Top 100 Prospect To The ACC

Ben McCauley, a 6-foot-8 power forward out of Herminie (Penn.) Yough, is officially off the board. McCauley opted to end his recruitment and make his college choice.

The North Carolina State Wolfpack has added to their 2005 recruiting haul. In addition to No. 48 Courtney Fells, the Pack has added another Top 100 prospect.

Ben McCauley, a 6-foot-8 skilled power forward out of Yough High near the Pittsburgh area, committed to the Wolfpack.

"I know that he made Coach Sendek's day, I know that," Lynn McCauley, Ben's mother said.

State head coach Herb Sendek knows the area well where McCauley grew up and the Pack accepted a commitment from the No. 82 prospect in America. Cincinnati, Ohio State and Xavier were prominent in McCauley's recruitment.

McCauley had a host of visits scheduled but realized that he there was everything he was looking for in Raleigh. "He just decided that there wasn't anything else he needed to see [so he committed]," Lynn McCauley said.

The Wolfpack's interest in McCauley stems from the player's overall skill level. McCauley is a big man with innate passing ability, a face up jumper and the big body to help the Pack on the glass inside.

Sendek's squad remains heavily involved with a pair of Top 30 prospects. Power forward J.P. Prince (No. 29) are scheduled for official visits in the coming weeks.

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*- McCauley Chooses NC State

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