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Josh Hall is One of NC State’s Greatest Recruits of All-Time

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NC State Men’s Basketball landed one of their biggest recruits in the history of the program tonight, with the commitment of 5-Star Forward Josh Hall.

Hall is one of the highest ranking recruits to ever commit to NC State, ranking 10th in school history.

(E = ESPN/R = Rivls/ 247 – 247Sports)

1) Dennis Smith Jr. – 4 (E)
2) J.J. Hickson – 10 (R)
2) C.J. Leslie – 10 (247)
2) Rodney Purvis – 10 (247)
5) T.J. Warren – 17 (R)
6) Ryan Harrow – 19 (R)
7) Brandon Costner – 23 (247)
8) Courtney Fells – 24 (R)
9) Cat Barber – 25 (247)
10) Josh Hall – 26 (R)
10) Omer Yurtseven – 26 (247)
12) Lorenzo Brown – 29 (247)

Whether or not you believe the above players lived up to their rankings one they reached college, 8 of 11 earned All-ACC honors.

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  1. brqan925

    November 22, 2019 at 1:16 pm

  2. brqan925

    November 22, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    From this very website, a citation that Julius Hodge ranked 5th by ESPN

    https://packinsider.com/2015/07/23/who-were-nc-states-last-2-top-10-recruits/

  3. Bambam55

    November 20, 2019 at 6:58 am

    Dont know where you got your list from but Chris Washburn was the number one recruit in the country and one of the most highly recruited high school players since Moses Malone I would also venture to say that Chris corchiani and Rodney Monroe would be on your list also both highly recruited

  4. good2bjking

    November 19, 2019 at 11:10 am

    What was Damien Wilkins’ ranking? I seem to recall he was ranked No. 1 overall at one point.

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NC State Men’s Basketball Commit Terquavion Smith: Junior Highlight Reel

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NC State 4-Star 2021 Shooting Guard verbal commit Terquavion Smith (6’3″180) has shot up the rankings this year, earning a 4th star, and becoming a Top-100 player. 247Sports ranks Smith as the #96 overall player nationally, and the #3 player in the state of North Carolina.

Check out his Junior Highlight Reel from PhenomHoopsReport.

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NC State Offers 7’0″ 2020 Center Quincy Ballard

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NC State offered 2020 Center Quincy Ballard (7’0″/246) two days ago. Ballard is a late-blooming prospect, who isn’t ranked/rated.

Ever since his showing at the recent 2020 Phenom HoopState Championship, Ballard’s recruitment has exploded. Since April 4th, he has picked up offers from Florida State, NC State, Cincinnati, Syracuse, and Maryland.

Here’s what Ballard had to say about NC State to PhenomHoopsReport recently.

Ballard: “I definitely feel good and love what Coach Keatts’ plan is with the team and how they see me fitting in. We are talking with them daily.” (Link)

Ballard is originally from Syracuse, New York, but has played the last two seasons at Quality Education Academy in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He plans to make his college decision this Saturday.

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NC State Makes Top-8 for 4-Star SF JaDun Michael

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4-Star 2020 Small Forward JaDun Michael (6’5″/185) decommitted from Wichita State on March 30th, and NC State made his Top-8 last night, along with Elon, ECU, Penn State, Virginia, Cincinnati, Texas A&M, and Pitt.

NC State is familiar with Michael, being the first ACC school to offer him a scholarship back on September.

247Sports ranks Michael as the #104 overall player nationally in the 2020 recruiting class, and the #4 player in the state of North Carolina (The Burlington School/Burlington, NC). Michael is familiar with NC State 5-star 2020 signee Josh Hall, playing AAU ball with him on Team Loaded.

Michael’s reason for decommitting was his desire to stay closer to home, and NC State definitely meets that criteria.

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NC State Showing Interest in 4-Star SF JaDun Michael After Decommitment from Wichita St.

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4-Star 2020 Small Forward JaDun Michael (6’5″/185) announced his decommitment from Wichita State, after committing to the Shockers on November 19th.

As you can see above, Michael noted his desire to stay closer to home. According to Jake at Stockrisers.com, NC State was one of the many schools that reached out to Michael soon as the news broke, along with Pitt, UVA, Alabama, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Penn State and Virginia Tech.

NC State is familiar with Michael, being the first ACC school to offer him a scholarship back on September.

247Sports ranks Michael as the #104 overall player nationally in the 2020 recruiting class, and the #4 player in the state of North Carolina (The Burlington School/Burlington, NC). Michael is familiar with NC State 5-star 2020 signee Josh Hall, playing AAU ball with him on Team Loaded.

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