4 star 2018 PF/C Manny Bates (6’9″/215)has revealed his Top 7, and NC State made the cut, along with Louisville, DePaul, South Carolina, Xavier, Georgetown and Georgia Tech. The big man out of Fayettville (Jack Britt High School) is ranked 107th nationally, and 7th in the state of North Carolina. Bates picked up his offer from the Wolfpack back on July 2nd, playing AAU ball with Team Felton. The Crystal Ball prediction over at 247 has Bates ending up in Raleigh, with all 4 experts tipping their hats to NC State.
After visiting NC State recently, Bates had this to say about the school.
NC State: “Their new coaching staff is great. I have a pretty good relationship with them so far. They have a beautiful campus.”
Here’s what Dan McDonald of Rivals had to say about Bates recruitment:
NC State’s Kevin Keatts has made a strong impression on the North Carolina native early on and made sure to be seen watching Bates this weekend. The offer from Louisville will certainly shake things up for Bates as Louisville has had a lot of success with bigs like him in the past. It will be interesting to see if any other schools jump in the mix the next few weeks.