Alexander: "They Always Have Great Guards"

One of the recent targets that N.C. State has started working on is four-star Class of 2017 wing Galen Alexander.

One of the recent targets that N.C. State has started working on is four-star Class of 2017 wing Galen Alexander.

The native of Louisiana is currently regarded as the No. 48 overall prospect in the Class of 2017 national rankings and he recently picked up some recent new scholarship offers to go along with his already long list of schools.

"Last week I got offers from Marquette, Texas, Arkansas, Alabama, N.C. State and TCU," Alexander told Pack Pride.

Those schools join Arizona, Cal, LSU, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC and Wake Forest as the main schools that Alexander is listing at the moment. It's still early in the process for Alexander, as he's still waiting to see which schools get involved over the next few months before cutting any lists.

"They're all big schools. They're all schools that I'll be seriously considering. All great coaches and I just look forward to building relationships with both the team and the coaches," Alexander said.

"Right now, I haven't really put too much thought into [favorite schools]. I've really just been focused on developing and working on my game to make sure that when I do decide, I'll be able to step on the floor my first year there."

Although N.C. State is a recent scholarship offer for the 6-foot-6 Alexander, he's familiar with some things that the program can bring to the table.

"They push the ball, they get up and down the floor. They always have great guards at N.C. State," Alexander said. "Being on the wing, you always need guards to play with, so that's good too."

Right now, Alexander hasn't set any visits up and he's trying to figure out where he'll check out this summer.

"I know this summer [I'll take visits]. I'm not sure where. I'm going to take two visits this summer and I plan on cutting my list down at the end of the summer and then sometime around December I'd like to cut it again and go from there," Alexander said.

When Alexander eventually decides on a school, he's looking for a couple of different things from his future program.

"Deciding schools is probably just going to be the relationship with the coaches," Alexander said. "You know, the atmosphere, the feel. I want to play for a team that needs me on the floor. I don't want to go where I'm wanted, I want to go where I'm needed."

So far this spring, it's been a tough one for Alexander's team, RM5 Elite, as they're off to a 1-10 start in the Nike EYBL. Although his team is struggling, Alexander is putting up solid numbers as he's averaging 11 points and 5 rebounds per game this spring.

"[I'm] really aggressive. Really aggressive offensively and defensively. Get to the rack and attack people and use my strength to get to the basket," Alexander said of his game.

"These next couple weeks, I'm going to be in the gym getting up a lot of shots and working on my three-point game and being able to take guys off the dribble."

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