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Keatts, NBA scouts on-hand to see 5-star elite SG Anfernee Simons

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Elite 2018 shooting guard, Anfernee Simons (6’3, 165lb) decommitted from Louisville after the firing of Rick Pitino. Since then he’s been on nearly every major school’s radar.

Yesterday, NC State head coach Kevin Keatts was on hand to watch him play (according to Adam Zagoria).

While most believe Simons is leaning towards Florida, that isn’t stopping schools from going after him. What is strange, however, is that NC State is already over the scholarship limit.

The recent addition of Derek Funderburk puts the Pack over by 1 scholarship. Most believe that Yurtseven is expected to leave no matter what (whether it’s for the NBA or Europe), but what would happen if they added Anfernee Simons as well?

While we point this out, it’s not like we believe that Keatts doesn’t know what he’s doing. If he can land Simons, he lands Simons and gives the kid a scholarship. Period.

There are quite a few players that are going to get lost in the shuffle this year, and definitely next year, that might look to transfer to find more playing time. Think Shaun Kirk or Darius Hicks. Not saying they will, but odds are someone will.

If NC State lands Simons you can go ahead and mark it down, they’ll have the #1 recruiting class in 2018 (Simons is ranked #12 overall in his class). Either way, we’re going to be keeping a very close eye on this.

Check out Anfernee Simons’ highlight reel below:

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5-Star F Josh Hall Still Planning Official Visit to NC State

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5-Star 2020 Forward Josh Hall (6’10″/190) was scheduled to take an Official Visit to NC State last weekend, but ended up cancelling it. Despite the cancellation, Hall still plans on taking an Official Visit to Raleigh in the future, according to the interview below with Phenom Hoop Report.

Hall’s only Official Visit thus far was to Louisville Labor Day weekend.

In the above interview with Phenom Hoop Report, Hall told them that Louisville has told him he could play Guard.

Hall said that NC State and LSU were both in to visit with him this week. When asked which other schools he’d like to take Official Visits to, he listed off Texas, Florida State, LSU and NC State.

Hall is looking for a school that has a tract record developing players, and that his parents are excited about.

Rivals ranks Hall as the #24 overall player in the 2020 recruiting class, and the #4 Small Forward. 247Sports ranks him as the #10 Power Forward in the nation, and the #3 player in the state of North Carolina.

Hall plays for Moravian Prep in Hickory.

NC State offered him a scholarship on April 3rd.

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