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Yesterday the NC State coaching staff offered scholarships to two 5-star guards in the 2017 recruiting class.

Hamidou Diallo

Hamidou Diallo (6’4″/175) is rated as a 3-star shooting guard prospect by Scout, 4-stars by 247 and Rivals, and 5-stars by ESPN.  NC State wasn’t the only school to offer Diallo yesterday.  Louisville, St. Johns and Indiana also offered.  Diallo has long been considered a UCONN lean because his teammate and friend Mamadou Diarra recently committed to the Huskies (via Zagsblog). Over the past two weeks, Diallo (Queens, NY) has visited UCONN and St. John’s. Diallo also holds offers from Iowa St., Minnesota, Providence, Temple and others.

Trevon Duval

Trevon Duval (6’3″/183) is a consensus 5-star prospect that is rated as the #10 player overall in the 2017 class according to Rivals.  The point guard also picked up an offer from Oregon yesterday, and his offer sheet also includes Cal, UCONN, Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Pitt, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Syracuse, Villanova, and Virginia Tech.  Duval (Newark, New Jersey) visited Villanova on June 10th.

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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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