Yesterday the Adidas Nations event began out in Los Angeles, and many NC State basketball recruiting targets are a part of the event. Here is an explanation of what the Adidas Nations event is according to the official website:
At adidas Nations, the world’s top 18-and-under players are selected to seven regional teams -Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America and the United States (2016 and 2017/18). A multi-faceted international curriculum featuring NBA coaches and players, as well as current collegiate players acting as camp counselors, will provide invaluable insight and first-hand knowledge to the participants, illustrating the pressures, rigors and challenges that accompany the rise of any aspiring NBA star. (Official Site)
Here is a breakdown of how some of the NC State targets did last night in Pool Play.
2016 PF Edrice “Bam” Adebayo had 20 points (9-11 FG), 7 rebounds and 4 assists (2 TO) for 2016 USA Team Rose as they defeated Team Nations Select 138-69. 2016 PF Sacha Killeya-Jones had 15 points (5-11 FG), 5 rebounds, and 2 assists for Team Nations.
2016 PG Dennis Smith Jr. had 14 points (5-9 FG), 5 rebounds, and 5 assits for 2016 USA Team Wall in their 85-80 victory over Team Latin America.
2017 G Trevon Duvall had 17 points (8-9 FG), 7 rebounds, and 5 assists (7 TO) in 2017 USA Team Lillard’s 102-92 victory over 2017 USA Team Noah. 2017 F Xavier Tillman had 6 points (3-5 FG) and 7 rebounds for Team Lillard.
Dennis Smith Jr. and Team Wall play Team Africa this morning in Game 1 at 10:15 AM (PST)
Trevon Duvall & Xavier Tillman’s Team Lillard will play Sacha Killeya-Jones’ Team Nations in Game 1 at 10:15 AM (PST)
Bam Adebayo’s Team Rose will play Team Asia Pacific in Game 1 at 10:15 AM (PST)
Sacha Killeya Jones’ Team Nations will play Team Latin America in Game 2 at 7:30 PM (PST)
Trevon Duvall & Xavier Tillman’s Team Lillard will play Team Asia Pacific in Game 2 at 7:30 PM (PST)
Dennis Smith Jr.’s Team Wall will play Team Canada in Game 2 at 7:30 PM (PST)
NC State’s Cat Barber and Malik Abu are serving as two of the camp counselors at Adidas Nations. I’m sure the high school recruits appreciate it, and I’m also sure it can’t hurt NC State’s recruiting presence with many of these players.
NC State junior Anthony Barber and sophomore Abdul-Malik Abu have been invited to be counselors at @adidasnations in Long Beach, Calif.
— The Wolfpacker (@TheWolfpacker) July 31, 2015
WATCH: NC State Signee Paul McNeil Drops 50 & 17 Against First Flight
NC State 2024 4-star signee Paul McNeil had himself a night, posting an insane double-double, scoring 50 points and grabbing 17 rebounds in Richmond County’s 90-45 dismantling of First Flight last night.
McNeil was 21 of 32 from the field, and 7 of 12 from beyond the arc. Let’s not forget to note that he also led his team in assists, with 4.
ESPN ranks McNeil as the #57 overall player nationally in the 2024 recruiting class, and ON3 ranks him as the #6 player in the state of North Carolina.
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2024 NC State Commit Trey Parker Finishes 2nd in OTE Dunk Contest
Dunk contests don’t really mean anything, but Trey Parker, NC State’s 2024 shooting guard commit makes them pretty entertaining.
Just last week he finished 2nd in the OTE Dunk Contest (video above), after winning it last year with this dunk over two 7-footers.
— Overtime (@overtime) January 28, 2023
Parker was supposed to be a freshman this year at NC State, but he reclassified into the 2024 class, meaning if all goes according to plan, he’ll be here next year.
And if you think this kid is just about dunking, then you missed his performance last year against the #1 ranked PG Robert Dillingham, where he dropped 18 pts and dished out 4 assists in the win. We had an in-depth write-up on the game right after it happened. Check it out.
While the focus should be on this years team, it’s never too early to get excited about a commit that’s putting together highlight reels like this.
NC State Hosted 3 Basketball Recruits this Past Weekend
The NC State Men’s Basketball team hosted 3 recruits this past weekend: 4-Star 2025 Point Guard Jordan Lowery, 4-Star 2025 Small Forward AJ White and 3-Star 2024 Center Chol Machot.
I confirmed with all three players that they were on NC State’s campus for an unofficial visit.
On September 12, NC State offered 4-Star 2025 Point Guard Jordan Lowery (6’1″/175) out of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He already holds offers from TCU, SMU, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, St. Louis, Wichita St, ECU and Virginia Tech. Rivals ranks Lowery as the #110 overall player nationally, and ON3 ranks him as the #9 player in the state of North Carolina. Lowery was also in for an unofficial visit to NC State earlier in September as well.
The Wolfpack coaches were in to visit 4-Star 2025 Small Forward AJ White (6’8″/180) out of Charlotte, North Carolina in the middle of September. Rivals ranks White as the #28 overall player nationally in 2025, and he is the consensus #1 player in the state. White holds offers from NC State, South Carolina, Cincy, Texas, Syracuse, Georgia, Texas A&M, Wake Forest, Mississippi St., LSU, FSU, Illinois, Virginia Tech, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgetown, Ohio St. and others.
Kendre Harrison Breaks Down What it Means to be Offered by NC State in 2 Sports
NC State is trying to reel in a Legacy Recruit in 2026 Tight End/Power Forward Kendre Harrison. Harrison is the nephew of former Wolfpack guard, C.C. Harrison.
Harrison is a unicorn. The young sensation out of Reidsville High School (Reidsville, NC), is a 4-star prospect in both football and basketball. In fact, he’s on track to be a 5-star prospect in both sports, which is unheard of.
In regards to football, Harrison is the #5 overall player nationally in the 2026 class according to 247Sports, and the #1 player in the state of North Carolina (Reidsville High School). In basketball, he ranks 20th overall nationally according to ESPN, the #5 Power Forward, and the #1 player in the state of North Carolina.
The #1 player in the state of North Carolina in both sports in 2026.
NC State offered him in football back in January, and he was offered by the basketball team back on September 16th.
I checked in with Harrison to see what it meant to him to be offered in both football and basketball by NC State, and what it was like to visit a few weeks back for the VMI game and watch the basketball team practice.
“It means a lot to be offered in both sports, knowing I can make a difference in the program.”
Harrison made it clear that he intends to play both sports at the next level. He doesn’t find it to be a balancing act at all, playing both basketball and football.
I just have to remember how bad I want it and what my end goal is. I have to remember that I’m doing this for my mom and family.
Harrison enjoyed every aspect of his time on NC State’s campus a few weeks back.
It was a great experience. I loved how the coaches coached basketball and football. I just loved everything about the visit.
Uncle C.C. is a hero of Kendre’s, and he has learned so much from him, on the court, and off the court.
He has taught me a lot of things about basketball and outside of basketball, especially throughout my recruitment process.