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Kentucky Transfer F Sacha Killeya-Jones Commits to NC State

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Kentucky Transfer Forward Sacha Killeya-Jones just announced that he has committed to NC State.

He took an official visit to NC State last week, and was scheduled to take a visit to Wake Forest over Memorial Day weekend, but that visit is obviously unnecessary now.

Jones is originally a native of Chapel Hill, but played his high school ball at Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg, Virginia. After originally committing to UVA, Jones eventually committed to go to Kentucky. Jones was a consensus 5-Star recruit, and ranked as the #23 overall player in the class of 2016.

As a sophomore this past season, Jones played 13.7 minutes per game, and averaged 3.3 points and 2.9 rebounds.

This is a huge pickup for the Wolfpack.

Jones will have to sit out this upcoming season, and will have two years of eligibility remaining.

In order for Jones to have committed, a scholarship would have had to have become available. I cannot go into detail at this point, but one of the Freshman that was a committed member of the Wolfpack’s 2018 recruiting class will not be enrolling at NC State. 

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5-Star PG Jalen Lecque Schedules Official Visit to NC State

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5-star 2019 point guard Jalen Lecque (6’4″/190) just included NC State in his Top-7 schools, and word broke yesterday that he has scheduled his 1st official visit to NC State for September 8th and 9th.

Considering the fact that you only get 5 official visits, it’s obvious that NC State ranks highly within that Top-7, which also includes Tennessee, Texas Tech, Louisville, Oregon, TCU and UCLA.

In fact, the 71% of the experts (7 votes) over at 247Sports predict that Lecque will land at NC State in their crystal ball.

It’s worth noting who some of the analysts were that have already predicted that Lecque will land in Raleigh.

Brian Snow, a National Basketball Analyst for 247Sports, was one of them. He hasn’t gotten one prediction wrong in 2019 so far. A solid 28 of 28.

Also, 247Sports reporters that cover Louisville, Kentucky and Duke all also picked NC State.

ESPN ranks Lecque as the #11 overall player in the 2019 recruiting class, and the #2 point guard. Lecque was playing for Christ School in Arden, North Carolina, but he recently transferred to Brewster Academy up in New Hampshire for his Senior season.

No one has been recruiting Lecque harder than Kevin Keatts, and it looks like NC State’s taken the lead in his recruitment.

 

 

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NC State Makes 4-Star SG Jahmius Ramsey’s Top-10

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4-star 2019 shooting guard Jahmius Ramsey (6’4″/190) released his Top-10 schools this morning, and NC State made the cut along with Miami, LSU, Virginia Tech, Indiana, Oregon, Texas Tech, Memphis, Louisville and Florida.

ESPN ranks Ramsey as the #30 overall player in the 2019 recruiting class, the #3 shooting guard. 247Sports ranks him as the #2 overall player in the state of Virginia. Remember, the NC State coaching staff has deep roots in the state of Virginia, with head coach Kevin Keatts running the show at Hargrave Military Academy from 2003-11 in VA. Ramsey plays for Oak Hill Academy.

NC State offered Ramsey on June 22nd.

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NC State Makes Top-7 of 5-star PG Jalen Lecque

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5-star 2019 point guard Jalen Lecque (6’4″/190) revealed his Top-7 schools tonight, and NC State made the cut along with Tennessee, Texas Tech, Louisville, Oregon, TCU and UCLA.

ESPN ranks Lecque as the #11 overall player in the 2019 recruiting class, and the #2 point guard. Lecque was playing for Christ School in Arden, North Carolina, but he recently transferred to Brewster Academy up in New Hampshire for his Senior season.

Former NC State ACC Player of the Year TJ Warren Alain played his Senior season at Brewster.

NC State offered Lecque on September 14th of last year. Wolfpack head coach Kevin Keatts has been recruiting Lecque as hard as anyone in the country, and don’t expect his move up north to change any of that.

Lecque looks a heck of a lot like Russell Westbrook when you watch him play.

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4-Star Wing Patrick Williams Lists NC State in Top-10

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The NC State Men’s Basketball coaching staff has made 2019 4-star Small Forward Patrick Williams (6’7″/190) a top priority, and when he revealed his Top-10 yesterday, the Wolfpack made the list.

NC State is accompanied by Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Maryland, Texas, Clemson, Louisville, Arizona, Florida State and Ohio State.

Williams plays for West Charlotte High School (Charlotte, NC), and is ranked by ESPN as the #46 overall player in the 2019 recruiting class, and the #2 player in the state of North Carolina. They also rank him as the #6 overall shooting guard in the 2019 class.

NC State has been on Williams for quite some time now, offering Williams on April 17th of last year.

 

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