Name: Javier Gonzalez
Hometown: Miami, Florida
High School: Dr. Krop High School
Position: Point Guard
NOTES: Gonzalez committed to NC State this week after considering offers from the Wolfpack, LSU, Washington State, Hofstra, Central Florida, and Duquesne among others.
The 6-foot point guard can create shots for teammates and score in traffic. He has the toughness needed to play the position in the ACC, and his athleticism can create problems for opposing defenses.
COACH QUOTE: "People ask me to compare him to some of my past players, but he's unlike any I've ever coached. He plays the point, but he's really a combo guard and what makes him great is that sort of light switch he has where all of a sudden he can take over a game. In that he reminds me of Doug Edwards. Doug played power forward, but they both have that ability where they suddenly amaze you and carry a team to victory." -- Krop head coach Shakey Rodriquez
"North Carolina State loves him. I think Javi could start for them next season." -- Miami Tropics head coach Art Alvarez
PLAYER QUOTE: "The ACC is a great conference. And they really love basketball in North Carolina. I think playing in that environment would be fun." -- Javier Gonzalez
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