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Dennis Smith Jr. Commits to NC State

Alongside De’Aaron Fox and Kobi Simmons, Dennis Smith Jr. is one of the elite point guards in the class of 201.  Tonight, ESPN’s #1 point guard pledged to play for Mark Gottfried at NC State.

Gottfried isn’t messing around.  After visiting Smith in a helicopter yesterday, tonight he has an in-home visit with PF Udoka Azubuike.  Bam Adebayo, the 3rd ranked PF and 11th overall, could also be a part of Gottfried’s class.  Bam’s AAU coach told Adam Zagoria, “he loves playing with Dennis.”  Kentucky is also in contention to land Bam (which would do wonders for the local t-shirt industry) who plans to take a visit to Lexington, but it’s easy to worry that Gottfried’s early moves will pay dividends.

I gotta tip my cap to Gottfried.  There’s no better time to recruit than when your opponent is being inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

2 Comments for Dennis Smith Jr. Commits to NC State



  1. lribookend
    8:02 pm September 10, 2015 Permalink

    Actually, a rise in power for NC State dilutes the talent normaly divided by Duke and UNC. It doesn’t really affect UK, since the decision remains to stay in the ACC close to home, or play for a power program elsewhere wiith better results for NBA bound players.



  2. I Love It
    8:20 pm September 10, 2015 Permalink

    I thought both of these guys to NCST has been widely projected for well over a month now. Not quite sure why everyone is acting like it’s a huge surprise or that we were really going after either.