Derrick Favors Set To Announce, NCSU Not In His Finalists???

dfavors01Atlanta Journal Constitution: Derrick Favors Set To Announce his College Choice

South Atlanta center Derrick Favors, the No. 1 basketball recruit in Georgia, will announce is college decision Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., according to his high school coach, Michael Reddick.

His finalists are Georgia Tech, Georgia and Memphis.

This is the first mention in the media I have heard where NC State is not in Favor’s list of finalists.  There is some confusion, however, as to whether the Wolfpack is still in it with Favors, as Dave Telep writes on’s No. 1 player is down to Georgia Tech, Georgia and North Carolina State. The suspense ends on Wednesday.

Interestingly Favors announcement will come thirty minutes prior to Georgia Tech playing Duke on ESPN.

You may also want to read our entry on Sonny Vaccaro, the mastermind of million dollar shoe deals and basketball camps is working on getting members of the ’09 class to head to Europe to play hoops.  Favors’ name is prominently mentioned in that article.

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27 Responses to Derrick Favors Set To Announce, NCSU Not In His Finalists???

  1. Noah 01/13/2009 at 4:28 PM #

    Wow. That has to be a mistake. Seems like we would have heard something along these lines before now.

  2. ClassOf91 01/13/2009 at 4:32 PM #

    iirc, the AJC tends not to mention us whenever they bring up his recruitment. This is likely just another case of this. Not that I’m optimistic we’ll get him, just that I don’t think that they know anything we don’t.

  3. choppack1 01/13/2009 at 4:33 PM #

    It’s worth noting that the AJC has been short-siding us in his recruitment all along. Of course, they are closer to Favors and may have better sources.

    I am concerned about the timing of it all – a 6:30 decision right before Tech plays Duke would appear to indicate that he’s going to commit to the Jackets.

  4. Ed89 01/13/2009 at 4:41 PM #

    ^^I’m with choppack – not looking good for the Pack on this one.

  5. Noah 01/13/2009 at 4:47 PM #

    So we can probably mark Favors off the list. We can probably mark Cousins off the list (since his was conditional interest).

    Wall or Nothing.

  6. LKNpackfan 01/13/2009 at 4:59 PM #

    Gotta be close to mama….

  7. JeremyH 01/13/2009 at 5:12 PM #

    so we find out tonight we are 4th choice?

  8. Ed89 01/13/2009 at 5:50 PM #

    I think Wall is coming to State…not sure why, but I think he’s sees how bad we need a top PG, and how he could really “shine.”

    I also think we’re going to add another 4/5 for a very nice 5-man class. Although only two additional bigs (7’1″ kid from N.J. and Cousins) are listed on Scout, we’ve got several more we are watching.

    Cousins still may go to UAB, but adding him with Wall would be very nice also.

  9. redfred2 01/13/2009 at 5:53 PM #


  10. wesley 01/13/2009 at 5:58 PM #

    Sooo…… your telling me theres a chance? -Lloyd

  11. BJD95 01/13/2009 at 6:40 PM #

    Remember – year after year, NC State is always Charlie Brown trying to kick that football…

  12. JeremyH 01/13/2009 at 6:41 PM #

    looks like we’ve lost once tonight, Sid can you help us break even?

  13. redfred2 01/13/2009 at 7:12 PM #

    I guess this game is NOT on TV???

  14. jamieinkorea 01/13/2009 at 7:30 PM #

    I just looked at both of those articles, and State is named in both of them as a finalist.

  15. LRM 01/13/2009 at 7:33 PM #

    Like it matters. Fire & Ice couldn’t fix this mess.

  16. redfred2 01/13/2009 at 7:35 PM #

    Oh well, I don’t have espnEWE.

    It’s justin…blur…skip….tv for me.

    The Pack is not looking too good, NOBODY seems to want the ball, and NOBODY wants to set up in good defensive POSITION to keep the ball away from FSU’s basket.

    AND, Sidney Lowe didn’t look very upset, or very happy, or very anything, at the timeout. Just another routine time out I guess.

  17. redfred2 01/13/2009 at 7:46 PM #

    LRM, I hate to disagree, but a few very good BB players ARE exactly what this program needs, AND HAS BEEN NEEDING, FORE-V-E-R!!!

  18. BJD95 01/13/2009 at 7:47 PM #

    From what I have been able to discern, we definitely aren’t getting Favors.

  19. CStanley 01/13/2009 at 7:50 PM #


  20. JeremyH 01/13/2009 at 8:22 PM #

    “Reddick had originally said Memphis instead of N.C. State.” huh?

  21. GAWolf 01/13/2009 at 9:10 PM #


  22. Classof89 01/13/2009 at 9:18 PM #

    Wow, a historic ACC losing streak, and the recruits are starting to back off of this train wreck. One good thing that could come of this…if it gets bad enough, and Lee Fowler doesn’t have the cajones to do something about it a la Baddour and Doherty, maybe we get a two for one sacking? Nah…too much to wish for…

  23. newt 01/13/2009 at 9:36 PM #

    According to the AJC article, Favors’ coach, Reddick, is trying to get him to announce at the ESPN SportsZone in Buckhead in Atlanta on Wednesday, but Reddick does not know where Favors is going. Also, in the Telep article, Reddick said that Wednesday night is the only open night for Favors between games and practice.

    Make of it what you will.

  24. Justin Gainey 01/14/2009 at 10:20 AM #

    Honestly, if you were Favors, would you come here? Who wants to play for a coach who can’t coach. Why would anybody want to come to a program that is so f#$%ed up that our coach and Fowler think they are doing a good job. A losing season, don’t worry, we will be better next year. Honestly, how long have you been saying that. This is getting pointless. I am tired of my friends saying, you said that last year. I think I am going to start saying, we will be better in 5 years, that way I only repeat my self every 5 years.

  25. tooyoungtoremember 01/14/2009 at 12:52 PM #

    Not that it’s likely to matter at this point, but the local sports radio in Athens GA has NC State listed with UGA and GT instead of Memphis.

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