NAME: Lavar Batts
HOMETOWN: Concord (NC)
HIGH SCHOOL: Robinson High School
NOTES: NC State landed a huge commitment over the weekend when 2017 point guard Lavar Batts Jr. verbally committed to new head coach Kevin Keatts. Batts originally signed with VCU in the fall but received his release after VCU head coach Will Wade left for LSU a couple of weeks ago.
Generally considered the top player in the state, Batts originally committed to VCU over offers from Clemson, Butler, Florida State, Georgia, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech and Tennessee among others.
Batts averaged 23.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game as a senior, and he became the all-time leading scorer among Cabarrus County public school players with 2,174 points.
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