He inked with the Wolfpack after also considering Florida, UConn, and Providence among others.
"It feels good," Abut told Pack Pride. "Now that it's all over I can look forward to finishing up this high school season. Then I can start preparing for State where hopefully I can make an impact."
Abu should definitely be able to make an impact at NC State. Scout.com considers him one of the top power forwards in the 2014 recruiting class.
"What I like about Abu is his physicality, energy and his improved scoring attack," said Scout.com Recruiting Analyst Evan Daniels. "He plays hard on both ends of the floor and using his strength to muscle up with the opposition in the paint.
"Offensively he has a good mid-range jump shot and has showed a hook on the block. He's also a good rebounder that attacks the glass on both ends. He could certainly improve his ball handling, although that's not a major concern with him playing the power forward spot."
"The first thing that comes to mind is rebounding and toughness," added Scout.com Recruiting Analyst Brian Snow. "Abu is one of the highest energy players in the class and is also a very good athlete. That athleticism, energy, and toughness make him a major problem for opponents to keep off the glass.
"Now he needs to continue to get more skilled facing the rim as he is undersized and won't be able to get away with as much in college as he does in high school just on pure energy, but he should be fine going forward."
NC State head coach Mark Gottfried also raves about his recent signee.
"Malik plays with a high motor and has tremendous athleticism," stated Gottfried. "He has great strength and can play near the basket and also step out and shoot."
"I'm going to go down there looking to play my game," Abu said. "We already have a very good team with some really young players that work hard. That's one of the things I liked about State the most... I feel like I fit in there."
He has been able to watch the Pack in action this season.
"They are a young team that's going to keep working hard... I know they are going to pull through. There are going to be some growing pains but in the end they'll definitely be better."
As for Abu, he's now focused on his final year at Kimball Union (NH), where he is looking to lead them to a state title.
"I definitely think we can contend for it," he said. "That's the goal... to win it all."
Here is a collection of highlights of Abu in action!