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NC State’s Kevin Keatts Watches Moore & Lecque on Day 1 of Peach Jam

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The Dead period is over, and as soon as Evaluation Period opened yesterday at 5pm, NC State’s Kevin Keatts was front and center to watch 5-Star prospects Wendell Moore and Jalen Lecque down at the Peach Jam in North Augusta, SC according to Jonas Pope IV of the News & Observer.

“If it’s a forgone conclusion that Concord’s Wendell Moore, Jr. is Duke or Carolina bound, somebody forgot to tell N.C. State head coach Kevin Keatts.

Keatts and two of his assistant coaches were constants on court six, where Moore and his CP3 teammates kicked off day one of the EYBL Peach Jam with a win.

Moore has North Carolina, N.C. State, Duke, Wake Forest and South Carolina in his top five.

As soon as the game tipped off, Keatts, James Johnson and Takayo Siddle were in their seats, front row to watch Moore, who helped lead Cox Mills to back-to-back NCHSAA 3A basketball titles. On the NIKE circuit this summer, Moore has averaged 17.7 points per game and 6.5 rebounds. Prior to the Peach Jam event Moore was named All-EYBL First Team.

Moments later, Duke assistant coach Chris Carrawell made his way into the gymnasium, but Keatts held ground letting Moore know he was the first to lay eyes on the five-star prospect.

Keatts stuck around to watch Jalen Lecque and the New York Renaissance play in the second game of the day. Lecque, who played last season at the Christ School in Arden, is the No. 1 player in North Carolina, drawing interest from N.C. State and North Carolina. However, there are rumors that Lecque could return to his native New York for his senior season or transfer to IMG Academy in Florida. No matter where he plays, the same college coaches, Keatts included, will make the trip to see him play.“ (N&O)

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4-Star G/F Bryce Heard Includes NC State in Final 4, Decision Coming Next Week

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4-Star 2025 Guard/Forward Bryce Heard (6’6″/190) has trimmed his list of schools to 4, with NC State making the cut along with USC, Mississippi St. and Xavier. He will be announcing his college decision next Wednesday, July 24th.

Heard took an Official Visit to NC State beginning on June 23rd.

247Sports, ESPN and Rivals all rank Heard as a 4-Star prospect. Rivals ranks him as the #95 overall player nationally in the 2025 recruiting class. 247Sports ranks him as the #16 Combo Guard in the class, and they also rank him as the #2 player in the state of Illinois.

As a Junior this past season at Homewood-Flossmoor (Chicago, Illinois), Heard averaged 19 point, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.

From where things currently stand, NC State looks like they are in a good position to land Heard.

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4-Star Wing Jackson Keith is Looking to Schedule an Official Visit to NC State

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2025 4-Star Wing Jackson Keith (6’6″/175) is looking to schedule an Official Visit to NC State in the near future.

Keith has already scheduled an Official Visit to Notre Dame, and also plans to schedule Official Visits to NC State, Tennessee and LSU as well.

Rivals ranks Keith as the #75 overall player nationally in the 2025 recruiting class, and ESPN ranks him as the #4 player in the state of North Carolina.

Keith plays right down the road at Southern Durham.

Outside of Notre Dame, NC State, Tennessee (no offer) and LSU, Keith also holds offers from Mississippi St., Illinois, Wake Forest, SMU, Virginia Tech, Villanova, St. John’s and others.

This past season, Keith averaged 19.7 points and 7.6 rebounds, while shooting 62% from the field, and 36% from three.

 

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NC State Offers 4-Star PF Cody Peck

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The coaches of the NC State Men’s Basketball team have offered a scholarship to 4-Star 2026 Power Forward Cody Peck (6’10″/180).

Rivals and ON3 both rank Peck as a 4-Star prospect, with the former ranking him as the #68 overall player nationally in the 2026 recruiting class, the #10 Power Forward, and the #3 player in the state of North Carolina.

Peck plays for Carmel Christian in Matthews.

He also holds offers from Wake Forest, Georgetown, SMU, LSU, Dayton, Creighton and others.

Peck is playing on the AAU circuit with Garner Road.

 

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NC State Offers 4-Star G Kaden Magwood

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The coaching staff of NC State’s Men’s Basketball team offered a scholarship to 2025 4-Star Shooting Guard Kaden Magwood (6’2″/160) yesterday.

Magwood is a consensus 4-Star prospect, with 247Sports ranking him as the #54 overall player nationally in the 2025 recruiting class. ON3 ranks him as the #2 player in the state of North Carolina in his class. Magwood plays for Combine Academy in Lincolnton. Last season, Magwood played for Oak Hill Academy in Virginia. On the AAU circuit, Magwood plays for Team Loaded.

He also holds offers from Ole Miss, Xavier, Cincinnati, Illinois, Alabama, Virginia Tech, Penn State, Mississippi St., Louisville, West Virginia, Arizona St., Georgia, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, USC, Kansas St., Villanova and others.

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