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.
Here is a look at the scholarship roster based on classes and positions.
|PG||Tyler Lewis||Anthony Barber|
|SG||Desmond Lee||Caleb Martin|
NC State has two commitments in the 2014 recruiting class.
NC State currently has two scholarships available and appears to be targeting frontcourt players to finish out the class.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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|