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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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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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