NCB On The Trail: T.J. Warren

#AskCoachB: Is NC State on the rise?

November, 19, 2013
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Mark Gottfried certainly has brought a new level of excitement to Raleigh. The recruiting efforts by the Wolfpack have been strong since Gottfried took over at State as they have had nationally ranked classes.

With only one senior on the roster in 7-foot-1 center Jordan Vandenberg and another impressive class coming in next year, it could get real exciting, especially if super-scoring sophomore forward T.J. Warren stays. Don't forget -- Alabama transfer Trevor Lacey is sitting out and will be eligible next year, and the staff is high on him.

More help is on the way with a highly rated group coming in. NC State's 2014 class stands at No. 21 in our class rankings. The player I look for to be a big part of next year's success is power forward Abdul-Malik Abu. He will come in and make a difference in the paint because of his live body, skill and mature approach to the game.

This is a growing year for the Pack. Yes, I do believe next year could be a special year in Raleigh.
N.C. State received letters of intent on Wednesday from three ESPNU 100 prospects giving new head coach Mark Gottfried the second ranked class on

Shooting guard Rodney Purvis (Raleigh, N.C./Upper Room Christian), small forward T.J. Warren (Durham, N.C./Brewster Academy) and point guard Tyler Lewis (Statesville, N.C./Oak Hill Academy) will head to Raleigh next season.

McGary to announce on ESPNU 

November, 3, 2011
ESPNU 100 power forward Mitch McGary (Chesterton, Ind./Brewster Academy) will announce his decision during ESPNU's Recruiting Nation on Thursday. The show airs at 5 p.m. ET. He is deciding between Duke, Florida and Michigan.

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