Anya gives Pack potency in the post 

November, 16, 2012
NC State hasn’t had a presence at the center position since it signed J.J. Hickson in 2007. But Friday’s commitment from ESPN 100 big man BeeJay Anya (Gaithersburg, Md./DeMatha) ensures Mark Gottfried has a presence in the middle going forward.

Anya, the No. 32 overall player in the Class of 2013, also moves the Wolfpack to No. 9 in the class rankings.

As a junior, Anya accounted for 14.5 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks per game. The Pack’s potent post pitch (say that quickly) to Anya was straightforward. Although Gottfried is new to Raleigh, he had something to sell.