The Wolfpacker

September 2015

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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SEPTEMBER 2015 ■ 83 ■ BASKETBALL RECRUITING of the Wolfpack coaches. "I was talking to Coach Lutz, and we were texting. They are a very good program." Alkins was part of the adidas USA squad that played in Treviso, Italy, in early June. Adebayo was one of his teammates. "That was amazing, and the first time that I've left the country for basketball," Al- kins said. "It was the first time I've left the country, period. Basketball takes you a lot of places. I tried to play my best in front of all the NBA GM's and scouts." Alkins has long said he'd like to wait to sign during the April 2016 signing period. "I'll probably announce late, after high school," Alkins said. "By that time, I'll have a list, and I'd like to go to every school on that list, and then go from there. "I want it to be family orientated. I don't want it to be just a job. I want to develop a great relationship with the coach and the players, and be in a great atmosphere." Alkins was a New York Sportswriters As- sociation Class AA all-state pick last season after posting 20 points per game for Christ The King. MSG Varsity selected him as the New York City Player of the Year. Post Player Dylan Painter Is The New Kid On The Block NC State expanded its recruiting board after the July evaluation period. The Wolfpack coaches descended on the Nike Peach Jam July 8-12 in North Augusta, S.C., and found senior post player Dylan Painter of Hershey (Pa.) High. NCSU offered the 6-10, 230-pounder July 13. Painter had a productive Peach Jam for Team Final, averaging 11.8 points and 4.2 rebounds per game in five contests. He had a Securities offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA/SIP ©2014 Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC 14-BR8HO-0007 AL 8/14 F I N A N C I A L G R O U P Proud supporter of NC State Wolfpack Club BLAKE PARO Financial Advisor NCSU Class of 2003 KATHY DUCKWORTH Registered Sales Assistant ALEX MIHAJLOV Branch Manager T 919.861.8212 GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER 2400 Reliance Ave, Apex, NC • 919.362.5959 lists Alkins, a 6-4, 200-pound shooting guard who still must decided which prep school he will play for this coming sea- son, as the No. 15 overall recruit in the class of 2016. PHOTO BY JACEY ZEMBAL

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