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Pool play continued this morning in the Adidas Nations event out in Los Angeles.  Earlier this morning I broke down how some of the NC State targets did in Game 1 last night.  Here is how they did this morning in Game 2 of pool play.

Dennis Smith Jr. went bonkers in Team Wall’s 92-82 defeat of Team Africa, with a line of 26 points (10-19 FG), 11 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals.

Edrice “Bam” Adebayo posted a double-double in USA 2016 Team Rose’s 97-88 victory over Team Asia Pacific.  He scored 21 points (10-14 FG) and grabbed 10 rebounds.

Sacha Killeya-Jones had 13 points (6-13 FG) and 5 rebounds in Team Nations’ 77-110 victory loss to USA 2017 Team Lillard.

Xavier Tillman played big in USA 2017 Team Lillard’s 110-77 win overTeam Nations, scoring 12 points (6-11 FG) and grabbing 11 rebounds.  Trevon Duvall had 10 points (5-6 FG) and 6 assists.

Today’s Schedule

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)

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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.

Matthew is Publisher and Co-Owner of Pack Insider. He is also the Lead Pastor of The Point Church in Cary, NC.

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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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