NC State Basketball Recruiting Outlook

With a class that already features potential McDonald's All-American Cedric Simmons, former Georgetown starting point guard Tony Bethel and versatile St. Raymond's (N.Y.) swingman Gavin Grant, the Wolfpack staff is basically down to one spot for three candidates.

The three players are Cincinnati Moeller (Ohio) two-sport star Andrew Brackman, Charlotte Latin (N.C.) 6-5 swingman Anthony Morrow and Mater Dei (Calif.) wing forward Marcel Jones.

They each hail from completely different parts of the country, but one thing each has in common is that they can fill it up from long range.

Morrow has already taken a trip to N.C. State – along with visits to Tennessee and Charlotte. He will take his final visit this weekend to Georgia Tech and will then be ready to make a final decision.

``Things are clearing up for me," Morrow said after coming back from a short jaunt to Charlotte this past weekend. ``It's still going to be a hard decision."

Jones will likely choose between Oregon and N.C. State, but there's a chance that before he even steps foot on the Raleigh campus on Oct. 4 that Morrow could have already jumped at the open scholarship and made a decision.

Brackman is the most intriguing of the three players in that he might fit what the staff needs the most. He's almost 6-9 and will cause matchup problems for opponents because of his length and perimeter skills.

Brackman welcomed Herb Sendek for an in-home visit a week or so ago, but a date for an official visit has yet to be set. Brackman is also looking at Ohio State, Vanderbilt and Dayton.

While Brackman's potential could be higher than the other two players, there is also a risk involved as the lefty has a 90 mile-per-hour fastball which could earn him a big payday in this year's Major League Baseball Draft.

Pack Pride Top Stories