It is being reported on other sites that Cothron has decided not to attend NCSU. It is doubtful he would have been a starter ahead of Smith and Howell but he could have provided some depth.
Jerry Meyer of Yahoo Sports reported on Cothron’s decision Monday night.
Four-star prospect Luke Cothron has been considered a soft commitment to North Carolina State, but now the 6-foot-8, 210-pound power forward is officially decommitted.
Cothron, an Alabama native who is now at Red Springs (N.C,) Flora Macdonald Academy, has opened up his recruitment and is likely headed elsewhere that NC State.
Cothron’s statement on his decision to decommit
â€œI want to come in and play as a freshman,â€ said Cothron. â€œI also want a good relationship with the head coach, and I want to be surrounded by a great team.â€