Pack Pride Basketball Recruiting Board

With signatures from two of the top guards in the 2010 class, NC State is looking to add another prospect to give the Wolfpack one of the top recruiting classes in the country.

The Pack Pride Recruiting Board is in no way connected with the NC State coaching staff. This board is for our readers to remain updated with the recruitment of players who have shown an interest in NC State.

2010, 2011, and 2010 prospects are listed according to their interest in NC State through media outlets, various sources, etc... The 2011 and 2012 lists also includes additional potential prospects who either have or could emerge as legitimate NC State targets. We will update this board throughout the recruiting year when new information is reported.

2010 Signees
NC State has signatures from two elite guard prospects.

G Lorenzo Brown []
Hometown: Roswell, Georgia
High School: Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, VA)
Vitals: 6-5/180
PREP SCHOOL VIDEO, SR. VIDEO, AAU VIDEO

A combo guard capable of playing both backcourt positions, Brown is a smooth guard with a slick handle, above-average athleticism, and the ability to create for others.

He was the Wolfpack's star recruit in the 2009 class but failed to qualify academically and has to attend prep school.

Brown signed with NC State in November and was arguably the top guard in prep school this past season. Rated a five-star prospect by Scout.com, Brown is expected to contribute right away for the Wolfpack.

PICKED NC STATE OVER: Florida, Tennessee, and Texas among others

PG Ryan Harrow []
Hometown: Marietta, Georgia
High School: Walton High School
Vitals: 6'0/155
SR. VIDEO, 2009 ELITE 80 VIDEO, JR. VIDEO, AAU VIDEO 1, AAU VIDEO 2, AAU VIDEO 3

As a junior, Harrow helped lead Marietta (GA) Walton to one of the best seasons in school history. He led the area in scoring and was named County Player of the Year over future ACC players Richard Howell (NC State), Ari Stewart (Wake Forest), and Glen Rice Jr. (Georgia Tech).

He had a strong spring and summer on the AAU circuit, and is now rated a five-star prospect by Scout.com. Currently he's the No. 24 player overall in the 2010 class and the No. 8 point guard prospect.

As a senior Harrow averaged 32 points, six assists, five rebounds, and four steals and was recently named Gatorade Georgia Boys Basketball Player of the Year. He will be playing in the Derby Festival and Capital Classic All-Star Games.

PICKED NC STATE OVER: Auburn



2010 Targets
NC State is looking to land another impact player in the 2010 class. With Harrow and Brown in the fold, they can afford to be picky and Leslie is the top priority.


F C.J. Leslie []
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
High School: Word of God Academy
Vitals: 6-8/200
2009 CAROLINA CHALLENGE VIDEO, HS VIDEO, AAU VIDEO 1, AAU VIDEO 2

Leslie had been committed to NC State since 2007 but re-opened his recruitment last spring. All of the big-time programs are all over him, as he is regarded as one of the top players in his class. A combo forward, Leslie has the ability to impact on the college level as a freshman.

NC State remains in the mix, and the Wolfpack is considered one of the favorites along with Kentucky and Florida. Leslie attended several NC State games this past season and is extremely close with Wolfpack signee Ryan Harrow.

Leslie is rated a five-star prospect and the No 12 player overall in the 2010 class. He is a McDonald's All-American and will likely be announcing his decision in April.

COLLEGE LIST: NC State, Florida, Kentucky, Oregon, UCONN, and UCLA among others

PF/C Luke Cothron []
Hometown: Red Springs, North Carolina
School: Flora MacDonald Academy
Vitals: 6-8/205

Cothron committed to NC State in the fall but didn't sign during the early signing period and recently backed out of his verbal commitment.

Sources close to the situation have indicated that Cothron never officially called the Wolfpack coaches to decommit, but multiple media outlets spoke with Cothron and/or his coach who confirmed the decommitment.

It's unclear as to if NC State will continue to pursue Cothron, but he still lists the Wolfpack, for the time being.

Cothron is rated a four-star prospect and the No. 13 power forward in the country by Scout.com.

COLLEGE LIST: NC State, UCONN, Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Miss. Kentucky among others

G/F Bo Ingram [JC]
Hometown: Kinston, NC
Junior College: South Plains JC
Vitals: 6-5/200

A NC State fan, Ingram headed to South Plains JC after playing his prep career at Kinston (NC) High School. As a freshman at South Plains, he averaged just under 10 per game in about 17 minutes of action. This season he averaged nearly 13 points and six boards a game.

He's already taken a visit to Campbell and is scheduled to visit UT-Arlington and potentially Idaho. NC State has yet to offer but the Wolfpack has remained in contact.

"I'm still talking to NC State," Ingram told Pack Pride this morning. "The feedback from them is they are waiting to see what C.J. Leslie is going to do. They will know more once he makes his decision."

COLLEGE LIST: NC State, UT-Arlington, Idaho, and Campbell among others


2011 Targets
With strong 2009 and 2010 classes NC State can be selective this spring. Look for them to evaluate a host of prospects before narrowing their focus.



PG Chris Wilson []
Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
School: Terry Sanford HS
Vitals: 6-3/200

NC State recently inquired about Wilson, and he is wide open at this point. One of the top point guards in the state, he has a chance to make a name for himself on the AAU circuit with CP3 All-Stars.

COLLEGE LIST: Bucknell, Elon, NCSU, UNC, VCU, Marquette, TENN, VT, Stanford, ECU, and UVA among others

PG Jerome Seagars []
Hometown: Red Springs, NC
High School: Flora MacDonald Academy
Vitals: 6-2/175

A solid scoring point guard, Seagars has a chance to end up on the high-major level. He'll be one of the guys to watch this weekend at Dave Telep's Carolina Challenge.

Seagars is originally from Washington, D.C.

COLLEGE LIST: NC State, UCLA, Tennessee, Connecticut, George Mason and George Washington among others

PG Quinn Cook []
Hometown: Hyattsville, MD
Junior College: DeMatha Catholic
Vitals: 5-11/160

Cook is one of the top point guards in his class and already holds several offers. A star for DeMatha Catholic, NC State assistant Pete Strickland is handling his recruitment.

COLLEGE LIST: NC State, Duke, Wake Forest, UNC, Georgetown, and Maryland among others

F Jacob Lawson []
Hometown: Oak Ridge, NC
School: Oak Ridge Academy
Vitals: 6-8/210

Checking in at 6-foot-8 and 210 pounds, Oak Ridge Academy (NC) combo forward Jacob Lawson is a matchup problem for opposing power forwards and small forwards. He has the strength and postup game to take smaller defenders in the post and has expanded his game enough that he can face-up bigger defenders and exploit them on the perimeter.

A teammate of NC State verbal Joseph Uchebo, Lawson is hearing from the Wolfpack and attended the Florida game.

COLLEGE LIST: NC State, Miami, Syracuse, Seton Hall, and Florida among others

F Braeden Anderson []
Hometown: Okotoks, Alberta (CA)
High School: Creedmoor (NC) Christian Faith Center
Vitals: 6-9/215

Anderson already has a solid skillset and is on the radar of several high-major programs.

He attended NC State's game against Florida and is being recruited by Wolfpack assistant Larry Harris.

COLLEGE LIST: Miami, Florida, NC State, and Virginia Commonwealth among others

PF Desmond Hubert []
Hometown: New Egypt, NJ
Junior College: New Egypt HS
Vitals: 6-8/200

Hubert visited NC State and the other triangle schools in the fall and appears to be leaning towards playing in the ACC or Big East.

He's a shotblocking presence in the paint and is continuing to add bulk to his frame.

COLLEGE LIST: NC State, Duke, North Carolina, Villanova, Maryland, and Pitt among others



2011 Prospects To Watch
Here are some other 2011 standouts to keep an eye on.

Bishop Daniels G Word of God (Raleigh) 6'2/160
Claimed an early offer from NC State and is one of the state's most athletic players. Word is State didn't follow him much this summer.
LaQuinton Ross SF Murrah (Jackson, MS) 6'7/185
Claims several high-major offers, including NC State... an elite prospect in his class. Recruitment some programs might not choose to mess with.
Deuce Bello SG Westchester Academy (High Point) 6'3/165
Been on the scene for a while now... suits up for D-One Sports. BIG-TIME ATHLETE but needs to work on his skill level.
Aaron Roundtree F Beddingfield (Wilson, NC) 6'7/200
NC State assistant Pete Strickland is recruiting Roundtree who attended the Wolfpack's win over Boston College. Roundtree is a combo forward with versatility.
John Cannon C Mountain Heritage (Burnsville) 6'10/225
Great size and already has some skill... NC State has expressed early interest.
John Manning C Chantilly (Chantilly, VA) 6'11/200
Big-man with potential... NC State is tracking his development.
Bernard Sullivan F North Meck. (Charlotte) 6'7/190
NC State has been recruiting Sullivan for a while now... he's battled some injuries. Clemson appears to be in good shape with Sullivan.
Freddie Jackson PG/SG New Hanover (Wilmington) 6'3/205
Burst on the scene with a strong junior year. A combo guard who averaged 14 points, eight boards, and seven assists.
Keynan Pittman PF/C Pender HS (Burgaw, NC) 6'9/200
Lanky shotblocker has a chance of securing some offers this spring and summer.
Anthony Williams C Waccamaw Academy (Whiteville, NC) 6'8/240
Big-bodied post player hits the boards hard.
Tony Kimbro G Christ School (Arden, NC) 6'4/180
Terrific shooter who plays for a strong prep program.
Donta Harper SG South Central (Winterville, NC) 6'4/170
He's on the mid-major board right now but could move up to a high-major prospect.
Lonnie Jackson G Valencia (Valencia, CA) 6'4/170
Hailed as one of the top shooters on the West Coast... early interest from NC State, Arizona State, and USC among others.
Quincy Miller PF Quality Education (Winston-Salem, NC) 6'8/200
Miller had a huge summer and has emerged as a coveted prospect. Duke has offered and Kentucky is also in the mix.
Chris Martin G St. John's College (Washington, D.C.) 6'2/180
Comes from same high school as ex-Wolfpack commit Chris Wright... he'll be one to watch.


2012 Commitments
NC State already holds a commitment from one talented prospect in the 2012 class.

C Joseph Uchebo []
Hometown: Oak Ridge, NC
High School: Oak Ridge Academy
Vitals: 6-10/230
SOPH. VIDEO, AAU VIDEO

A native of Nigeria, Uchebo has only played the game a few years but has a lot of upside.

He committed to NC State in November and will be looking to make a name for himself starting this weekend at Dave Telep's Carolina Challenge.



2012 Prospects To Watch
Here are some other 2012 standouts to keep an eye on.

Tyler Lewis PG Forsyth Country Day (Lewisville, NC) 5'10/155
Flashy playmaker already holds offers and is hearing from NC State.
Peter Jurkin C UFCA (Charlotte, NC) 7'0/220
Jurkin has a chance to be one of the top players in his class. The seven-footer has a ton of potential and just needs to continue developing his feel for the game.
Reggie Dillard SG Dudley (Greensboro, NC) 6'3/210
Expected to be the next high-major player for Dudley High School.
T.J. Warren SF Riverside (Durham, NC) 6'6/180
Warren already claims an offer from NC State. He has a great feel and a strong mid-range game. Son of former NCSU hoopster Tony Warren.
Madison Jones PG Ravenscroft (Raleigh) 5'10/145
Point guard prospect has turned heads early. This is a big spring and summer for him.
Josh Newkirk PG Southeast Raleigh (Raleigh, NC) 6'0/170
Newkirk reportedly is a fan of NC State and is already hearing from the Wolfpack.
Hanner Perea F UFCA (Charlotte) 6'9/220
An outstanding athlete, Perea is already impacting for UFCA. He could end up one of the top players in the state.
Montrezl Harrell F North Edgecombe (Tarboro) 6'6/205
Athletic forward who loves to bang in the paint. Recorded a triple-double earlier this year.

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