NC State’s Kevin Keatts was in to see 4-Star Rakease Passmore Yesterday
NC State Head Men’s Basketball Coach Kevin Keatts was in to see 2024 4-Star Small Forward Rakease Passmore (6’5″/180) yesterday.
Oregon's Dana Altman, Houston's Kelvin Sampson, NC State's Kevin Keatts, and Clemson are in to see 2024 four-star Rakease Passmore today. https://t.co/DBcbyTES6g pic.twitter.com/42wdyg7sPM
— Joe Tipton (@TiptonEdits) September 14, 2022
Passmore plays for Combine Academy in Asheville, North Carolina. 247Sports ranks him as the #49 overall player nationally in the 2024 recruiting class, and the #4 player in the state of North Carolina.
NC State offered Passmore back on June 28th, and he also holds offers from Auburn, Georgia Tech, Houston, LSU, Ole Miss, Murray St., Oregon, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, and others.
According to 24/7 High School Hoops, Passmore is currently being recruited by NC State, LSU and Oregon the hardest.
2024 4⭐️ Rakease Passmore is primed for a BREAKOUT season at @CombineMbb after an excellent summer.
Passmore is an EXTREMELY EXPLOSIVE wing and very good two-way player.
He told me LSU, Oregon and NC State are currently on him the hardest. #51 in the ‘24 class, per @247Sports. pic.twitter.com/fQx54Lnjxn
— 24/7 High School Hoops (@247HSHoops) September 14, 2022
— Rakease Passmore (@rakease) May 13, 2022
A quick compilation of a few of my fave Rakease Passmore dunks pic.twitter.com/Zu65FkIu3f
— Mike Gribanov – NBA Draft, Youth BBall analysis (@mikegrib8) August 7, 2022
16 Year old Rakease Passmore ( @rakease ) is a 6’5 guard with ultra bounce 😳 he’s on the pro radar and has 3 new offers from Oregon,Auburn, and LSU 🗣 @JordanRichard pic.twitter.com/VbwZ0VaEyl
— Swish Cultures (@swishcultures_) August 3, 2022
North Carolina High School Athletes Will Now be Able to Profit off NIL
NIL has shaken up the college sports world, and now it will be shaking up the high school sports world in North Carolina (NCHSAA), becoming one of 27 states to approve the ability for high school athletes to profit off their Name, Image and Likeness.
This will officially take place beginning July 1.
In order for a student athlete to begin this process, they will have to take a course on NIL, and their parents, coaches and athletic director will as well. Schools and coaches will not be able to represent the student in NIL Deals, and they will also not be allowed to use NIL as a way to draw athletes to their school.
There are restrictions on what student athletes can profit off of though.
The NCHSAA will prohibit student-athletes from entering into NIL deals with products around adult entertainment, alcohol, cannabis, controlled substances, firearms and ammunition, gambling, prescription drugs, as well as tobacco, vaping, and other Nicotine-related products. Athletes cannot affiliate themselves with a specific school, conference, school district, the NCHSAA, or the NFHS through a NIL deal.
What are your thoughts?
NC State Men’s Offers 4-Star Jahki Howard
Last Thursday, the Wolfpack offered 2024 Small Forward Jahki Howard (6’7″/180) out of Overtime Elite (Atlanta, GA).
Blessed to receive a offer from NC state 🙏🏽❤️ pic.twitter.com/4lgSd9b9s8
— Jahki Howard (@showtime_ki) April 28, 2023
ESPN ranks Howard as the #53 overall player nationally in the 2024 recruiting class, and the #3 player in the state of Georgia.
Howard is familiar with NC State, because NC State 2023 signee Trey Parker played with him down at Overtime Elite. In 2022-23, Howard averaged 10.1 points per game, shooting 58.6% from the field.
Check out these pictures of Howard on an unofficial visit to NC State with Parker.
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Check out these recent highlight reels of Howard.
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Jahki Howard has taken his game to another level. Off to a 5-0 start with NH Lightning on the Circuit.
Averaging 17.6PPG and 7.2RPG, while shooting 69% FG and 63% from 3P (7-11). Insane numbers.
Highlights below📺👇 pic.twitter.com/90DcLkLKN7
— GREENLIGHT MEDIA (@atlgreenlight) April 29, 2023
Parker and Howard showed out in this Dunk Contest a couple of months back.
Howard will be taking an Official Visit to Georgetown on May 8-9.
4-Star SF Jahki Howard Takes an Unofficial Visit to NC State
4-Star 2024 Small Forward Jahki Howard (6’7″/180) took an Unofficial Visit to NC State yesterday alongside 4-Star Shooting Guard Paul McNeil, who verbally committed to run with the Wolfpack yesterday.
🐺🐺nation ? Unofficial visit❤️🤍 #notcommitted pic.twitter.com/NxNncnptkm
— Jahki Howard (@showtime_ki) February 20, 2023
Howard is ranked as the #51 overall player nationally in the 2024 class by Rivals, and the #4 player in the state of Georgia according to ESPN. Howard plays for Overtime Elite in Atlanta, where 2023 NC State signee Trey Parker plays.
He also holds offers from Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Providence, Auburn, Rutgers, Illinois, Texas A&M, Mississippi St, Wake Forest, Florida, LSU, Ole Miss, Arizona St, Kansas, Georgia, Texas, Tennessee, Arkansas, and others.
As far as I can tell, Howard doesn’t hold an offer from NC State at this point.
Jahki Howard earns Player of the Week honors after a big performance vs. Hillcrest dropping 25 PTS, 8 REB, 5 AST 🚀 @showtime_ki pic.twitter.com/yPD5psrm2m
— Overtime Elite (@OvertimeElite) November 29, 2022
4-Star 2024 Shooting Guard Paul McNeil Commits to NC State!
What a day! 4-Star 2024 Shooting Guard Paul McNeil (6’6″/185) wrapped up his Official Visit to NC State today by committing to run with the Wolfpack, after watching them defeat their rival UNC in PNC Arena.
@PackMensBball #Committed🐺🐺 pic.twitter.com/AiSg5h2wCg
— P2⚡️ (@PaulMcneilJr) February 19, 2023
McNeil is the #17 overall player nationally in the 2024 recruiting class according to ESPN, and the #2 player in the state of North Carolina.
In 2022-23, McNeil is averaging 23.9 points, 8.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 2.4 steals per game for Richmond High School. Last year, he became the first ever Sophomore to win the Gatorade Player of the Year Award in the state of North Carolina.
McNeil also held offers from Clemson, Indiana, Illinois, Tennessee, Alabama, Miami, Georgetown, St. John’s, LSU, Virginia Tech, Missouri, and others.
“Extreme hops” and they ain’t talking IPA. His head is near the rim on a couple of those dunks!
No way he’s a small forward. Any basketball player named Passmore is a guard. Same applied to a player named Breon Pass.