Blake Harris was all set to attend University of Washington this fall before a coaching change made him rethink his decision. After notifying them that he wanted out of his LOI, U of W released Harris yesterday.
This opened the door for Kevin Keatts to make his pitch. The 4-star point guard was a star at Raleigh’s Word of God Academy last season. Harris is a smooth guard with great scoring ability. However, while Harris did lead his high school team in scoring, he’s actually more known for his vision. His ability to control the defense with his eyes and deliver passes using his peripheral vision is something you don’t normally see from a high-scoring high school point guard.
— Andrew Slater (@ASlater247) March 22, 2017
Harris is ranked #99 overall on ESPN’s player rater and is the #20 PG in his class. This would be a very nice pick-up this late in the game for Keatts.
Note that LaVar Batts, a Charlotte kid who was committed to VCU, is also looking around and could be an option for Keatts. We’ll keep you posted.
NC State Offers 4-Star SG D.J. Steward
NC State offered 4-Star 2020 Shooting Guard D.J. Steward (6’3″/165) yesterday.
ESPN ranks Steward as the #27 overall player in the 2020 recruiting class, and 247Sports ranks him as the #1 player in the state of Illinois.
Steward also holds offers from Arizona, Florida, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Louisville, Notre Dame, Texas, Wake Forest and others.
NC State Offers 3-Star PG Shakeel Moore
NC State offered a scholarship to 3-Star 2020 Point Guard Shakeel Moore (6’1″/185) yesterday.
Moore plays for Piedmont Classical High School in Greensboro, North Carolina. He averaged 15.1 points per game for the Bobcats last year.
247Sports ranks Moore as the #7 player in the state of North Carolina in the 2020 recruiting class.
Moore took an unofficial visit to NC State on June 10th before attending the NBA Top 100 Camp up in Charlottesville, Virginia.
He also holds offers from ECU, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Providence, Penn State, Mississippi State, Cincinnati, and others.
Moore plays on the AAU circuit with another NC State target, 2021 4-Star Point Guard Cam Hayes, on team CP3. He will be taking an unofficial visit to UNC today.
NC State Offers 5-Star F Trey Patterson
The NC State Men’s Basketball program offered a scholarship to 2021 5-Star Forward Trey Patterson (6’8″/207) on Monday.
247Sports ranks Patterson as the #15 overall player nationally in the 2021 recruiting class, the #5 Small Forward, and the #1 player in the state of New Jersey.
Rivals lists Patterson as a Power Forward, while ESPN and 247 list him as a Small Forward.
Patterson also holds offers from Auburn, Cincinnati, Florida, Maryland, Georgetown, Rutgers, Tennessee, UCLA, Wake Forest, UCONN, Seton Hall, TCU, Villanova, and others.
NC State Offers 5-Star SF Quincy Allen
NC State extended an offer to 5-Star 2021 Small Forward Quincy Allen (6’6″/180) yesterday.
Rivals ranks him as the #23 overall player in the 2021 recruiting class, while 247Sports and ESPN rank him 24th and 28th respectively.
Allen plays for Maret High School in Washington D.C., and ESPN and 247 both rank him as the #1 player in the Capital City. He averaged 11 points per game last year for the Frogs as a Sophomore.
Allen also holds offers from Georgetown, Virginia Tech, Florida, Syracuse, Howard and Delaware.