Alexander Still Hearing From NC State

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- NC State is still very much in the picture for four-star Class of 2017 wing Galen Alexander as the Louisiana native has been a priority of new assistant coach Butch Pierre.

NC State is still very much in the picture for four-star Class of 2017 wing Galen Alexander as the Louisiana native has been a priority of new assistant coach Butch Pierre.

Alexander told Pack Pride that Pierre keeps in regular contact with the 6-foot-6 wing and that he's still interested in what the school has to offer.

"NC State is still involved," Alexander said. "I talk to Coach Butch almost every other day. He's from Louisiana too so me and him have a great relationship. Where I'm from, he comes down a lot because one of my mentors -- he passed a few years ago -- he and coach they were best friends. So coach comes down a lot to visit with his wife and I just try to catch up with him whenever."

The recruiting process has been a busy one for Alexander as he said he's hearing from Arizona, Arkansas, Cal, LSU, Marquette, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M and UCLA as well. Alexander saw a few campuses on unofficial visits this spring and also has two official visits in mind for the future.

"I only took a visit to TCU. The only two schools I visited were LSU and TCU," Alexander said. "I plan on taking an official visit to Arizona and Marquette. I'm not sure when, but those are two schools I want to see."

With so many schools remaining active in the picture, Alexander is hoping to cut his list down at some point during July.

"I was just talking to my dad about it earlier today. Probably going to be cutting my list down either after Peach Jam or after Vegas," Alexandersaid.

As for his June, Alexander has been very busy going from coast-to-coast as he participated in the Pangos All-American Camp in Los Angeles before heading to Virginia for the NBPA Top 100 Camp.

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"It's been good. I feel like I've played okay. You know, it's really been fun. This is the first time I've been at this camp and I was at Pangos. And it's fun playing basketball," Alexander said. "I'm really enjoying it, soaking it in and meeting new friends. I've met a lot of people since being here so far and it's been great."

During the camp, Alexander took some time to work one-on-one with John Lucas to help him get some new offensive moves into his arsenal.

"Earlier me and Coach Lucas, we've been working on helping me create shots," Alexander said. "Giving me new moves and I used a few of them today."

During the spring, Alexander played in 16 games and averaged 11.2 points and 5.3 rebounds per game in the Nike EYBL.


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