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Corchiani Jr Starts Senior Year Strong

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Does the name Chris Corchiani ring a bell? Well if it doesn’t then you’re obviously not a true NC State basketball fan.

Corch was NC State’s PG from 1988-1991 and during that time he was probably the best lead man in the nation. He became the first NCAA player in history to break the 1,000 assist plateau and finished his career at State as the NCAA leader in assists with 1,038.

Corchiani went on to play in the NBA for a bit and today is in the mortgage business. He can still be found every now and again playing pick up ball at the YMCA, schooling kids half his age who have no idea who he is. However, most of his off time these days is spent coaching his son Chris, who is a senior PG at Ravenscroft in Raleigh.

Check out the video below. Chris Jr. is coming into his own as a player and is starting to turn heads of some D-1 coaches. While he may not profile as a high major prospect, I wouldn’t put anything past him thanks to his bloodlines. Now, I’ve played with Chris Jr quite a bit and while he’s not the quickest player you’ll see, he’s got everything else figured out. An absolute bulldog on the court, much like his father, he locks down on defense and invites physical play. He’s added a lot of muscle over the past two years and is a master of deception with the dribble. Hesitation, head fakes, and changing of speeds allows him to really compete against players who have an athletic edge on him.

As a late bloomer and someone who isn’t on a lot of teams radars right now, Chris might draw some late interest for mid-majors looking for a gritty PG who will grow into a great team leader. While it would be amazing to see him in the red and white, following his father’s footsteps, it’s likely he’d only get a preferred walk-on spot to begin with and with full ride D-1 options out there, it’s likely he’ll go somewhere where he can get major minutes, play early on and grow into a one of those mid-major PGs you watch in the NCAA tournament and wonder…”How’d all the ACC schools let that kid get away?”

 

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4-Star G/F Bryce Heard Includes NC State in Final 4, Decision Coming Next Week

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4-Star 2025 Guard/Forward Bryce Heard (6’6″/190) has trimmed his list of schools to 4, with NC State making the cut along with USC, Mississippi St. and Xavier. He will be announcing his college decision next Wednesday, July 24th.

Heard took an Official Visit to NC State beginning on June 23rd.

247Sports, ESPN and Rivals all rank Heard as a 4-Star prospect. Rivals ranks him as the #95 overall player nationally in the 2025 recruiting class. 247Sports ranks him as the #16 Combo Guard in the class, and they also rank him as the #2 player in the state of Illinois.

As a Junior this past season at Homewood-Flossmoor (Chicago, Illinois), Heard averaged 19 point, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.

From where things currently stand, NC State looks like they are in a good position to land Heard.

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4-Star Wing Jackson Keith is Looking to Schedule an Official Visit to NC State

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2025 4-Star Wing Jackson Keith (6’6″/175) is looking to schedule an Official Visit to NC State in the near future.

Keith has already scheduled an Official Visit to Notre Dame, and also plans to schedule Official Visits to NC State, Tennessee and LSU as well.

Rivals ranks Keith as the #75 overall player nationally in the 2025 recruiting class, and ESPN ranks him as the #4 player in the state of North Carolina.

Keith plays right down the road at Southern Durham.

Outside of Notre Dame, NC State, Tennessee (no offer) and LSU, Keith also holds offers from Mississippi St., Illinois, Wake Forest, SMU, Virginia Tech, Villanova, St. John’s and others.

This past season, Keith averaged 19.7 points and 7.6 rebounds, while shooting 62% from the field, and 36% from three.

 

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NC State Offers 4-Star PF Cody Peck

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The coaches of the NC State Men’s Basketball team have offered a scholarship to 4-Star 2026 Power Forward Cody Peck (6’10″/180).

Rivals and ON3 both rank Peck as a 4-Star prospect, with the former ranking him as the #68 overall player nationally in the 2026 recruiting class, the #10 Power Forward, and the #3 player in the state of North Carolina.

Peck plays for Carmel Christian in Matthews.

He also holds offers from Wake Forest, Georgetown, SMU, LSU, Dayton, Creighton and others.

Peck is playing on the AAU circuit with Garner Road.

 

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NC State Offers 4-Star G Kaden Magwood

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The coaching staff of NC State’s Men’s Basketball team offered a scholarship to 2025 4-Star Shooting Guard Kaden Magwood (6’2″/160) yesterday.

Magwood is a consensus 4-Star prospect, with 247Sports ranking him as the #54 overall player nationally in the 2025 recruiting class. ON3 ranks him as the #2 player in the state of North Carolina in his class. Magwood plays for Combine Academy in Lincolnton. Last season, Magwood played for Oak Hill Academy in Virginia. On the AAU circuit, Magwood plays for Team Loaded.

He also holds offers from Ole Miss, Xavier, Cincinnati, Illinois, Alabama, Virginia Tech, Penn State, Mississippi St., Louisville, West Virginia, Arizona St., Georgia, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, USC, Kansas St., Villanova and others.

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