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Missouri Transfer PG Blake Harris is at NC State Today

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Point Guard Blake Harris decided to transfer from Missouri 3 days ago, and we told you to keep your eyes peeled. The former 4-star prospect out of Word of God Academy here in Raleigh wanted to move back closer to home.

Well, it didn’t take long for NC State to get back into the mix with Harris. He’s on campus in Raleigh today.

Harris was originally a Washington signee, but after they fired their coach, he reopened his recruitment and ended up landing at Missouri. NC State has wanted Harris ever since Kevin Keatts showed up on the scene. Shortly before committing to Missouri, the Wolfpack offered Harris, and even had him on campus for an unofficial visit in March.

The Missouri transfer is no slouch either. He was the #99 overall player in the 2017 recruiting class according to ESPN, and the #3 player in the state of North Carolina. Harris held offers from the likes of UCONN, Michigan St., Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Clemson, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, LSU, and others.

The fact that NC State is the first school that Harris steps foot on after getting his release from Missouri is a very good sign. Wherever he ends up, he will have to sit out the rest of this season and the first half of next season as well.

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NC State Offers 2021 4-Star PF Ernest Ross

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NC State offered 2021 4-Star Power Forward Ernest Ross (6’9″/210) yesterday.

247Sports ranks him as the #38 overall player nationally in the 2021 recruiting class, the #9 Power Forward, and the #3 player in the state of Florida. Rivals ranks him as the #47 overall player and the #11 Power Forward.

Ross also holds offers from Florida, Oklahoma State, LSU, Ole Miss, USF, Virginia Tech, and Xavier.

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NC State Offers JUCO G El Ellis

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Kevin Keatts and his NC State Men’s Basketball Coaching Staff offered a scholarship to Junior College Guard El Ellis (6’3″/170) yesterday. Ellis is a 2021 prospect.

Ellis is from the Triangle, growing up in Durham. Before heading to Tallahassee Community College, he played high school ball at Quality Education Academy in Winston-Salem.

As a Freshman last year in Tallahassee, Ellis averaged 14.3 points and 4.4 assists per game, shooting 40.3% from three-point land (48% FG).

Ellis has also recently picked up scholarship offers from Arizona State, UCONN, Louisville, and Iowa State.

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4-Star F Dontrez Styles: “I love everything about NC State”

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4-Star Dontrez Styles showed out at the John Wall Holiday Invitational last week, averaging 20.6 points over 3 games, recording double-doubles in 2 of them (10 rebounds each). Styles earned All-Tournament team honors.

NC State has made the standout out of Kinston High School a priority, according to 247Sports’ Evan Daniels.

Which school has prioritized him?

“N.C. State,” Style said. “They contact me every day to be honest and they tell me that they need me.”

“I love everything about them,” he added when asked about them. “They are a great school. Coach [Kevin] Keatts is a great coach. I love it.” (247)

247Sports ranks Styles as the #76 player nationally in the 2021 class, and the #2 player in the state of North Carolina.

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NC State Watched 4-Star C Roosevelt Wheeler Last Night

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NC State Men’s Basketball coaches were in attendance last night watching 4-Star 2021 Center Roosevelt Wheeler (6’10″/220) of John Marshall High School (Richmond, VA).

NC State has made an early impression on Wheeler. After offering the standout from Virginia in August of last year, Wheeler decided to take an early Official Visit to NC State back in September.

Wheeler is ranked as the #55 overall player nationally according to Rivals, and the #9 Center. 247Sports ranks him as the #67 overall player, the #12 Center, and the #3 player in the state of Virginia.

Every single member of the NC State coaching staff has connections to the state of Virginia. Head Coach Kevin Keatts coached at Hargrave Military Academy for over a decade, and is a native of Lynchburg. Assistant Coach James Johnson is a native of Powhatan, Virginia, and coached at Longwood College, Hargrave Military Academy, George Mason and Virginia Tech, which are all in the Commonwealth. Assistant Takayo Siddle played for, and served as a coach with Keatts at Hargrave. Assistant Roy Roberson coached 20+ years in the state of Virginia.

NC State has made Wheeler a top priority in 2021.

Wheeler also holds offers from Georgetown, VCU, Wake Forest and ODU.

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