I don’t know about everyone else, but I’ve had just about enough of the C.J. Leslie saga. I understand he’s a great high school player who will likely be a great college player and this is just how things are nowadays with recruiting, but at this point it’s just old.
Just in the last two weeks Leslie has hinted that he would announce at last weekend’s Jordan Brand Classic in New York City. Then he changed his mind, saying he would wait until after an official visit to Florida following the all-star game. Then the trip to Florida got canceled, by Florida. Now, Leslie says the day is near. I’ll believe when I see it.
That being said, NC State needs to get Leslie. He would make an immediate impact on next year’s team and would get serious minutes. There’s been plenty of discussion about Leslie and his recruitment on the SFN forums.
Here’s the latest update on Leslie’s recruitment.
Nearing the end of his years amid a bizarre American ritual – and nearing 11 p.m. on Saturday – C.J. Leslie emerged from a locker room in the innards of Madison Square Garden looking vaguely weary.
“I’m done,” he said, beaming his huge and winning smile, but no, that’s not what he meant.
He meant he’s done with far-flung nationally televised all-star games, limit two per phenom per NCAA mandate. The 6-foot-8 Holly Springs resident with the shimmering versatility remains undone with the fielding of the question long yammered around him.