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4-Star Combo Guard Silas Demary Jr. Planning Official Visit to NC State

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2023 4-Star Combo Guard Silas Demary Jr. (6’4″/180) is planning on taking an official visit to NC State according to Joe Tipton of ON3.

NC State offered Demary back on July 19th. The #3 prospect out of the state of North Carolina (ON3) has already taken an Official Visit to Tennessee, and will be taking one to Southern California on September 3rd.

ON3 ranks Demary as the #61 overall player in the 2023 class nationally, while 247Sports ranks him 112th.

Matthew is Co-Owner of Pack Insider. He writes for all sports, with a focus on football and recruiting, and is in charge of business strategy. He is an NC State alum who majored in business. Matthew is also the lead pastor of The Point Church in Cary, NC.

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Papajohn
Papajohn
1 month ago

#3 prospect out of the state of NC, and (according to the list on 247) we’re the only P5 NC school to offer? Odd.

Pack Insider Staff
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1 month ago
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Is he flawed or a late riser? Keatts has a good record of finding elite local talent before they get the national hype (ie. Manny Bates, Terquavion Smith, Breon Pass)

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5-Star Guard A.J. Johnson is Rescheduling his Official Visit to NC State

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5-Star 2023 Guard A.J. Johnson (6’5″/165) was set to take an Official Visit to NC State this weekend, but the plans have changed, and he is looking to reschedule it near the end of October.

Rivals ranks Johnson as the #9 overall player nationally in the 2023 recruiting class. He has already taken Official Visits to LSU (9/17) and USC (9/10) the past two weekends, and is scheduled to take one to Louisville on October 21st. If Johnson is still planning to take an Official Visit to Raleigh in late-October, he might be in early on October 27th, when the NC State football team will host Virginia Tech on Thursday night on ESPN.

According to 247’s Travis Branham, Kansas, Arizona State and Gonzaga are all candidates for the 5th and final Official Visit.

Johnson plays for Donda Academy in Simi Valley, California, and honestly, he is a candidate to try to play professionally outside the NBA for a season, prior to entering the 2024 NBA Draft.

 

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NC State Basketball Recruiting Update: 9/21

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There’s a lot happening in regards to NC State Men’s Basketball recruiting, so I thought I’d just throw a buffet line of info in one piece to knock it out.

Wolfpack head coach Kevin Keatts was in Asheville yesterday to check out 2023 4-Star Shooting Guard Silas Demary Jr., 2024 4- Star Shooting Guard Rakease Passmore and 2024 5-Star Small Forward Trentyn Flowers at Combine Academy.

On Monday, Keatts was in to see 4-Star 2024 Shooting Guard Juke Harris in Salisbury, North Carolina.

Members of the Wolfpack coaching staff were in to see 4-Star 2024 Shooting Guard Jaeden Mustaf in Matthew, North Carolina.

4-Star 2024 Small Forward Isaiah Evans is planning an unofficial visit to NC State.

NC State has been in to see 4-Star 2024 Shooting Guard Sir Mohammed, and he took an unofficial visit to NC State. The Wolfpack offered him on August 2nd.

 

 

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4-Star SF Dennis Parker Includes NC State in Final 5 Schools

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4-Star 2023 Small Forward Dennis Parker (6’6″/175) has revealed his Final 5 schools, and NC State made the cut along with Georgetown, Missouri, Oklahoma State, and USC.

After taking an Official Visit to Missouri this upcoming weekend, Parker will have taken Official Visits to all 5 schools. Parker took his Official to NC State on the weekend of September 9th.

Here’s what he had to say to ON3 about NC State:

NC State: “The best part was, once again, the plan. They are going to support me in my dreams. I’m all in on whoever I go to. I had never been to Raleigh, and it was actually pretty nice. Coach Keatts kind of models my game of a little bit like Dereon Seabron. They space the floor, set screens, and just go downhill from there.” (ON3)

ON3 ranks Parker as the #59 overall player nationally in the 2023 recruiting class, and the #2 player in the state of Virginia, playing for John Marshall in Richmond.

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NC State Makes Final 3 for 4-Star SG Braelon Green

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According to 247Sports, 4-Star 2023 Shooting Guard Braelon Green (6’3/180) will be announcing which school he will be committing to this Saturday (9/24) at 3pm. Green has narrowed his list to NC State, Arizon State and Nebraska.

Here’s what Green had to say to 247 about NC State and what they have in common with the other two schools:

NC State: “Coach [Kevin] Keatts showed in the last year of how his guards have freedom and the culture is coming back to where it used to.”

“They all have the same thing in common,” added Green of this finalists. “They haven’t promised playing time but they have said that if I do what I’m supposed to and what they expect me to do then I will have a great chance to start freshman year.” (247)

Rivals ranks Green as the #65 overall player nationally in the 2023 recruiting class. Green plays for Southern California Academy.

NC State was late to arrive in the recruitment of Green, offering him on July 25th.

Green was scheduled to take official visits to Nebraska (9/30) and NC State (10/7), but it looks like he won’t be taking them. He did take an Official Visit to Arizona State the first week of September. Arizona State is looking like the favorite here.

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