The Wolfpacker

September 2018

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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SEPTEMBER 2018 ■ 83 ■ BASKETBALL RECRUITING to man and some full-court press at times. Whoever gets the rebound pushes it." Williams has reached the point where he feels comfortable with NC State. "I think I have them pretty much fig- ured out," he said. "Team camp was great. Coach Keatts and [assistant] Coach [Takayo] Siddle got to see me play." ranks Williams as the No. 62 overall player in the country, and he has at least 29 scholarship offers. He's been laid back about the recruiting process, often keeping coaches at an arm's length in terms of daily contact with them. He averaged 13.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists for Team United in 21 Nike Elite Youth Basketball League games. The Wolfpack has a pair of Charlotte na- tives on this year's team in fifth-year senior forward Torin Dorn of Vance High and redshirt junior wing C.J. Bryce of Hunt- ersville North Mecklenburg. He is also familiar with freshman centers Ian Steere and Immanuel Bates of Fayetteville (N.C.) Northwood Temple Academy. "I do know Torin, and I know C.J.," Wil- liams said. "When I visited up there, I got to meet a lot of people, and we'll keep in touch. "As good as you play, you need brothers around you to help you play better. [Steere and Bates] say they love it up there while being up there for summer." Williams did unofficially visit Ohio State and Louisville with his family in June, giv- ing him a different perspective. "At Louisville, I got to see the facilities," Williams said. "At Ohio State, I got to play with the players a little bit. "It's just different because you can get away from home. My parents just want me to go to the right school. They don't care about location. All the schools are on a even playing field." NC State has been selling him on what he can achieve if he remains home for col- lege and plays in the ACC. Williams' ability to score in a variety of ways, whether it's a deep three-pointer, pull-up mid-range jumper or occasional post-up are what makes him such a valued recruit. The game has become easier for the 6-7, 203-pound Williams. "I feel like that switch in my head is go- ing off now," Williams said. "I find myself with the ball in my hands more and doing more. "I want to contribute to the team every play." ■ W E P L AC E L AW Y E R S FIRST ATTORNEY RECRUITING FIRM IN THE CAROLINAS Member, National Association of Legal Search Consultants CELEBRATING 25 Years 1993-2018 • Looking for an in-house attorney? • Need partners, groups? • Have an interest in a merger? • Experienced attorney needing a job? Email: Our Team SuppOrTS The WOlfpack! For regular reports on NC State basketball recruiting plus videos of Wolfpack commitments and targets visit George Pickett & Associates 1021 Goodworth Drive Apex, NC 27539 Phone • 919-290-2901 Fax • 919-290-2979 Manufacturer's Representative Serving the electrical industry in the Carolinas and Virginia since 1962 Howard Pickett '76 George Pickett 1927-1998 SALES SERVICE INSTALLATION Carpet • Ceramic • Vinyl Hardwood • Laminate Custom Rugs • Binding Cabinets • Countertops GO PACK!! Office: (919) 661-2361 Cell: (919) 369-5216

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