Graham: "It Went Well"

Brewster Academy (NH) point guard Devonte Graham has started taking visits and it closing in on making a decision. He completed his NC State trip this morning and discussed his recruitment with Pack Pride.

Brewster Academy (NH) point guard Devonte Graham narrowed his list to Kansas, NC State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Providence last week and his first trip was to Kansas.

He visited the Jayhawks last Friday.

"I liked it a lot at Kansas," said Graham. "How the players got along, that stood out. The coaches and players... it felt like a big family there. Plus they win. The program, it speaks for itself."

Next up for Graham was his official visit to NC State. Graham, who grew up just minutes from the Wolfpack's campus, was taking his first "true" visit as the ACC school didn't recruit him heavily when he attended Raleigh (NC) Broughton High School.

"It went well... I enjoyed it actually," said Graham. "I didn't know the campus that big. When I was in high school the only thing I really did was team camp there so I hadn't been all around the campus.

"I'd say the players stood out the most to me... how I fit in with them. It was real good."

Graham, who was accompanied on his trip by his parents, indicated that the Wolfpack coaching staff felt they had the program moving in the right direction.

"They told me they'd be really good coming up," he said. "They said they just need certain pieces. With me being there, it would be good for their program and for me and my family. They talked about how everybody I know could come out and support that."

Who was Graham's player host for his visit?

"Trevor Lacey was my host," he stated. "I got to know Trevor this past summer when we played in the summer league together. I like Trevor a lot. He told me that if I came there it would work well for me because it's a really good system. He said he wouldn't be there if he didn't think it was a great system.

"I played with Trevor so I know he's going to be a huge help for NC State. He's real good. With T.J. [Warren] gone, Trevor can create his own shot, he can create for others, and he's a leader. He didn't play it this year, but the guys listen to him."

Graham also indicated that while on his visit he got the chance to play with some Wolfpack players.

"That was big," he said. "I got to see how the guys play. I think NC State can be really good. They'll get up and down the floor, and the scoring will be more balanced."

Next up for Graham is a visit to Virginia. As of now, he doesn't have a timeframe for making a decision.

"I'm not sure yet," he said. "I go to Virginia on Friday. Right now I don't have any other visits scheduled, but I might take a couple more. If I feel like I know where I want to go I'll make a decision."

A four-star point guard recruit, Graham had a breakout season for Brewster Academy.

"The kid was dynamite this year," Brewster head coach Jason Smith previously told's Evan Daniels. "I honestly think he can play anywhere. He's as good as any point guard we've ever had here.

"He was by far our most valuable player on the season. He runs a team, makes great decisions, shoots the balls and defends."

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