defensive end. Everything he does when it comes to defense I tried to watch and take notice. He's one of my best friends... I loved playing with him."

NC State offered Okonoboh a scholarship back in May.

"NC State is a great team," he said at the time. "They like athletic big men and big men that are versatile. I like them a lot. They run... they play fast. I've watched them a lot of times. C.J. Leslie played there, and he is an exciting player.

"Coach Rob Moxley is recruiting me for NC State. He's a nice guy. He keeps it real."

While Okonoboh hasn't named a leader, most believe Indiana is in really good shape with the nation's No. 37 recruit.

List Of Schools: NC State, Duke, Louisville, Indiana, Pittsburgh, Providence, Florida, and Syracuse among others


Size: 7-1/230 |

Quick Take: An extremely long center prospect with outstanding shotblocking ability, Chukwu is sill developing on the offensive end.

He holds several offers, and NC State was one of the schools to join the mix in the spring.

"They've been sending me a lot of letters and talking to my guardian," Chukwu said of NC State last month. "During the season my dad said they would be recruiting me so he told me to watch them play. I've watched some of their games.

"I haven't been there yet for a visit or talked to the head coach, but my guardian has. I have some feel for how they are. I think they are a good team. I think I would fit there if I go there, but that's just from seeing how they play on TV. I need to go down there and see what it's like at the school."

He is currently rated a four-star recruit and the No. 49 prospect in the country by Scout.com.

List Of Schools: NC State, Providence, St. John's, St. Joseph's, UConn, and Virginia among others


Size: 6-4/175 |

Quick Take: Rated the No. 17 shooting guard prospect and a four-star recruit by Scout.com, Macura is regarded as one of the nation's best shooters. However, he feels there are also other areas of his game where he excels.

"I feel like I can see the floor," he said. "A lot of people think I can just shoot, but I think I have a good ability of passing the ball.

"I'd like to keep working on my defense and getting physically stronger. I also want to keep working on my jumper."

NC State extended an offer a couple of weeks ago.

"It's high-level basketball, that league... the ACC," he said. "I've been talking with the coaches at NC State for a while now and they were saying they just needed to watch me play. After they did, they offered me a scholarship.

"It felt good. I've watched them play a few times now and I'm comfortable with how they play."

He remains wide open with his recruitment.

List Of Schools: NC State, Miami, Minnesota, Texas Tech, Xavier, Creighton, Florida State, Boston College, Iowa State, Butler, Kansas State, Dayton, and Saint Louis among others


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Quick Take: Hurt is at Northwest Florida State after leaving Lipscomb following a coaching change.

The 6-foot-10, 280-pound center averaged 11.5 points and 7.8 boards in less than 25 minutes while earning Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year honors.

NC State is one of several high-major programs already pursuing the junior college prospect.

"NC State has a great program," he said. "They've won a lot of games the last couple of seasons. They've done a real good job of building the program back up. Plus, they use their big men really well."

Hurt admitted that he is a long way from making a college decision and his recruitment is wide open.

List Of Schools: NC State, Indiana, Ole Miss, Alabama, Miami, Penn State, Arizona, Marquette, Tennessee, Louisville, and Georgia Tech among others

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Quick Take: An athletic combo forward, Gant earned an offer from NC State earlier this spring.

"Coach Early has been saying how we have to build a relationship," he stated earlier this month. "We have to stay in touch with each other. He said if I have any questions, all I need to do is ask him.

"I'm still trying to learn about NC State, like with all the schools recruiting me."

As with most of the prospects on the board, Gant says he is open and has no timetable for making a decision.

List Of Schools: NC State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Miami, and Syracuse among others


2014 Prospects To Watch
Here are some other 2014 standouts to keep an eye on. Several have already earned offers from NC State.

Emmanuel Mudiay PG Prime Prep (Dallas, TX) 6'3/180
A five-star prospect, Mundiay holds an offer from NC State. He's the No. 2 point guard in the country. Emmanuel Mudiay Profile
Elijah Thomas C Prime Prep (Dallas, TX) 6'9/240
Thomas has held an offer from NC State for a while now but maintains that he is wide open with his recruitment. Elijah Thomas Profile
Payton Dastrup PF/C Mountain View (Mesa, AZ) 6'10/220
Dastrup picked up an offer from NC State in the spring. Most believe he will ink with BYU or stay on the west coast. Payton Dastrup Profile
Ahmed Hill PG Aquinas (Augusta, GA) 6'4/180
Hill landed an offer from NC State last fall. Ahmed Hill Proflie
Ray Kasongo PF St. John's NW (Delafield, WI) 6'8/235
Kasongo, who hails from Canada, is a bruiser in the post who already holds offers from several programs. Ray Kasongo Profile
Reid Travis PF De La Salle (Minneapolis, MN) 6'7/240
Travis is one of the top combo forwards in the country. Reid Travis Profile
Terry Larrier F Our Saviour Lutheran (Bronx, NY) 6'7/185
Larrier, who has had a great summer, is now claiming an offer from the Wolfpack. Terry Larrier Profile


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