4-Star 2024 NC State Men’s Basketball commit Paul McNeil (6’6″/185) will be playing his Senior season closer to where he will be playing college ball, transferring from Richmond High School (Rockingham, North Carolina) to Word of God Academy (Raleigh, North Carolina).
— P2⚡️ (@PaulMcneilJr) August 13, 2023
McNeil averaged 24.0 points, 8.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 2.2 steals per game for the Richmond Raiders last year. He will see a higher level of competition at Word of God this year, preparing him for his first year with the Wolfpack in 2024-25.
Back in February, McNeil committed to NC State on the 19th after taking an Official Visit.
ESPN ranks McNeil as the #47 overall player nationally in the 2024 recruiting class, the #8 Small Forward, and the #3 player in the state of North Carolina.
NC State Men’s Basketball Recruiting Update (9/21/23)
There’s been quite a bit going on in the world of NC State Men’s Basketball recruiting. Below I’ll summarize quite a bit of it.
4-Star Power Forward Kendre Harrison (6’7″/230) out of Reidsville High School (Reidsville, NC) took in the NC State vs. VMI game on Saturday, and walked away with an offer from the NC State Men’s Basketball coaching staff. Harrison already received an offer from the NC State Football coaching staff back in January.
ESPN ranks Harrison as the #20 overall basketball player nationally in the 2026 recruiting class, the #5 Power Forward and the #1 player in the state of North Carolina. Harrison already holds offers from Wake Forest, FSU and Texas A&M. Harrison is the #5 overall football player nationally in the 2026 class according to 247Sports, and the #1 player in the state of North Carolina. Harrison is a unicorn. He projects to be a 5-star prospect in 2 sports.
Did I mention that Harrison is the nephew of former NC State basketball player C.C. Harrison?
On September 12, NC State offered 4-Star 2025 Point Guard Jordan Lowery (6’1″/175) out of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He already holds offers from TCU, SMU, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, St. Louis, Wichita St, ECU and Virginia Tech. Rivals ranks Lowery as the #110 overall player nationally, and ON3 ranks him as the #9 player in the state of North Carolina. Lowery took an unofficial visit to NC State earlier in the month.
Last week, the coaches were in to visit 4-Star 2025 Small Forward AJ White (6’8″/180) out of Charlotte, North Carolina. Rivals ranks White as the #28 overall player nationally in 2025, and he is the consensus #1 player in the state. White holds offers from NC State, South Carolina, Cincy, Texas, Syracuse, Georgia, Texas A&M, Wake Forest, Mississippi St., LSU, FSU, Illinois, Virginia Tech, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgetown, Ohio St. and others.
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While the coaching staff was in to see Lowery, they were also checking out 2024 Center Chol Machot (7’0″). ON3 ranks Machot as a 3-star prospect, and the #14 player in the state of North Carolina.
4-Star PF David Punch Takes Official Visit to NC State
2024 4-Star Power Forward David Punch (6’7″/190) is on an Official Visit to NC State this weekend.
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Back on August 24, Punch included NC State in his Top-7, which also included Penn St., TCU, UVA, Virginia Tech, TCU, and Xavier. Punch took an Official Visit to Penn State last weekend, and has Official Visits scheduled for the rest of his Top-7, except for VCU.
Apparently Punch has an insane 45-inch vertical.
ON3 ranks Punch as the #97 overall player nationally in the 2024 recruiting class, and 247Sports ranks him as the #5 player in the state of Texas (Dynamic Prep/Harker Heights)
4-Star PF David Punch Sets Official Visit to NC State…Wolfpack Makes Final 7
4-Star 2024 Power Forward David Punch (6’8″/215) announced his Final 7 schools yesterday, and NC State made the cut along with Penn State, TCU, Virginia, Virginia Tech, VCU and Xavier.
— DavidPunch🌟 (@DavidPunch17) August 24, 2023
Punch has scheduled Official Visits to all but VCU in the very near future. He will be taking his Official Visit to NC State on September 15th.
ON3 ranks Punch as the #97 overall player nationally in the 2024 recruiting class, the #17 Power Forward and the #8 player in the state of Texas.
NC State offered Punch back on July 21st.
Check out his highlights below.
NC State Offers 2025 4-Star PF Zymicah Wilkins
The NC State Men’s Basketball program offered a scholarship to 2025 4-Star Power Forward Zymicah Wilkins (6’8″/227) yesterday while he was on an unofficial visit.
After a GREAT visit with Coach Keats and his assistant coaches……I am BLESSED to receive an offer from N.C. State!! pic.twitter.com/tX9Z3LEfkT
— Zymicah Wilkins (@zymicah_wilkins) August 2, 2023
Wilkins also holds offers from Georgetown, Illinois, Iowa, LSU, Mississippi St, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech and others.
He plays for Christ School in Arden, North Carolina.
Rivals ranks Wilkins as the #70 overall player nationally in the 2025 recruiting class, and ESPN ranks him as the #4 player in the state of North Carolina.
— Zymicah Wilkins (@zymicah_wilkins) June 3, 2023