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WATCH: NC State Jericole Hellems Scores 24 Against Rival

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This past weekend 2018 NC State Commit Jericole Hellems scored 24 points, leading Chaminade to a 77-74 victory over rival Vashon.

It was a passion-filled, chippy contest, and Hellems showed a lot of grit according to Rivals’ Eric Bossi.

It wasn’t always pretty, but North Carolina State-bound four-star forward Jericole Hellems found a way to get the job done in leading St Louis (Mo.) Chaminade to a gritty 77-74 win over St. Louis (Mo.) Vashon.

For those who aren’t familiar with St. Louis hoops, this game was a heavyweight battle and one that was highly anticipated. Private vs. public school, big class vs. small class and two of the most consistent talent-producing programs in the city. It was chippy from start to finish, and it was physical. That’s what impressed me about Hellems, even though he struggled to finish around the rim he never lost his way or floated to the perimeter. As the game wore on, he became steadily more effective, scoring 18 of his game high 24 in the second half.

Hellems is a classic tweener whose toughness has been questioned in the past. I would be hard-pressed to do that based on Saturday’s game. Toughness isn’t simply about flexing on people and being physical, there’s a mental side to it as well, and I think Hellems deserves credit for showing the mental and physical side of things in a heated environment with a lot on the line. (Rivals)

If you want to get a feel for just how “chippy” this game was, and how “tough” Hellems played, check out the highlights from the whole game from BallIsLife below.

Preview: It starts with Hellems screaming “THEY CAN’T HANDLE ME! IT’S OVER!”

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3-Star G Shakeel Moore Commits to NC State

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3-Star 2020 Guard Shakeel Moore (6’1″/185) committed to NC State tonight at the Phenom Hoops National Showcase.

Moore plays at Moravian Prep with NC State target 2020 5-Star Forward Josh Hall, and is ranked as the #7 player in the state of North Carolina according to 247Sports.

It was once thought that Moore would wait until the Spring, and it was also once thought that Providence would be where he landed, but both of those things obviously didn’t transpire.

Keatts and two of his assistant coaches were at his game last night, and the whole Moravian Prep team was at the Wolfpack’s game in Reynolds Coliseum this afternoon.

Moore is the 4th member of NC State’s 2020 recruiting class.

 

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3-Star G Shakeel Moore to Announce Decision Today

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NC State 2020 target 3-Star Combo Guard Shakeel Moore (6’1″/185) will be announcing his college decision today.

It was once thought that Moore would wait until the Spring, and it was also once thought that Providence would be where he landed, but it looks like both of those things have changed.

Wolfpack head coach Kevin Keatts, and assistants Roy Roberson and Takayo Siddle were in attendance last night to watch Moore and his Moravian Prep teammate 5-Star F Josh Hall at the Phenom National Showcase at Ravenscroft in Raleigh.

After news broke that Moore would be announcing today, Rivals National Basketball Analyst Eric Bossi submitted a FutureCast for Moore to land at NC State. Two days earlier, Corey Evans, another one of their National Basketball Analysts picked the Wolfpack as well.

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4-Star SF Ja’Dun Michael Includes NC State in Final-7

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2021 4-Star Small Forward Ja’Dun Michael (6’5″/185) released his Final-7 schools last night, and NC State made the cut along with Penn State, Louisville, Providence, Wichita State, Cincinnati, and Elon.

The Wolfpack offered Michael back on September 1st.

247Sports ranks him as the #105 overall player in the nation in 2021, the #22 Small Forward, and the #2 player in the state of North Carolina. Michael plays for The Burlington School (Burlington, NC).

Michael has already took an Official Visit to Penn State on the weekend of October 4th. He plays on Team Loaded on the AAU circuit with 2020 NC State target 5-Star Forward Josh Hall.

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4-Star PG Cam Hayes Signs Letter of Intent to Play at NC State

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4-Star 2020 Point Guard Cam Hayes (6’1″/160) signed his national letter of intent to play basketball at NC State today.

Hayes committed to run with the Pack back on September 13th, after deciding to reclassify from the 2021 class.

247Sports’ Composite ranks him as the #46 overall player inn the class, the #5 point guard, and the #3 player in the state of North Carolina.

Hayes plays for Greensboro Day School.

Hayes is a part of a 3-man NC State 2020 class that currently ranks 19th according to 247Sports.

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