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NC State watched Tariq Balogun and 4-star Aundre Hyatt (2019) last night

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According to Rivals recruiting analyst, Corey Evans, the NC State coaching staff wasn’t taking things easy the week after their upset win over UNC. They were reportedly in the gym checking out two 2019 Miller School (Charlottesville, Va) prospects.


Aundre Hyatt is the more known of the two prospects. He is a 6’6, 216lb 4-star who was originally a 2018 prospect but reclassified to 2019 last summer.

Hyatt hails from the Bronx, NY but is playing in Virginia at The Miller School and for the Boo Williams AAU team (both high profile basketball programs). So far he’s visited Rutgers and Seton Hall, so the early thinking is that he is looking to head back up north for college. However, interest is really starting to pick up for him, so when higher profile schools get involved, things may change. FSU, VT, and LSU are all in the mix currently.

As far as skill-set goes, Hyatt is a big kid with a sweet stroke. He’s known for his shooting but has the frame to be really become a full-on offensive threat. Check out his highlights here…

As for Tariq Balogun, he is originally from London and honestly, there isn’t too much info on him. It seems as if Virginia Tech is the only school that has shown a lot of interest (he’s visited them this past fall). He is unranked on most scouting networks, but judging by his video, he’s probably going to start getting some interest. He’s a springy 6’9 kid with a decent stroke. Take a look for yourself…

Neither one of these guys have really been on NC State’s radar until now, so we’ll continue to follow up with this. Are these true targets for Keatts and co, or were they just giving them an in-person look?

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5-Star F Josh Hall Still Planning Official Visit to NC State

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5-Star 2020 Forward Josh Hall (6’10″/190) was scheduled to take an Official Visit to NC State last weekend, but ended up cancelling it. Despite the cancellation, Hall still plans on taking an Official Visit to Raleigh in the future, according to the interview below with Phenom Hoop Report.

Hall’s only Official Visit thus far was to Louisville Labor Day weekend.

In the above interview with Phenom Hoop Report, Hall told them that Louisville has told him he could play Guard.

Hall said that NC State and LSU were both in to visit with him this week. When asked which other schools he’d like to take Official Visits to, he listed off Texas, Florida State, LSU and NC State.

Hall is looking for a school that has a tract record developing players, and that his parents are excited about.

Rivals ranks Hall as the #24 overall player in the 2020 recruiting class, and the #4 Small Forward. 247Sports ranks him as the #10 Power Forward in the nation, and the #3 player in the state of North Carolina.

Hall plays for Moravian Prep in Hickory.

NC State offered him a scholarship on April 3rd.

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