A slew of NC State targets were in action yesterday again, as the 2nd evaluation period continues. Below we breakdown how each of them did.
Adidas Uprising All-American Camp (New York City)
Charles O’Bannon Jr. scored 10 points (5-14 FG) and grabbed 8 boards for Team Wiggins in yesterday’s game vs. Team Conley.
James Banks had 16 points (8-12 FG), 6 rebounds and 3 blocks in Team Lowry’s loss to Team Wall.
Bam Adebayo, Jordan Tucker, Mamadi Diakite, and Braxton Blackwell didn’t play in yesterday’s games in New York City.
Under Armour Finals (Atlanta)
Trevon Duvall’s WE R1 lost to DC Premier 49-50, and the guard had 17 points (8-13 FG).
Jaylen Fisher’s Team Thad lost to Mo Williams Academy 59-70, and he had 5 points (1-4 FG), 5 rebounds and 4 assists.
Markelle Fultz’s DC Blue Devils lost to SportsU 61-64, and he had 29 points (12-21 FG), 8 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 blocks, and 2 steals.
DeAndre Hunter’s Philly Pride beat 1 Nation 69-40, and he had 28 points (10-12 FG/2-3 3PT) and 5 rebounds.
Nike Global Challenge (Chicago)
USA South defeated China 96-79 in the morning, and Maverick Rowan had 22 points (4-10 3PT) and 3 assists. Zach Brown had 4 rebounds in 6 minutes.
USA East defeated Pan Africa 105-82 and DJ Harvey had 12 points (5-10 FG) and Jeremiah Tilmon had 14 points (7-10 FG), 6 rebounds and 2 blocks. Nick Richards had 6 points (3-6 FG) and 5 rebounds.
Then these two teams faced off and USA South defeated East 118-101. Zach Brown had 12 points (6-11 FG), 7 rebounds and 2 blocks. Maverick Rowan had 3 points (1-8 FG), 3 rebounds and 3 steals. DJ Harvey has 17 points (6-13 FG) and 4 rebounds, and Jeremiah Tilmon had 7 points (3-6 FG) and 14 rebounds. Nick Richards had 10 points (4-5 FG), 8 rebounds and 3 blocks.
4-Star SF Jahki Howard Takes an Unofficial Visit to NC State
4-Star 2024 Small Forward Jahki Howard (6’7″/180) took an Unofficial Visit to NC State yesterday alongside 4-Star Shooting Guard Paul McNeil, who verbally committed to run with the Wolfpack yesterday.
🐺🐺nation ? Unofficial visit❤️🤍 #notcommitted pic.twitter.com/NxNncnptkm
— Jahki Howard (@showtime_ki) February 20, 2023
Howard is ranked as the #51 overall player nationally in the 2024 class by Rivals, and the #4 player in the state of Georgia according to ESPN. Howard plays for Overtime Elite in Atlanta, where 2023 NC State signee Trey Parker plays.
He also holds offers from Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Providence, Auburn, Rutgers, Illinois, Texas A&M, Mississippi St, Wake Forest, Florida, LSU, Ole Miss, Arizona St, Kansas, Georgia, Texas, Tennessee, Arkansas, and others.
As far as I can tell, Howard doesn’t hold an offer from NC State at this point.
Jahki Howard earns Player of the Week honors after a big performance vs. Hillcrest dropping 25 PTS, 8 REB, 5 AST 🚀 @showtime_ki pic.twitter.com/yPD5psrm2m
— Overtime Elite (@OvertimeElite) November 29, 2022
4-Star 2024 Shooting Guard Paul McNeil Commits to NC State!
What a day! 4-Star 2024 Shooting Guard Paul McNeil (6’6″/185) wrapped up his Official Visit to NC State today by committing to run with the Wolfpack, after watching them defeat their rival UNC in PNC Arena.
@PackMensBball #Committed🐺🐺 pic.twitter.com/AiSg5h2wCg
— P2⚡️ (@PaulMcneilJr) February 19, 2023
McNeil is the #17 overall player nationally in the 2024 recruiting class according to ESPN, and the #2 player in the state of North Carolina.
In 2022-23, McNeil is averaging 23.9 points, 8.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 2.4 steals per game for Richmond High School. Last year, he became the first ever Sophomore to win the Gatorade Player of the Year Award in the state of North Carolina.
McNeil also held offers from Clemson, Indiana, Illinois, Tennessee, Alabama, Miami, Georgetown, St. John’s, LSU, Virginia Tech, Missouri, and others.
Top-25 2024 SG Paul McNeil is Taking an Official Visit to NC State Next Weekend
2024 4-Star Shooting Guard Paul McNeil (6’6″/185) will be taking an Official Visit to NC State next weekend.
I’m grateful to announce I will be taking an official visit to North Carolina State University this upcoming weekend. This is a great opportunity and I’m looking forward to spending time with Coach Keatts and the program. @PackMensBball @NCStateRivals
— P2⚡️ (@PaulMcneilJr) February 12, 2023
ESPN ranks McNeil as the #17 overall player nationally in the 2024 recruiting class, and the #2 player in the state of North Carolina. I don’t understand how recruiting databases work, but at some point this year he will be a 5-star player according to ESPN as long as he stays in the Top-25.
McNeil plays for Richmond Senior in Rockingham, North Carolina.
This is huge for NC State to get a player of McNeil’s caliber to come in for an Official Visit this early in the process.
@ProlificPrep @thegrindsession pic.twitter.com/i7mfsLZ4jN
— P2⚡️ (@PaulMcneilJr) November 14, 2022
4-Star G Austin Swartz Picks Up an Offer from NC State on Visit
4-Star 2024 Shooting Guard Austin Swartz (6’5″/180) took an unofficial visit to NC State yesterday, and he left with a scholarship offer.
2024 Cannon (NC) guard Austin Swartz will be on unofficial to NC State tonight as the Pack host Duke.
— Justin Byerly (@JustinByerly) January 4, 2023
I am blessed to receive an Offer from NC State🖤❤️ pic.twitter.com/CePMaPQPz7
— austin swartz (@austin_swartz23) January 5, 2023
Swartz plays for Cannon School in Concord, North Carolina. ON3 ranks him as the #65 overall player nationally in the 2024 recruiting class, and the #7 player in the state of North Carolina.
He already holds offers from Virginia Tech, Clemson, Georgia, Illinois, Houston and others.
Beginning of Junior Season pic.twitter.com/6BiDwYaNDU
— austin swartz (@austin_swartz23) December 5, 2022
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end of summer UAA highlights! pic.twitter.com/TJ5Znpsdus
— austin swartz (@austin_swartz23) August 16, 2022
UAA Session lll highlights pic.twitter.com/ek9blclwTY
— austin swartz (@austin_swartz23) July 12, 2022