The 2013 Mark Gottfried-led NC State recruiting train has officially left the station!!
The Wolfpacker is reporting that NC State has landed a commitment from senior Hampton (Va.) High senior point guard, Anthony Barber. Barber is ranked by Rivals.com at the #9 overall player and the #3 point guard in the country. Barber picked the Wolfpack over Kansas and Alabama after also earning scholarship offers from “Virginia, Virginia Tech, Providence, Florida State and Connecticut,” said The Wolfpacker.
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The following is from The Wolfpacker’s story:
“His speed is electric, and he makes it even tougher to deal with because he changes gears and has tremendous body control,” said Rivals.com recruiting analyst Eric Bossi in a past evaluation. “When he’s shooting with confidence – particularly 12- to 17-foot pull-ups – there just aren’t any high school guards who can stay in front of him.”
The 6-foot 3/4, 168-pound Barber, who goes by the nickname “Cat,” arrived for his third official visit – Kansas and Louisville were his first two – late Thursday night and was able to meet with the coaches and his future teammates. The NC State football team hosts South Alabama tonight at Carter-Finley Stadium.
Barber joins NC State’s potential star-studded backcourt, which includes 2012 McDonald’s All-American’s Tyler Lewis and Rodney Purvis, who play point guard and shooting guard respectfully. Current junior point guard Lorenzo Brown could also return, but could be a strong early 2013 NBA draft candidate with an expected good season. LSU transfer Ralston Turner will also be eligible on the wing next year, and is an accomplished long-range shooter
Barber, who was a standout for the Boo Williams traveling program, was first offered by NC State on May 3, 2011.
The current scholarship configuration and scholarship spacing of NC State’s Basketball program is as follows:
(1) Scott Wood (Wing)
(2) Richard Howell (PF)
(3) CJ Leslie (PF)
(4) Lorenzo Brown (PG/SG)
(5) Jordan Vandenberg (C) (Redshirt)
(6) Thomas de Thaey (PF)
(7) Ralston Turner (Wing) – transfer from LSU sits out 2012-2103
(8) Tyler Lewis (PG)
(9) Rodney Purvis (PG/SG) hopefully
(10) TJ Warren (F)
(11) Anthony Barber (PG)
(12) Open – center target
(13) Open – wing target
(1) Departure of Scott Wood
(2) Departure of Richard Howell
(3) Projected departure of CJ Leslie
(4) Potential departure of Lorenzo Brown