Hudson: 'I Like State A Lot'

NC State held its annual Elite Skills Basketball Camp last week and several top prospects were in attendance. The most highly-regarded may have been Chatham (VA) Hargrave Military Academy standout Dorenzo Hudson.

"I went to a couple of camps last week," Dorenzo Hudson told Pack Pride. "First I went to Virginia Tech and then I came back and went to [NC] State.

"I liked State's camp better. I did a lot of drills, and I think it helped my game some. I had a chance to meet their new coaching staff and check out their facilities."

What does Hudson think of NC State and the new coaching staff after his brief stay in Raleigh?

"Oh, I like State a lot," he said. "They have real nice facilities. I liked playing in the gym they have, and they have a nice weight room too.

"The old staff had offered me [a scholarship], but the new staff hasn't done it yet. The head coach said he's going to get back with me about it. I like him, he's a cool guy."

Forward J.T. Thompson

Hudson was joined in Raleigh by his cousin and former high school teammate J.T. Thompson. Like Hudson, Thompson, also a member of the 2007 class, starred for Marshville (NC) Forest Hills last season but now he's on the move.

"My cousin, J.T., he went to State with me," said Hudson. "He's about 6'6 and 220 pounds. He's bigger than me and more of a forward.

"I don't think he's going to Hargrave with me, I don't know that yet, but I know he's not going back to Forest Hills."

In the latest rankings, Hudson is now rated the No. 45 prosect in the country and the No. 13 shooting guard overall, and his recruitment has also picked up.

He also has a bunch of schools trying to get in the mix. The ones recruiting him the hardest are NC State, Miami, Georgia, Wake Forest, East Carolina and Virginia Tech.

At this point there is no early leader for the 6-foot-4 wing, but he does claim scholarship offers from Pittsburgh, Georgia, Clemson, Miami, Virginia Tech, and East Carolina. Hudson is in no hurry to make a decision.

"I'm just playing it out right now, I don't really have a leader," he said. "I'm going to try and make [a decision] in November. I want to take my official visits."

Hudson plans on attending the NBA Top 100 Camp held in Richmond, Virginia and one of the major shoe camps. He will play the rest of the summer with the Charlotte Royals before heading to Hargrave.

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