Ingram Updates Recruitment

Kinston (NC) junior forward Brandon Ingram is arguably the state's top prospect in the 2015 class. He recently spoke with Pack Pride about his development and recruitment.

The light is coming on for Brandon Ingram. Recognized for his ability at an early age Ingram really came into his own this summer on the AAU circuit.

"I played pretty good," said Ingram. "I feel like I made a big jump in my rankings and stuff... just playing better competition and showing what I can do."

It all started for Ingram back in the spring when he was one of just a handful of juniors to attend the NBPA Camp.

"That helped me out a lot," he sated. "It showed me where I was and what I needed to do a little more. It also showed me that I could compete with those guys, and it really carried over to the rest of the summer for me."

He really stepped up his game while being the go-to player on Stackhouse Elite, a team coached by Kinston legend and NBA veteran Jerry Stackhouse. For Ingram, he was able to learn from a pro but also develop into a more aggressive player, given his role.

"I love having the pressure on me," he said. "We have a great team, and I played as well as I could because I'm a competitor."

A growth spurt has also helped Ingram's game.

"I'm now 6'8," he said. "It's been fairly good transition. I'm still working on my game, and I think I can still handle and shoot well for m size. I've been developing some of my post game too."

He now holds offers from ECU, Virginia Tech, UNC, NC State, Minnesota, and Wake Forest, and he is receiving interest from Louisville, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, Kansas, Memphis, and VCU among others.

He was recently in Raleigh on an unofficial visit to NC State.

"I was there when State played Clemson," he said. "Clemson's a great team but State was competing to the end. I loved the atmosphere there.

"State stand pretty high on my list. They were the first to offer me and whenever I make my choice it's going to be where I fit in best, and the players going in there, and I like those things about them."

Another school that Ingram is high on is North Carolina.

"I like them too," he said. "A lot of people thought that was going to be the choice I made as soon as they offered, but I want to weigh my options.

"I'm going to keep showing what I can do in high school and next year on the AAU circuit before I make a decision."

Ingram maintains that he is wide open.

"I don't have a leader," he stated. "I'm interested in all of the schools."


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