Teague to Wake Good for Wright to State

Good news in the basketball recruiting was delivered to NC State today when point guard, Jeff Teague, announced his plans to play basketball at Wake Forest.

Q: How does Wake Forest’s commitment of a Top 75 basketball player translate to “good” news for NC State?

A: Because key NC State target, Chris Wright, was also considering Skip Prosser’s Demon Deacons.

Additionally, Chris Wright is scheduled to visit NC State this weekend for the Wolfpack’s season football opener against App State on Saturday night.

In a move that is reminiscent of Da Plane! Da Plane!, our friends on the Pack Pride Message Boards seem to believe that Wright is on US Airways Flight # 3839 from Washington scheduled to arrive at RDU at gate A22 around 6:30pm this evening. Hilarious.

We will definitely keep our eyes peeled for CW in Raleigh this weekend.

Relatedly, this story from CBS discussing the merits of leveraging your football program as a recruiting draw for basketball comes at a perfect time! It’s not really about ‘football’ as much as it is about having a full, well-rounded, and complete college experience. (You can rest assured that Georgetown won’t be hosting Chris Wright for a football game).

Check out the story, ‘Manic Saturdays often lead to madness in March’. Love it.

“To be able to experience Tennessee football and all of its greatness and pageantry and 108,000 fans and the Pride of the Southland Marching Band and the football team coming out through the ‘T’ and the unbelievable tailgates …” Pearl said, and he could’ve gone on forever. “The whole thing is just electric, and I think it’s a huge advantage for us in recruiting.”

(Kids) like to see 100,000 fans cheering something, then imagine themselves on the receiving end of those cheers next year. In other words, add basketball recruiting visits during football weekends to the list of advantages all-sports BCS schools have over non-BCS schools.

For some more thoughts and detail on Chris Wright and basketball recruiting then you can click here.

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10 Responses to Teague to Wake Good for Wright to State

  1. NCSUDude17 09/01/2006 at 5:34 PM #

    Come’on CW, This would be huge for Sid to land him this weekend

  2. BJD95 09/01/2006 at 8:13 PM #

    We really, REALLY need this kid.

  3. choppack1 09/01/2006 at 8:32 PM #

    Well, I’ll give it to Wake- they had a heck of a week.

  4. bTHEredterror 09/01/2006 at 8:51 PM #

    All the more reason to get LOUD tomorrow. Go Pack!

  5. ShootingGuard 09/02/2006 at 12:24 AM #

    Saw Chris Wright out on the town with Sid, the coaching staff, and several players plus former players tonight…He looked very comfortable with everyone…Definitely need to turn up the volume on cheers, signs, etc. to ensure landing him…Looks like it is us vs Georgetown…

  6. Luke12321 09/02/2006 at 12:55 AM #

    Yea…I noticed someone on statefans said he was seen at Sullivan’s with Lowe and company….having a good time! I hope this is the start of the visit that will bring Chris back! We get Chris and we get noticed by other recruits in 07 and 08!

  7. Kingfish76 09/02/2006 at 8:31 AM #

    If I lived in the Triangle area, I’d be at RDU with a big sign greeting Chris’ arrival.

  8. Luke12321 09/02/2006 at 6:14 PM #

    I talked to my friend at 5pm and he said that everyone…students and just our fans in general was all talking about Chris Wright. He said they was quite abit of buzz going around….so maybe this is a good thing. I guess we will hear the official word in a few days!

  9. vtpackfan 09/02/2006 at 7:58 PM #

    I didn’t read anywhere in Pearls statements the UT had banned kegs at the tailgating parties before football. Hope Chris got a charge out hanging with States new coach and some of the old guard. Good to hear that the students were getting excited about Chris Wright and hpefully he felt some of the buzz around Raleigh. Go State, we need this one!

  10. Luke12321 09/02/2006 at 8:39 PM #

    Yeah…I was not at the game so I don’t know about any chants or anything like that. Hopefully in a few hours someone will be able to fill us in with what happened…where they seen CW…ect..

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