If you haven’t read it yet, “Daily Update” posted one of the best entries that we’ve had in a while with his GSK Update post a couple of days ago.
A couple of follow-up items from that are worth sharing:
(1) In the time since Daily Update shared “Rumors from the tournament suggested that his [Luke Cothron's] commitment to NC State is solid though Tennessee and Alabama are making a run at him”, some national recruiting services have penned reports supporting the rumors that Luke is a solid commit to the Woflpack
I think it is important to re-iterate to our readers how good Cothron really is. From all accounts, he is a clear upgrade from this year’s class of forwards of Richard Howell and DeShawn Painter. And, I think we are just starting to see what Howell can do. You can click here to see a recent discussion regarding the concern around Cothron’s commitment.
(2) USA Today was at the GSK Invitational and blogged about the six best prospects they saw at the tournament – two of which have signed with NC State and one of which had previously committed to State and may still sign. The following are their comments:
“Ryan Harrow, Marietta (Ga.) Walton High: The 6-1 guard and N.C. State recruit could not weigh more than 130 pounds. With his shorts pulled up almost to mid-waist he looks like Steve Urkel but plays like Stephen Curry. Has an outstanding dribble and is a magician getting himself out of a crowd to either get to the rim or hit a 3-pointer from a different area code. Also has great court vision and is a superb passer.
C.J. Leslie, Raleigh Word of God: The 6-9 forward is unsigned. He shared the court with John Wall last year but is the go-to guy this year. He is long, lean and athletic. He will make some of the most athletic plays of the game and his ability to get to and then over the rim is extraordinary. He is a good rebounder and shot blocker. The team that signs him is going to get a major recruiting prize.
Luke Cothron, Red Springs (N.C.) Flora MacDonald Academy: The 6-8 forward will be a team up with Harrow next season. He sometimes doesn’t look smooth but the ball seems to go in the basket and he is a solid rebounder.
(3) This thread on our message boards provides a lot more discussion around our recruits and the GSK Invitational.