TJ Warren, a 5 star forward, originally from Durham with make his college decision today at around 4pm. The announcement will be made from New Hampshire, where TJ is currently enrolled in high school. His choices…NC State or Georgetown.
NC State is very much a player in this situation thanks to Warren’s family. TJ’s dad Tony played for the Pack in the late 70′s and for this reason TJ grew up rooting for NC State. He is also said to be a bit homesick at Brewster and ready to come down south, a little closer to home. Here is what his good friend Mitch McGary (5 star forward- Brewster) had to say about that in his recent blog post.
“I would assume, and I really don’t know for sure, that T.J. would like to go to one of those schools that are close to his home in N.C.,” McGary wrote in his entry. “That’s just my guess.”
On the other hand, you have Georgetown. Sure, they are closer to home than Brewster and also offer a chance to jump immediately into an established program, but with his good friends Rodney Purbis and Tyler Lewis already committed to NC State and both begging him to join, it’s surely hard for him to turn down.
We spoke to a few sources close to the program yesterday about the announcement, one of whom had this to say.
“Based on conversations he’s had with his friends and with the staff, NC State feels confident in where they stand with Warren.” said the source. “That’s not saying he’s 100% coming to NC State, because college staffs have been confident and been let down many times, I’m just saying they like where they stand.”
We can’t say this thing is going one way or the other, but based on the people we’ve talked to, we’ve never gotten any indication that he’s leaning towards Georgetown and obviously, for NC State fans that’s a good thing. Usually by this time information starts to leak and we’ll get word that he’s favoring a different school (if that’s the case), but that hasn’t happened and all we’ve gotten is confident responses from those around the program and those close to Warren and his situation.
That being said, there will be no sure answer until 4pm today when Warren makes it official. We’ll be hitting the phones and getting in touch with all of our contacts to keep you updated on any twist or turn that may occur. Follow our breaking information HERE on our forum.