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3-Star SG Justin Thomas Visited NC State Yesterday

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According to Corey Evans of Rivals, 3-Star 2020 Shooting Guard Justin Thomas (6’5″/170) took an unofficial visit to NC State yesterday.

Thomas plays for Village Christian in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He currently doesn’t hold an offer from NC State, but does hold offers from East Carolina, George Mason and St. Bonaventure.

Thomas recently moved to North Carolina from Baton Rouge, and is playing on the AAU circuit with Garner Road.

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NC State Men’s Basketball 2020 Recruiting Class Ranks 5th After Hall Commitment

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5-Star Forward Josh Hall just verbally committed to play basketball for NC State, giving the Wolfpack the 5th best class in the nation according to 247Sports and Rivals.

Since 247Sports started their database back in 2003, NC State has had a recruiting class ranked in the Top-10 on 4 other occasions, but 5th is tied for the highest since they started their Composite rankings. Currently the straight up 247Sports rankings have the Wolfpack ranked 6th in 2020, with 2016 beating it by 2 spots in 4th.

2016 – 5th Composite (4th)
2019 – 5th Composite (6th)
2005 – 8th
2010 – 10
2013 – 10 (15th)

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5-Star F Josh Hall Commits to NC State!

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5-Star 2020 Forward Josh Hall (6’9″/190) just verbally committed to NC State, choosing to run with the Wolfpack over Louisville and DePaul.

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 with another NC State commit, 3-Star G Shakeel Moore.

NC State offered Hall a scholarship on April 3rd of this year. He chose to take his first Official Visit to Louisville the first week of September. Hall was supposed to take his Official Visit to NC State the next weekend, but he ended up postponing it until the weekend of October 16th. Ever since Hall took his Official Visit to Raleigh, the buzz was that Hall was going to commit to NC State, but he ended up taking his Official Visit to DePaul on October 27th, who was also recruiting Moore.

Hall is the 5th member of the Wolfpack’s 2020 recruiting class, that is sure to be ranked in the Top-10 when the national databases are updated.

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3-Star G Shakeel Moore Signs Letter of Intent to Play at NC State

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3-Star 2020 Guard Shakeel Moore verbally committed to NC State on Saturday night at the Phenom Hoops National Showcase, and he has now officially signed his National Letter of Intent to play for the Wolfpack.

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 on Friday, and the whole Moravian Prep team was at the Wolfpack’s game in Reynolds Coliseum Saturday afternoon.

Moore is the 4th member of NC State’s 2020 recruiting class to sign their letter of intent. According to 247Sports, the Wolfpack’s class currently ranks 14th nationally.

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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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