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Did Keatts Get the #1 PG in the Country to NC State?

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Did Keatts Get the #1 PG in the Country to NC State?

Did Keatts Get the #1 PG in the Country to NC State?

Within the last 12 hours, four separate predictions have switched, having Robert Dillingham heading to Raleigh. While he very well could still end up in the NBA or Kentucky, Director of Basketball Scouting for 24/7 Jerry Meyer changed his crystal ball prediction last night to State.

A Lincolnton native, Dillingham currently is playing out west at Donda Academy (yes, Kanye’s school). Ranked 8th overall nationally, he’s the country’s top point guard recruit. How good? His composite score is .9966.

Dillingham announce his decision Wednesday afternoon.

Unreal Talent

Dillingham can do everything. In just his sophomore season, while still at Combine Academy, he averaged 21 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds and 2 steals per game. The thin, 6′ 1″ guard is “perfect” for Keatts system that focuses on playing full court. The key would be offensive output.

In the Finals of the 2021 FIBA Under-16 Americas Championship, he went for 31 points, 6 boards, 4 assists and 3 steals to win gold. Did we mention he can do everything? Handles the ball so, so well. Clean stroke on his shot. Without a doubt, will be a standout at any level.

Even just this week he dropped another 31 points for Donda at the Grind Session over Our Savior Lutheran.


But What Next?

Still a lot of questions. If Dillingham skips college to enter draft, it will be Keatts’ third recruit to do so. It would also signal Keatts is looking for class rankings, not actual sustainable talent. You can’t average a recruit a year leaving for the NBA.

It will also be interesting if Dillingham does in fact choose and commit to State, what that means for the program. One of the best recruits ever, with ties to Kanye, showing up in Raleighwood? The massive haul would immediately put State on more radars of recruits and elevate the program’s standing.

We gonna replace our Adidas and get Yeezy kicks? Is State gonna land the big one? We’ll find out in one day’s time.

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1 month ago

“Insane family drama” is right. Not sure who the decision makers are. Doesn’t really matter except that DRAMA now usually means DRAMA later. Hate that stuff. Maybe Keatts will get an award for most 5* recruits committed that never played a game in red

1 month ago

Isn’t he Class of 2023?
Meaning that any stated commitment now isn’t binding, he can’t actually sign his LOI until November 2022?
I suppose the upside is he could attract other recruits into the 2023 class. And Terquavion did commit way early and showed up. But he wasn’t a 5 star junior, like this guy.
I’m skeptical we’ll see him at PNC, no matter what he says tomorrow.

Doug Vonwolf
Doug Vonwolf(@fooser)
1 month ago
Reply to  Papajohn

He is 2023 class…and with the insane family drama behind to scenes, mixed with raw NBA talent, you are correct in worrying if he ever even gets to campus.

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