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Max Farthing Commits to NC State as a Preferred Walk-On

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2019 Guard Max Farthing (6’6″) committed to NC State as a preferred walk-on yesterday.

The Wolfpack was wise to not let Farthing get out of Raleigh, who is a student at Word of God Academy.

It’s shocking that Farthing doesn’t have more college offers. He’s considered one of the best shooters in the state of North Carolina.

After our most recent National Showcase, we stated, “In today’s basketball, shooting is more valued than ever before, so it’s somewhat challenging to fathom that Max Farthing doesn’t have multiple scholarship offers. At 6-foot-6 with legitimate thirty-foot shooting range, Farthing is an unbelievable floor-spacer and scoring threat that can make his mark against any opponent. He’s continued to tighten his handle and add poise as a creator within two to three dribbles. Farthing is a smart player that understands his skillset and embraces his role on both sides of the ball. He moves really well without the ball in his hands, able to dart around screens and quickly fire perimeter shots upon receiving a mere glimmer of space. Farthing showed the ability to go down low and take advantage of his size against smaller players at National Showcase, which was something he hasn’t really emphasized or prioritized until now. He’s an impactful defensive player that utilizes his length well to accumulate deflections and switch across multiple positions. His skillset is clearly defined, but that should honestly make him an even more attractive prospect for Division I programs” It’s likely that his role in the college ranks would basically be the same, regardless of what level he ultimately decides to play. That being said, schools in need of shooting should be prioritizing Farthing. (Phenom)

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NC State Signee Jalen Lecque to Play in 2019 Jordan Brand Classic

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The roster for the 2019 Jordan Brand Classic have been revealed, and NC State signee Jalen Lecque will play in the prestigious event on April 20th in Las Vegas.

In 18 years, Lecque is only the third NC State commit to play in the Jordan Brand Classic.

CJ Leslie – 2010
Rodney Purvis – 2012
Jalen Lecque – 2019

Photo Credit: @JalenLecque

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NC State Signee Jalen Lecque & Brewster Academy Win National Prep Championship, Earns MVP

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NC State 2019 signee Jalen Lecque led his Brewster Academy team to a National Prep Championship yesterday, earning MVP honors.

The Bobcats went 4-o this week at the National Championships in Connecticut College in New London, CT.

Lecque had 15 points in an 82-80 victory over Woodstock Academy in Game 1 on Wednesday morning.

The Bobcats then took care of IMG Academy 87-71 later that day.

Yesterday, Brewster defeated Massanutten Military Academy 91-73 in the morning. Lecque scored 21 points against fellow 2019 NC State commit Dereon Seabron, who also had 20 points.

Finally, the Bobcats beat Scotland Campus Sports 67-51 last night to claim the National Prep Championship.

247Sports Composite ranks Lecque as the #33 overall player in the 2019 recruiting class, the #6 combo guard, and the #1 player in the state of New Hampshire.

(PhotoCredit: @jalenlecque)

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NC State’s Kevin Keatts Watches 4-Star PF Henry Coleman

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NC State’s head coach Kevin Keatts and Assistant Coach James Johnson were on hand to watch 2020 4-Star Power Forward Henry Coleman (6’8″/230) lead Trinity Episcopal past St. Anne’s-Belfield 66-61 for the Prep League Championship on Saturday night.

Coleman had 33 points and 11 rebounds, and sunk 4 free throws in the final 30 seconds to seal the deal.

To show just how serious they are about Coleman, Keatts was in to see Coleman again last night.

ESPN ranks Coleman as the #41 overall player in the 2020 class, and 247Sports ranks him as the #3 player in the state of Virginia.

Coleman took an unofficial visit to Raleigh back in September, and visited the year before as well. Keatts and company have been frequent visitors of Coleman’s games every since they offered on May 8th last year.

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4-Star SG Joe Bamisile Visited NC State This Past Weekend

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NC State had 4-Star 2020 Shooting Guard Joe Bamisilie in for an unofficial visit this past Sunday.

Bamisilie averaged 28.7 points and 7.5 rebounds for Monacan (Richmond, VA) this season as a Junior. 247Sports ranks him as the #100 overall player in the 2020 recruiting class, and the #5 player in the state of Virginia.

He holds offers from VCU, ODU, George Mason, Virginia Tech, Kansas State, Georgia Tech, West Virginia, Florida, Northwestern and others.

Even though NC State hasn’t offered Bamisile yet, he told Evan Daniels of 247Sports that they were one of the four schools recruiting him the hardest.

“Georgia Tech, Northwestern, NC State and Virginia Tech have hit me up the most,” Bamisile said. (247)

Here’s what Bamisile had to say to Daniels about his visit to Raleigh.

“It went super well,” Bamisile said. “The coaching staff seemed really genuine. Their style of play would fit a guy like me because they press, they shoot a bunch of threes and their coach lets them go so it would be a pretty good situation. They haven’t seen me play in person yet.” (247)

He has recently taken unofficial visits to Virginia, VCU, and West Virginia, and he is making trips to Virginia Tech and Pittsburgh this week.

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