Wolfpack '06 Recruiting Notes

<B>DALLAS, TX -- </b>Recruiting Analyst Jeff Goodman was at the Next Level Ballers Tournament this past weekend and here's an update on several Wolfpack targets. Who is emerging as NC State's #1 target? Do the Wolfpack lead for Doneal Mack?

Edgar Sosa has emerged as one of the elite point guards in the nation – and has also emerged as arguably Herb Sendek's number one recruit for the Class of 2006.

Sosa showcased a terrific all-around game this past weekend in Dallas while earning MVP honors while leading an undermanned Gauchos team to the title at the Next Level Ballers Tournament.

Sosa got to the basket at will and finished without much difficulty. When he wasn't penetrating for baskets or finding teammates for open shots, he was knocking down looks from the perimeter.

Sosa lists N.C. State, along with Louisville, Miami, Vanderbilt, UConn and Florida State. However, a trio have emerged: Louisville, N.C. State and Miami.

``Those are the ones I definitely want to visit," Sosa said.

Landing Sosa won't be easy as Louisville coach Rick Pitino offered a scholarship to the Rice High (N.Y.) guard about a week ago.

MACK ATTACK
Doneal Mack is a newcomer to the Metro Hawks program out of New York, but he made the most of his somewhat-limited minutes.

The 6-5 Mack, a Statesville Christian (N.C.) rising senior, put up points at a rapid clip in Dallas – and he finished with 15 in a loss to Sosa's Gauchos in the title game. Mack said that the Wolfpack are in the mix, but his co-favorites are Miami and Virginia Tech.

Additional Notes: According to Albany City Rocks coach Jim Hart, N.C. State has expressed interest in rising junior guard Talor Battle of Bishop Magin High (N.Y.)... Former N.C. State commit Aaron Holmes, who de-committed from the Wolfpack, struggled through most of the weekend... Holmes' teammate with the Tallahassee Wildcats, 6-foot-3 rising junior shooting guard Gary Clark, was impressive and listed N.C. State – as well as Miami and Florida... Anthony Gurley, a 6-2 ½ shooting guard at Newton North (Mass.), averaged 30.5 points per game in a pair of BABC wins at the Victor Rho Tournament in Italy... Martin Brothers combo guard Jason Bohannon has N.C. State in his top three, but the Wolfpack are likely third – behind Wisconsin and Iowa... N.C. State's jumped into the race for Georgia guard JaJuan Jones. Jones, a 6'5 combo guard who transferred to Georgia from Ohio, was impressive at the Kingswood Classic and has already had an in-school visit from Wolfpack assistant Larry Harris... Another player who has caught N.C. State's attention is 6'4 wing Reggie Redding. The Philadelphia swingman has been very impressive this spring and is definitely one to watch.


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