Huge news just broke for NC State’s 2018 Men’s Basketball recruiting class! The school just reported Derek Funderburk (6’10”/225) has signed his letter of intent to run with the Wolfpack.
— NC State Men’s Bball (@PackMensBball) November 14, 2017
Funderburk was a a 4-Star Power Forward prospect that committed to Ohio St as a member of the 2016 recruiting class. Scout ranked him as the #56 player in his class.
He was dismissed from Ohio St. this summer, after redshirting last season under Thad Matta. Funderburk was released for “failing to meet team expectations.”
As a result, Funderburk decided to transfer to Northwest Florida State College, which is a Junior College, so he could play right away.
On the weekend of October 27th, Funderburk was in Raleigh for an official visit. Funderburk’s connections with the NC State go back to Hargrave Military Academy. Not only was Kevin Keatts the head coach at Hargrave for years, but NC State assistant coach A.W. Hamilton was actually Derek Funderburk’s head coach at Hargrave.
This is a huge pickup for the NC State coaching staff. The Wolfpack went from having a huge concern about the front court heading into 2018, to now having a surplus of big fellas.
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.