With the confirmed assimilation of one of the best basketball recruiting classes in school history coming on the back of the announcement of Lee Fowler’s imminent departure, perhaps NC State is experiencing some of that “hope and change” that Barack Obama talked so much about in 2008?
As you know, we don’t go too far overboard on SFN for recruiting. Most of us have been around long enough to have experienced far too many ‘saviors’ turn out to be busts (or transfers) and far too many unknowns turn out to be all-conference performers. But, with NC State’s current “hope and change” mode we thought we would keep looking ahead and link to some nifty profiles of some 2011 prospects that are expressing interest the Wolfpack.
(Note: the names on the list include 6’5 combo Larry Bradley, who was the top sophomore in Wisconsin two years ago. But, his current classification does not necessarily mean he will be a 2011 prospect. We’ll keep our eye on this as I think the Pack could be sitting strong with him)
The Wolfpack’s 2011 class will be very hard pressed to compete with this year’s signees that included the ‘benefit’ of Lorenzo Brown failing to qualify in 2009. But, with 6’9, 225 lb. Joseph Uchebo (link to some good threads) already in the fold the Wolfpack has a very solid commitment around which to build.
If Coach Lowe can follow up this most recent class with some of the names on this list then maybe we can finally see some consistent success and opportunity for big things from the NC State Basketball program. We don’t ever want to fall prey to the over-hyping of other websites, but we don’t want to fly blind ignoring what may come together for the Pack.