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NC State will need to land some commits to add some length and youth to our power forward and center spots. This next season State will have a rotation of three traditional 4s and 5s. It is pretty easy to see that the majority of minutes for the two front court positions will be split between Freeman, Anya, and Abu. As we spoke in our previous post their minutes may fluctuate depending on the style of play State runs with. With these three players and two of them upper class-men, Gottfried needs to reload his hopper. Here are a couple of targets for the Pack.

Edrice “Bam Bam” Adebayo 6-8 220 Pinetown, NC 

Bam Bam is high on Gottfried’s priority list and would love to secure a commitment from him as he is one of the most dynamic players in the 2016 class. We have already had plenty of footage of “Bam-Bam” and many are familiar with his strengths. The thing about Adebayo is that he is so dynamic there seems to be new highlight reels each time he steps onto the court. I am sure Gottfried and his Staff are salivating at a potential pairing of Abu and Adebayo. Can you think of a more athletic tandem in the NCAA? This past season Adebayo averaged just over 18 points per game and over 19 rebounds per outing. He is proving to not be satisfied with just being a top 20 recruit.

Tony Bradley 6-10 230 Bartow, Fl 

We haven’t talked about Bradley but he has been on State’s radar for sometime now. Gottfried offered him roughly a year ago and Bradley has continued to improve. He is gifted at using his body and seems to be coordinated which is unusual for his combination of his age and being 6-10. Another positive is that he displays soft hands and touch around the basket. As you can see in the video below he makes a couple of nice catches in traffic and gathers himself to score. Bradley will become a monster once he is introduced to the weight training programs at the next level. He certainly has plenty of room to add muscle and has broad shoulders.

Trevor Stanback 6-9 215 West Hills, CA 

It is no secret that NC State’s coaching staff has plenty of connections in the golden state. It is only a matter of time before they lure a player from California to Raleigh. Trevor’s frame and playing style reminds me of John Henson. Stanback is extremely lanky and has excellent timing on blocking shots. The other thing that is intriguing about Trevor is that he is left handed which always makes things difficult for other players trying to defend him. This past season Stanback missed all but 6 games due to illness. This will be an important summer for him as he looks to get back into the AAU circuit.

There is no doubt that the Staff will be spread thin this summer as they scour the country in search of commitments. This is why State is so lucky to have the full support of Debbie Yow and boosters who make every effort to give the coaches the resources to see these kids every chance they get. Lets hope that it will result in some big time signings.

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What happened to the big Greek?  We need help this year.

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4-Star G/F Bryce Heard Begins His NC State Official Visit Today

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4-Star 2025 Guard/Forward Bryce Heard (6’5″/170) will begin his Official Visit at NC State today.

247Sports, ESPN and Rivals all rank Heard as a 4-Star prospect. ESPN ranks him as the #92 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.

NC State offered Heard back on September 22nd last Fall, and he also holds offers from Oklahoma St., Arkansas, Georgia, LSU, Illinois, Georgetown, Arizona St., St. John’s, Kansas St., USC, Boston College, SMU, Xavier, Iowa, BYU and others.

 

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NC State Offers 4-Star Guard Davion Hannah

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NC State has offered a scholarship to 4-Star 2025 Guard Davion Hannah (6’5″/180).

Hannah is right on the cusp of being a 5-star prospect. 247Sports ranks him as the #27 overall player nationally in the 2025 recruiting class, the #4 Combo Guard, and the #1 player in the state of Wisconsin.

On top of the offer from NC State, he also holds offers from Wisconsin, Cincinnati, Michigan St., Marquette, Oregon, Arizona St., Mississippi St., LSU, Wake Forest, Iowa, Auburn, Xavier, Alabama, Seton Hall, Creighton, Pitt and others.

This past season as a Junior at Nicolet High School (Glendale, Wisconsin), Hannah averaged 18.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 1.5 blocks per game. He also just participated in the NBA Top 100 camp, and was one of the standouts.

 

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Pack fans going to love the addition of 2025 4-star SG RJ Greer

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As you’ve probably heard, Top-100 SG, RJ Greer, announced his commitment to NC State yesterday.

The 2025, 6’4 guard is exactly the piece that NC State fans have been clamoring for Keatts to add.

Greer is 6’4 (and maybe still growing), is starting to fill out his frame, and is a pure shooter with great form, high IQ and comes from a winning program. This past year he led his HS team to the D2 State Title, earning a bunch of accolades along the way. Adding to that, Greer’s father is Ricardo Greer, former Pitt forward who averaged 15ppg over his college career.

RJ Greer was named District 15 Underclassman of the year, D2 All Southwest Ohio First Team, and All Ohio Second Team. He was recruited heavily by Cincinnati, Florda and Dayton, but chose NC State thanks to the freedom Keatts gives his guards.

Greer is an elite spot shooter, but he’s also able to create for himself on occasion. He’s the most ‘Scott Wood’ recruit NC State has landed since the prolific 3-pt shooter left the Pack in 2013.

With Greer and Paul McNeil (who will be a sophomore when Greer arrives), NC State will have some tall, long, dead-eye shooters roaming around the preimeter next season, and that’s something NC State fans have been very vocal about wanting over the past 10 years.

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4-Star Shooting Guard RJ Greer Commits to NC State!

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NC State just landed their 1st Men’s Basketball commitment of the 2025 recruiting class, with 4-Star Shooting Guard RJ Greer (6’4″/170) announcing his verbal commitment this afternoon.

 

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Greer’s announcement is coming off of his Official Visit to Raleigh this past weekend. He chose to Run with the Wolfpack over a Top-4 that included NC State, Penn State, Cincinnati and the NBL.

This past season, Greer led his Archbishop Alter (Dayton, Ohio) to the state championship, and earned 2nd Team All-State honors. Greer averaged 16 points per game as a Junior.

247Sports ranks Greer as the #100 overall player nationally in the 2025 recruiting class, and the #3 player in the state of Ohio.

 

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