Watson Will Visit NC State

CARTERSVILLE, GA -- One of the big men that N.C. State is recruiting the hardest this summer is Class of 2017 center Nate Watson.

One of the big men that N.C. State is recruiting the hardest this summer is Class of 2017 center Nate Watson.
The 6-foot-9, 250-pound Watson is currently ranked No. 58 overall in the latest Scout.com national rankings as he plays his final summer of AAU with D.C. Premier. 
At the Under Armour Association Finals outside of Atlanta the second week of the July live evaluation period, N.C. State coach Mark Gottfried and assistant coach Butch Pierre were spotted tracking Watson as he currently has the Wolfpack in his top five.
"N.C. State, Miami, Providence, Maryland and Wake Forest. They're all on me pretty hard. That's basically my top five," Watson said.
Watson told Pack Pride that he's looking into taking visits to all five schools, but he has three places in mind for official visits, including N.C. State.
"I'm supposed to go on an official visit to N.C. State and Miami and Providence," Watson said. "I think I'm going to N.C. State on August 23rd, and Providence in October and Miami in August."
With the N.C. State visit, Watson wants to get a better feel for the program and how they might use him in the future.
"I just want to learn more about the program and how they feature their bigs and just everyone," Watson said. "I'm just now starting get into the basketball world, but I think they use their big men well."
Seeing how a school will use him is one of the keys that Watson is looking for when deciding on a future school but he also has a few more things he's looking for.
"Just if they really want me, if they feed the post and if it's a good area to be in," Watson said of his main recruiting focuses.
As for this summer, Watson is off to a solid start as he shot 59 percent from the field while averaging 9.2 points and 7.6 rebounds per game for D.C. Premier. Besides playing in the post, Watson is focused on trying to expand his offensive game.

"It's going good, I'm just trying to get better day-by-day. I just want to work on my face-up skills. Attack off the dribble," Watson said.

Watson will close out the month of July by playing in Las Vegas at the Fab 48 with D.C. Premier as he tries to close out the July live evaluation period.
"It's really fun. It's kind of like playing in a college atmosphere with everyone watching and everyone cheering you on," Watson said.

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