Commit Highlights: Deshawn Painter

Chatham (VA) Hargrave standout forward Deshawn Painter committed to NC State after also considering Maryland and Virginia Tech. Here's your chance to catch the recent Wolfpack commitment in action!

Name: Deshawn Painter
Hometown: Norfolk, Virginia
High School: Hargrave Military Academy
AAU Team: Boo Williams Position: Power Forward
Vitals: 6'9/220

Notes: Chatham (VA) Hargrave Military standout Deshawn Painter has reached a decision and the talented forward will play in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

"I just committed to NC State," said Painter. "I had a good feel for them. Sidney Lowe was big for me and I had a great vibe with the players. I just feel it was a great fit all the way around. It felt like home."

After taking visits to NC State, Virginia Tech, and Maryland, Painter narrowed it down to the Wolfpack and Terps before picking NC State.

Checking in at 6-foot-9 and 220 pounds, Painter has a chance to impact as a true freshman. He is currently rated the No. 20 power forward in the country and the No. 69 player overall in the 2009 class by Scout.com.

He will be NC State's sixth signee in the 2009 class, joining guards Lorenzo Brown and Scott Wood, forwards Richard Howell and Josh Davis, and center Jordan Vandenberg.

Coach Quote: "With N.C. State he feels he's got a chance to play right away and there's a certain comfort level that he has with those guys.

"You're getting a guy that can come in and play right away. He's an athletic kid that can step out and knock down the open shot. He's going to bring a little bit of inside-outside to N.C. State they can use." -- Hargrave Head Coach Kevin Keatts

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