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NC State Commit Jalen Lecque Was #1 on SCTop10 With Dunk Through The Legs

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Last night NC State 2019 5-star point guard commit Jalen Lecque as #1 on SportsCenter Top-10 plays of the night with a nasty “Eastbay”…aka a between the legs dunk…on a fast break. This is the type of dunk that wins dunk contests, but not during the heat of the game.

The ease in which Lecque pulls it off is mind boggling.

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NC State Offers 4-Star PF Dain Dainja

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NC State offered 4-Star Power Forward Dain Dainja (6’9″/260) yesterday.

Rivals ranks Dainja as the #40 overall player nationally in the 2020 recruiting class and the #6 Power Forward. ESPN and 247Sports rank him as the #3 player in the state of Minnesota. 247Sports lists Dainja as a Center, and ranks him as the #7 at the position nationally.

Dainja also holds offers from Baylor, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas State, Marquette, Minnesota, Northwestern, Pittsburgh, Texas A&M, West Virginia, Louisville, Clemson, Ohio State, Georgetown, Arizona St., Nevada, Syracuse, Xavier and others.

He took an Official Visit to Ohio State on May 13th, 5 days after receiving an offer from the Buckeyes.

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Local Stretch 4 Nick Farrar is Visiting NC State Next Week

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2020 Forward Nick Farrar (6’7″/230) of Apex Friendship High School will be taking an unofficial visit to NC State next Tuesday, May 28th.

Farrar doesn’t hold any Power 5 offers at this point, or a star by his name, but does hold offers from Eastern Kenudky, Chattanooga, Houston, Mt. Saint Mary’s, Rhode Island, Robert Morris, Stetson, and Towson.

Don’t expect it to remain that way. Farrar has been one of the hottest names on the AAU circuit this Spring, playing for Big Shots. He recently earned MVP honors at the Josh Level Classic.

Farrar took an unofficial visit to NC State back on February 2nd.

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5-Star SG Jaden Springer Includes NC State in Top-11

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2020 5-Star Shooting Guard Jaden Springer (6’4″/195) revealed his Top-11 schools earlier this week, and NC State made the cut alongside UNC, Florida, Wake Forest, Auburn, Maryland, Memphis, Tennessee, Villanova, Kansas and Texas.

ESPN ranks Springer as the #10 overall player nationally in the 2020 recruiting class, and the #1 player in the state of Florida. Rivals and ESPN rank Springer as the #3 Shooting Guard in 2020.

NC State offered Springer all the way back on August 24th, 2017.

Springer plays for IMG Academy down in Bradenton, Florida.

Head Coach Keatts and crew have consistently been in attendance at Springer’s games, and the top prospect has made an unofficial visit to Raleigh in the past.

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NC State 1 of 5 Schools Prioritizing 4-Star C Mark Williams

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According to Tipton Edits, NC State is 1 of 5 school prioritizing 4-Star 2020 Center Mark Williams (7’0″/230) the most, along with Duke, Ohio State, Stanford and UCONN.

The Wolfpack offered Williams last June, and were in to watch him play at the end of April. Stanford was the first of those 5 schools to offer Williams, but NC State was second a month later.

All 5 of the schools have been in to watch or visit with Williams in the past couple of weeks, but Stanford and Duke have taken in-home visits. The Blue Devils are the latest to offer.

247Sports ranks Williams as the #45 overall player nationally in the 2020 recruiting class, and the #6 Center. Williams plays for Norfolk Academy in Norfolk, Virginia.

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