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PI EXCLUSIVE: 5-Star SF Wendell Moore Talks NC State Official Visit

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5-Star 2019 Small Forward Wendell Moore (6’5”/210) took his 1st Official Visit to NC State this past weekend, and we caught up with him, and he gave us the rundown.

Why did you choose to take your 1st Official Visit to NC State?

“They have been recruiting hard since they first took the job at NC State. When I was talking to them about setting up my Official Visit, they said they wanted to be the first school, so I made them my first visit.”

Overall, how was your experience?

“I had a great time. I just got to experience the life of an NC State basketball player, and it went really well.”

Did you bond with any of the current Wolfpack players?

“I already knew most of the guys, but I was around C.J. Bryce and Torin Dorn the most, and they showed me a good time.”

How was the football game?

“The football game was crazy. I had a chance to go over to the student tailgate, and it was really hype. The students really love their sports.”

What was your favorite part of your visit?

“My favorite part was just seeing how they operate on a day-to-day basis, and hanging out with the guys was really cool too.”

What do you like about NC State?

”I like NC State because you kinda get the best of both worlds. They are a great basketball program, so there’s that side of it, but at the same time they are a really good school academically. You also get to experience what the college life is all about.”

What is Kevin Keatts’ pitch for you to run with the Pack?

“His pitch was just that I would come in and have a chance to make an immediate impact. He explained that I am his number one priority in the class, and that he is trying to build something around me.”

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Moore is the #1 player in the state of North Carolina according to ESPN, and the #18 overall player in the 2019 recruiting class. He included NC State in his Top 5 on May 4th.

NC State originally offered Moore a scholarship before he even stepped foot on the court as a freshman in high school.

He has Official Visits planned for Duke on September 22nd, Wake Forestst on September 29th, and UNC on October 12th.

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4-Star F Dontrez Styles: “I love everything about NC State”

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4-Star Dontrez Styles showed out at the John Wall Holiday Invitational last week, averaging 20.6 points over 3 games, recording double-doubles in 2 of them (10 rebounds each). Styles earned All-Tournament team honors.

NC State has made the standout out of Kinston High School a priority, according to 247Sports’ Evan Daniels.

Which school has prioritized him?

“N.C. State,” Style said. “They contact me every day to be honest and they tell me that they need me.”

“I love everything about them,” he added when asked about them. “They are a great school. Coach [Kevin] Keatts is a great coach. I love it.” (247)

247Sports ranks Styles as the #76 player nationally in the 2021 class, and the #2 player in the state of North Carolina.

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NC State Watched 4-Star C Roosevelt Wheeler Last Night

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NC State Men’s Basketball coaches were in attendance last night watching 4-Star 2021 Center Roosevelt Wheeler (6’10″/220) of John Marshall High School (Richmond, VA).

NC State has made an early impression on Wheeler. After offering the standout from Virginia in August of last year, Wheeler decided to take an early Official Visit to NC State back in September.

Wheeler is ranked as the #55 overall player nationally according to Rivals, and the #9 Center. 247Sports ranks him as the #67 overall player, the #12 Center, and the #3 player in the state of Virginia.

Every single member of the NC State coaching staff has connections to the state of Virginia. Head Coach Kevin Keatts coached at Hargrave Military Academy for over a decade, and is a native of Lynchburg. Assistant Coach James Johnson is a native of Powhatan, Virginia, and coached at Longwood College, Hargrave Military Academy, George Mason and Virginia Tech, which are all in the Commonwealth. Assistant Takayo Siddle played for, and served as a coach with Keatts at Hargrave. Assistant Roy Roberson coached 20+ years in the state of Virginia.

NC State has made Wheeler a top priority in 2021.

Wheeler also holds offers from Georgetown, VCU, Wake Forest and ODU.

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Keatts Watched 4-Star F Dontrez Styles This Week

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NC State head coach Kevin Keatts watched 4-Star 2021 Forward Dontrez Styles (6’7″/205) on Tuesday night.

The Wolfpack offered Styles back on July 16th.

Styles is listed as a Small Forward by 247Sports, and a Power Forward by Rivals. 247Sports ranks him as the #105 overall player in the nation, the #25 Small Forward and the #2 player in the state of North Carolina. Rivals ranks him as the #78 overall player in the nation, and the #20 Power Forward.

He also holds offers from Georgetown, Maryland, Mississippi, Pittsburgh, Clemson, DePaul, St. John’s, VCU and others.

Styles plays for Kinston High School, and is thankful that Keatts was at his game.

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NC State Commits Nick Farrar & Shakeel Moore Pick up 4th Star at ESPN

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ESPN really likes NC State’s 2020 Men’s Basketball recruiting class, which they rank 7th nationally.

They have recently upgraded Wolfpack signees Forward Nick Farrar and Guard Shakeel Moore to 4-Star prospects, which means that ESPN now ranks ALL 5 of NC State’s signees as 4-star prospects now.

As you can see above, according to ESPN’s rankings, NC State has signed the #3, #4, #5, and #6 players in the state of North Carolina.

What you can’t see above is that ESPN also ranks Center Ebenezer Dowuona as a 4-Star prospect, and the #10 player in the state of Georgia.

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