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VIDEO VAULT: 4-star NC State commit Ian Steere is a SAVAGE in the paint

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Ian Steere was a prize recruit for the Creighton Bluejays. His 6’9, 260 lbs of sheer muscle brings a physicality and violence that not many can match in the 2018 class. That’s why when he decommitted and flipped to NC State it was such a big deal.

Although we covered the commitment, it was in the heart of football season and we’re not sure Pack fans really paid attention to what they had just gotten.

It seems like lately, every few days, a couple more highlights come out showing Steere absolutely punishing the rim or throwing a shot into the seats. Here is one from yesterday.

And here he is (below) throwing down a poster windmill on UNC’s Brandon Huffman, shutting down the Josh Level Classic. Get used to it, Brandon.

Here is some more brutal footage of Steere dunking anything he touches with authority.

Currently, Steere is a 4-star and ranked just outside the top 100 on Rivals and only a 3 star for 247. So, what gives? We watch a ton of recruit footage and it’s rare you find a power, strength, athlete combo like you see here.

The knock early on was his polish and his weight. He’s always had a ton of muscle, he was carrying a little extra weight early on. Now that he’s grown into his frame, he’s more lean, more solid and more bouncy. We believe he could be a borderline top 50 player in this class when all is said and done.

Once he gets to NC State you better believe they will work on his footwork in the post, and it’s also pretty clear that like everyone else on this roster Keatts will ahve him in the best shape of his life.

If you make those improvements, right away the 6’9 Steere becomes one of the biggest, most solid bodies in the ACC. I think it’s safe to say we’re really excited about this kid’s future with the Pack.

And don’t get confused. Steere is not just huge and athletic. He’s got nice touch and pretty decent court vision (as shown here.)

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Get ready Pack fans, we think you’re going to love this kid.

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NC State Men’s Basketball Commit Terquavion Smith: Junior Highlight Reel

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NC State 4-Star 2021 Shooting Guard verbal commit Terquavion Smith (6’3″180) has shot up the rankings this year, earning a 4th star, and becoming a Top-100 player. 247Sports ranks Smith as the #96 overall player nationally, and the #3 player in the state of North Carolina.

Check out his Junior Highlight Reel from PhenomHoopsReport.

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NC State Offers 7’0″ 2020 Center Quincy Ballard

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NC State offered 2020 Center Quincy Ballard (7’0″/246) two days ago. Ballard is a late-blooming prospect, who isn’t ranked/rated.

Ever since his showing at the recent 2020 Phenom HoopState Championship, Ballard’s recruitment has exploded. Since April 4th, he has picked up offers from Florida State, NC State, Cincinnati, Syracuse, and Maryland.

Here’s what Ballard had to say about NC State to PhenomHoopsReport recently.

Ballard: “I definitely feel good and love what Coach Keatts’ plan is with the team and how they see me fitting in. We are talking with them daily.” (Link)

Ballard is originally from Syracuse, New York, but has played the last two seasons at Quality Education Academy in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He plans to make his college decision this Saturday.

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NC State Makes Top-8 for 4-Star SF JaDun Michael

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4-Star 2020 Small Forward JaDun Michael (6’5″/185) decommitted from Wichita State on March 30th, and NC State made his Top-8 last night, along with Elon, ECU, Penn State, Virginia, Cincinnati, Texas A&M, and Pitt.

NC State is familiar with Michael, being the first ACC school to offer him a scholarship back on September.

247Sports ranks Michael as the #104 overall player nationally in the 2020 recruiting class, and the #4 player in the state of North Carolina (The Burlington School/Burlington, NC). Michael is familiar with NC State 5-star 2020 signee Josh Hall, playing AAU ball with him on Team Loaded.

Michael’s reason for decommitting was his desire to stay closer to home, and NC State definitely meets that criteria.

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NC State Showing Interest in 4-Star SF JaDun Michael After Decommitment from Wichita St.

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4-Star 2020 Small Forward JaDun Michael (6’5″/185) announced his decommitment from Wichita State, after committing to the Shockers on November 19th.

As you can see above, Michael noted his desire to stay closer to home. According to Jake at Stockrisers.com, NC State was one of the many schools that reached out to Michael soon as the news broke, along with Pitt, UVA, Alabama, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Penn State and Virginia Tech.

NC State is familiar with Michael, being the first ACC school to offer him a scholarship back on September.

247Sports ranks Michael as the #104 overall player nationally in the 2020 recruiting class, and the #4 player in the state of North Carolina (The Burlington School/Burlington, NC). Michael is familiar with NC State 5-star 2020 signee Josh Hall, playing AAU ball with him on Team Loaded.

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