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Mizzou Freshman PG Blake Harris to transfer. Could NC State be in play?

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Missouri’s 6’3 freshman PG, Blake Harris (a former 4-star) has put in his transfer and was granted his release earlier today.

Harris is from Chapel Hill, NC and went to Word of God Academy in Raleigh. If you remember, we reported that Harris visited NC State in March before committing to Missouri in April.

Actually, Harris was only looking around because he had decommitted from Washington after their coaching change. It’s likely that he followed Michael Porter Jr (also a former Washington commit) to Missouri and wasn’t really set that decision in the first place.

So, where will he end up? At this point, there really isn’t any concrete talk about Harris to NC State (or any other school for that matter), but there is talk that he would like to be closer to home.

I think Wolfpack fans would be wise to keep track of this over the next week or so.

Harris was highly recruited, both before his Washington commitment and after he reneged (prior to selecting Mizzou). He held offers from NC State, Michigan State, UConn, Cincy, Clemson, Memphis, LSU, Wake Forest, VT and many more. So obviously, all those schools are likely back in play.

Also note that Harris is good friends with NC State commit Ian Steere, who tweeted this today.

Harris was averaging 3.8 points and 3 assists in 13 minutes per game. He shot 40% from the floor, but did not connect on any of his seven 3pt attempts.

Harris actually has a good shot, so I’m surprised to see he hasn’t hit a single 3 this season. However, 40% from the floor isn’t a bad number for a freshman PG. His assist total is where he shines. It may not look like much, but 3 assist per game is pretty good when you take into account he was only getting 13 minutes per game. If you break that down, Harris is averaging .23 assist per minute. For comparison, Markell Johnson was averaging .24 assists per minute and he was leading the ACC in ‘Assist Rate.’

Check out Harris’ Missouri highlight reel. He’s a big guard with good vision, good size, athleticism and a nice stroke. All things Keatts looks for in a PG.

And his reel from HS.

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2021 SG Terquavion Smith Commits to NC State!

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2021 Shooting Guard Terquavion Smith (6’3″/180) made an early commitment to NC State today.

“Coach [Kevin] Keatts and his staff are excited. They had a great evaluation on him,” Williford told HighSchoolOT.com. “We went to team camp there this summer so they got to see him play over four days. They made him a priority since then.”

Smith is a Sophomore at Farmville Central, and has averaged 18.6 points, 5.1 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game this year.

In Smith, the Wolfpack have picked up their 1st commitment in the 2021 recruiting class.

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2021 PG Carter Whitt, #2 in NC, Attended NC State’s Victory Over Syracuse

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2021 Point Guard Carter Whitt (6’3″/170) took an unofficial visit to NC State on Wednesday, attending the Wolfpack’s 73-58 victory over Syracuse.

Raleigh is home for Whitt, playing for Leesville Rd High School. Rivals ranks him as the #46 overall player in the 2021 recruiting class, and 247Sports ranks him as the #2 player in the state of North Carolina in 2021.

NC State offered Whitt back on December 31st.

He also holds offers from Ole Miss and UVA.

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4-Star 2020 PG Jalen Cone Visited NC State for Virginia Tech Game

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This past Saturday, 4-star 2020 point guard Jalen Cone (5’11″/163) took an unofficial visit to NC State for their game against Virginia Tech.

At this point, Ole Miss, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest are the only Power 5 schools that have offered Cone thus far, despite the fact that Rivals ranks him as the #60 overall player in the 2020 recruiting class.

Cone is one of the best scorers in the state of North Carolina, averaging 25.9 points and 6.6 assists per game for Walkertown (Kernersville, NC). He’s electric, having the ability to drop 50+ on a given night.

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4-Star PG Cam Hayes Visited NC State This Weekend

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4-Star 2021 point guard Cam Hayes (6’2″/175) took an unofficial visit to NC State this weekend for their horrendous loss to Virginia Tech.

Rivals ranks Hayes as the #16 player overall in the 2021 recruiting class, and 247Sports ranks him as the #1 player in the state of North Carolina in 2021.

Hayes plays for Greensboro Day School (Greensboro, NC).

NC State offered Hayes on September 29th last year, and he took an unofficial visit to Raleigh on October 19th.

Hayes also holds offers from Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Clemson, Wake Forest.

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