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3-Star G Trey McGowens Visited NC State Yesterday

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Yesterday 2019 3-Star combo Guard Trey McGowens (6’4”/175) took an unofficial visit to NC State, and witnessed the Wolfpack lose to UNC-Greensboro.

McGowens once was a member of the 2018 recruiting class, but has reclassified to 2019. He made the move because he is really young for the 2018 class, and thought another year of development would increase his college options.

He took an unofficial visit to NC State in June, and after reclassifying, he picked up an offer from the Wolfpack on November 4th. The Wolfpack’s coaching staff was out watching him a few weeks later.

McGowens took an official visit with Clemson in November, and it apparently went really well, and they are still interested in taking him in 2018, which is a possibility still on the table.

He has also taken unofficial visits to South Carolina, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech and Tennessee.

McGowens has a strong connection with the NC State coaching staff, because he plays for Hargrave Military Academy, are Kevin Keatts and A.W. Hamilton both were head coaches there.

“It’s really deep because coach Keatts, he coached at Hargrave so they run the exact same stuff, so I feel like if I were to go there it would be an easy transition,” he said. “When I went to Clemson I saw how they were developing their guards, with reads and all that.” (247)

He is the #119 overall player in the 2019 class according to Rivals.

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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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