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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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5-Star F Josh Hall Announcing Decision Tomorrow

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5-Star 2020 Forward Josh Hall (6’9″/190) will be announcing his college decision tomorrow, and he will ultimately be choosing between NC State, Louisville and DePaul.

He took Official Visits to all three schools.

Rivals ranks Hall as the #26 player overall nationally in the 2020 recruiting class, and 247Sports ranks him as the #2 player in the state of North Carolina. Hall plays for Moravian Academy in Hickory.

NC State head coach Kevin Keatts and two of his assistants were in attendance watching Hall and his Moravian Prep teammates (including recent commit Shakeel Moore) in the Phenom Hoops National Showcase on Friday, and then the whole team was in attendance for the Wolfpack’s game in Reynolds Coliseum on Saturday.

For what it’s worth, the national recruiting experts would be dumfound if Hall didn’t decide to run with the Pack tomorrow.

100% of the FutureCast votes at Rivals (7), and 100% of the Crystal Ball predictions at 247Sports (5) have Hall choosing NC State tomorrow.

Also, 4-Star Point Guard commit Cam Hayes is pretty sure he knows what’s going down.

According to 247Sports’ Class Calculator, if Hall chooses NC State tomorrow, the Wolfpack will boast the 5th best class in the land.

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247: NC State Men’s Basketball’s 2020 Recruiting Class Ranks 14th After Moore Commitment

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3-Star G Shakeel Moore verbally committed to NC State last night, and after his commitment 247Sports ranks the Wolfpack’s 2020 recruiting class 14th nationally. As you look below, you’ll notice that these are the 247Composite rankings, which take into account the rankings of other national databases. The number underneath is 247Sports’ rankings.

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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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