Dewitt has a Leader

Wilson (NC) Charis Prep standout forward Keith Dewitt blew up over the Evaluation Period and recently he visited an ACC program currently on his list.

Wilson (NC) Charis Prep standout forward Keith Dewitt blew up over the Evaluation Period and recently he visited an ACC program currently on his list.

"I went to NC State this week," said Dewitt. "It was good. I shot around with some of the guys and I talked with the coaches. I didn't get to see all of the campus, but I saw a lot of it. I want to see it again though."

Before he left Raleigh, Dewitt had a chance to talk with the Wolfpack coaching staff.

"They said they wanted to offer me a scholarship," Dewitt stated. "I didn't give them an answer on the spot or anything. I'm going to take some visits because I know I want to visit Missouri and Cincy.

"Coach Lowe is a tough coach. He seems like a good guy. They just told me that I will be able to play. It was a good experience."

Checking in at 6-foot-10 and 215 pounds, Dewitt averaged 16 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists for Charis Prep. A combo forward with playmaking skills, he's likely slated to play the power forward spot on the college level. He had the opportunity to play on the AAU circuit, but Dewitt and head coach Carlos Peralta weren't interested in that. He's working out everyday at Charis while he continues to focus on his academics. The structured environment has been a positive influence on Dewitt.

"I think it's been good for him," Peralta previously told Pack Pride. "He's not doing the AAU deal... he doesn't need the exposure. He's doing well in the classroom and we anticipate that he won't have any problems with qualification. He's on the right track and is really turning his life around in a positive way. I'm really proud of him."

Dewitt says that he holds offers from Missouri, Marquette, LaSalle, Cincinnati, Florida State, Miami, Nebraska, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, South Carolina, and NC State.

A Big 12 program holds the early lead.

"Based on my relationship with the coaches, I'd say Missouri stands out the most," said Dewitt. "I'm really cool with them. They said I could come in right away and start. They said I can get the rebound and push the ball up the floor. That's how I play my game. The big thing is I want playing time right away."

After taking a couple more visits, Dewitt said he may be ready to make a fall decision.

"I will probably be ready in the middle of my basketball season," he stated.


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