"Ben came home from school and we talked on Friday, and that's what he decided to do," she said. "He called Coach Sendek, and he seemed very happy."
"Ben had a real good feeling about Coach Sendek," his mother added. "Coach Sendek has been recruiting him personally since last September, and I think that was important."
McCauley chose NC State over a host of programs, including Cincinnati, Xavier, Virginia, UCLA, and Pittsburgh among others.
Stay tuned for more tonight from Ben McCauley on his verbal commitment to attend NC State.
Scouting Report: "McCauley has developed skills for a frontcourt player, able to step out and hit a jumper and score around the basket. He's also gotten bigger, growing an inch in the last year and putting on 15 pounds, giving him the bulk to play underneath and bang. He averaged 26 points and 17 rebounds a game as a junior." -- Analyst Tracy Pierson