NC State Basketball Recruiting Update – July 23, 2018
Last week, NC State’s Men’s Basketball coaches were out in full force, and it is clear they have honed in on their top priorities in the 2019 class.
Yesterday, they watched 5-star small forward Wendell Moore and 4-star small forward Patrick Williams at the Phenom Hoops Report CP3 Live.
✅Florida State’s Leonard Hamilton
✅NC State’s Kevin Keatts (and 2 Assistants
Ohio State Assistant
Virginia Tech Assistant
at #PhenomCP3 for 6’8 2019 4🌟Patrick Williams pic.twitter.com/PQgmc9IIdq
— Jamie Shaw (@JamieShaw5) July 22, 2018
✅Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski & 2 Assistants
✅South Carolina’s Frank Martin & an Assistant
✅NC State’s Kevin Keatts & 2 Assistants
Assistant Coach Steve Woodberry from Wake Forest
were at #PhenomCP3 for 2019 5🌟Wendell Moore of Team CP3 pic.twitter.com/4Lnd4jG5k5
— Jamie Shaw (@JamieShaw5) July 22, 2018
Legendary lineup right here👀🤭 pic.twitter.com/idKobGO32J
— Darius T. Moore (@DariusTMoore3) July 22, 2018
Patrick Williams just gets so much done, and plays so hard. Lot of versatility. The 4-star SF has Kevin Keatts, Buzz Williams and Avery Johnson watching along with a number of high-major assistants.
— Dan McDonald (@DMcDonaldRivals) July 19, 2018
Williams plays for West Charlotte High School (Charlotte, NC), and is ranked by ESPN as the #50 overall player in the 2019 recruiting class.
Moore is at the top of NC State’s 2019 recruiting priority list, and has been for some time. NC State originally offered Moore a scholarship before he even stepped foot on the court as a freshman in high school. 247Sports ranks him as the #17 overall player in 2019, and ESPN ranks him as the #1 player in the state of North Carolina. NC State is in his Top 5, and he is looking to make his decision in the Fall.
They have also jumped on the bandwagon for 4-star power forward CJ Walker, offering him on July 13th, and scouting him intensely again last week. (Walker plays for E1T1)
All these coaches plus Buzz Williams, Kevin Keatts, Mike and Leonard Hamilton moved over one court to see E1T1 vs PSA. No Cole Anthony in this one for PSA. https://t.co/mYka5Njs7c
— Dan McDonald (@DMcDonaldRivals) July 20, 2018
Rivals ranks Walker as the #43 overall player in the 2019 class, and ESPN ranks him as the #10 power forward.
It’s worth noting that all three of these prospects are from the state of North Carolina.
North Carolina High School Athletes Will Now be Able to Profit off NIL
NIL has shaken up the college sports world, and now it will be shaking up the high school sports world in North Carolina (NCHSAA), becoming one of 27 states to approve the ability for high school athletes to profit off their Name, Image and Likeness.
This will officially take place beginning July 1.
In order for a student athlete to begin this process, they will have to take a course on NIL, and their parents, coaches and athletic director will as well. Schools and coaches will not be able to represent the student in NIL Deals, and they will also not be allowed to use NIL as a way to draw athletes to their school.
There are restrictions on what student athletes can profit off of though.
The NCHSAA will prohibit student-athletes from entering into NIL deals with products around adult entertainment, alcohol, cannabis, controlled substances, firearms and ammunition, gambling, prescription drugs, as well as tobacco, vaping, and other Nicotine-related products. Athletes cannot affiliate themselves with a specific school, conference, school district, the NCHSAA, or the NFHS through a NIL deal.
What are your thoughts?
NC State Men’s Offers 4-Star Jahki Howard
Last Thursday, the Wolfpack offered 2024 Small Forward Jahki Howard (6’7″/180) out of Overtime Elite (Atlanta, GA).
Blessed to receive a offer from NC state 🙏🏽❤️ pic.twitter.com/4lgSd9b9s8
— Jahki Howard (@showtime_ki) April 28, 2023
ESPN ranks Howard as the #53 overall player nationally in the 2024 recruiting class, and the #3 player in the state of Georgia.
Howard is familiar with NC State, because NC State 2023 signee Trey Parker played with him down at Overtime Elite. In 2022-23, Howard averaged 10.1 points per game, shooting 58.6% from the field.
Check out these pictures of Howard on an unofficial visit to NC State with Parker.
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Check out these recent highlight reels of Howard.
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Jahki Howard has taken his game to another level. Off to a 5-0 start with NH Lightning on the Circuit.
Averaging 17.6PPG and 7.2RPG, while shooting 69% FG and 63% from 3P (7-11). Insane numbers.
Highlights below📺👇 pic.twitter.com/90DcLkLKN7
— GREENLIGHT MEDIA (@atlgreenlight) April 29, 2023
Parker and Howard showed out in this Dunk Contest a couple of months back.
Howard will be taking an Official Visit to Georgetown on May 8-9.
4-Star SF Jahki Howard Takes an Unofficial Visit to NC State
4-Star 2024 Small Forward Jahki Howard (6’7″/180) took an Unofficial Visit to NC State yesterday alongside 4-Star Shooting Guard Paul McNeil, who verbally committed to run with the Wolfpack yesterday.
🐺🐺nation ? Unofficial visit❤️🤍 #notcommitted pic.twitter.com/NxNncnptkm
— Jahki Howard (@showtime_ki) February 20, 2023
Howard is ranked as the #51 overall player nationally in the 2024 class by Rivals, and the #4 player in the state of Georgia according to ESPN. Howard plays for Overtime Elite in Atlanta, where 2023 NC State signee Trey Parker plays.
He also holds offers from Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Providence, Auburn, Rutgers, Illinois, Texas A&M, Mississippi St, Wake Forest, Florida, LSU, Ole Miss, Arizona St, Kansas, Georgia, Texas, Tennessee, Arkansas, and others.
As far as I can tell, Howard doesn’t hold an offer from NC State at this point.
Jahki Howard earns Player of the Week honors after a big performance vs. Hillcrest dropping 25 PTS, 8 REB, 5 AST 🚀 @showtime_ki pic.twitter.com/yPD5psrm2m
— Overtime Elite (@OvertimeElite) November 29, 2022
4-Star 2024 Shooting Guard Paul McNeil Commits to NC State!
What a day! 4-Star 2024 Shooting Guard Paul McNeil (6’6″/185) wrapped up his Official Visit to NC State today by committing to run with the Wolfpack, after watching them defeat their rival UNC in PNC Arena.
@PackMensBball #Committed🐺🐺 pic.twitter.com/AiSg5h2wCg
— P2⚡️ (@PaulMcneilJr) February 19, 2023
McNeil is the #17 overall player nationally in the 2024 recruiting class according to ESPN, and the #2 player in the state of North Carolina.
In 2022-23, McNeil is averaging 23.9 points, 8.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 2.4 steals per game for Richmond High School. Last year, he became the first ever Sophomore to win the Gatorade Player of the Year Award in the state of North Carolina.
McNeil also held offers from Clemson, Indiana, Illinois, Tennessee, Alabama, Miami, Georgetown, St. John’s, LSU, Virginia Tech, Missouri, and others.