The Wolfpacker

January 2013

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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■ basketball recruiting lists Kyle Washington, a Wolfeboro (N.H.) Brewster Academy product from Champlin, Minn., as the No. 21 power forward and the No. 99 overall prospect in the country. photo courtesy against elite prep school powers of New England. "His upside is really what is attractive," Gottfried said. "He is such a great kid and great worker. He communicates on defense, which a lot of young people don't do, and he understands things like that, which a lot of young players don't really get. He's really good there." NC State showed the college basketball recruiting world it wouldn't back down from a fight. Washington had numerous offers, and narrowed it down to Ohio State, Washington and Iowa State. The Wolfpack beat out Kansas, Alabama and Louisville to secure the pledge of Barber. NCSU and Indiana waged war from July on for the services of Anya. "NC State should be able to beat a lot of traditional powers because we have the resources, the tradition and history," Gottfried said. "We just have to make sure we work as hard as we can. These three guys could have went a lot of places, and we feel good about the schools that we did beat." The addition of three more top-100 players gives NC State nine different signees since 2010 that have been ranked that high by NCSU signed Lorenzo Brown, C.J. Leslie and Ryan Harrow in 2010, then the in-state trio of current freshmen Warren, Rodney Purvis and Tyler Lewis. Mocksville (N.C.) Davie County High junior twin brothers and wings Caleb Martin and Cody Martin, who committed to NC State Oct. 10, are currently ranked No. 37 and No. 39 overall, respectively, by, which would bring the total to 11 next year. Getting a blend of in-state stars and national recruits is another sign the program is heading in the right direction. Vogedes InsuranceAgency, Inc. 403 S. Broad Street, Edenton, NC 866 360 5222 6385 Croatan Highway #200 Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 488 3041 6345 NorthN. Croatan Hwy, Suite 105, Kitty Hawk, NC 800 800•488•3041 A formula for SUCCESS Building on a solid foundation of planning, knowledge, service, and commitment WATKINS FINANCIAL GROUP Meeting Your Insurance and Employee Benefits Needs Employee Benefit Plans* Financial Planning Retirement Plans Corporate Life Insurance* Individual Life Insurance* Supplemental Benefits* Individual Disability Income Insurance* Long Term Care Insurance* Watkins Financial Group W 1601 Jones Franklin Road, Suite 102 Raleigh, North Carolina 27606 919-851-3117 • *Investment Advisor Representative of and Securities and Investment Advisory Services offered through Woodbury Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA, SIPC and Registered Investment Advisor. Watkins Financial Group and Woodbury Financial Services, Inc. are not affiliated entities. January 2013  ■  67 64,66-68.BKB Recruiting.indd 67 12/11/12 2:31 PM

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