One of the more underrated classes in the country for 2020 is with NC State, as they have landed five big-time recruits that certainly will be able to help them in areas in the coming years. Grabbing 5-star prospect Josh Hall, two athletic guards, a forward that can stretch the floor, and a big-time shot blocker down low, head coach Kevin Keatts secured a class that could certainly make a huge impact next season and they may not be done yet. However, let’s dive into what each one can bring.
2020 6’9 Josh Hall (Moravian Prep)
Hall is an absolute star in the making and should come in and make an impact immediately for the Wolfpack. No matter how long he may be there, Hall comes in looking to show why he should be regarded as one of the top talents around the country. His game continued to develop and Hall certainly became an unstoppable presence on the floor with his ability to hit shots from the perimeter as well as using his length to attack. Hall plays with something to prove every time he steps on the floor and it is what drives him, something that NC State fans will love.
If he stays after testing the waters, he will be an instant impact-type of player for the Wolfpack.
2020 6’1 Shakeel Moore (Moravian Prep)
A teammate of Hall, they certainly have been able to build a chemistry with each other at Moravian Prep. Now, Moore and Hall will join up in Raleigh next season. Moore continued to fascinate us with his play on both ends of the floor this season, showing off his athleticism as a lead guard, his ability to get to the rack and play through contact and brings it on the defensive end. A two-way guard that sets the tone on the floor.
2020 6’3 Cam Hayes (Greensboro Day)
Hayes is a smooth guard that can play both on and off the basketball. He plays with a great IQ on the floor and has the ability to get to his spots. His pull-up game seems to be where he finds a lot of success but also works well seeing the floor and attacking when he can. Hayes brings experience and a great feel for the game, as well as length and athleticism. Hayes will be able to play multiple positions for NC State.
2020 6’7 Nick Farrar (Apex Friendship)
Farrar saw his recruitment really hit another level this past year. What he brings to the table is one that can play inside and out, knock down outside shots and not being afraid to step beyond the arc. He also has a strong feel down in the post and finishes nicely around the rim, whether it is throwing it down or showing soft touch. With his body frame and versatility on the floor, he can make his mark in a lot of spots on the floor.
2020 6’10 Ebenezer Dowuona (The Heritage School)
The big man brings good touch around the rim and attacks the boards, something that NC State certainly will need down the road. He is also an elite rim protector according to Coach Powell from Game Elite. In learning more of what Dowuona can provide, we spoke with Heritage high school coach Joab Jerome and he had this to say:
“I think next year, Ebe is going to be able to impact the game on the defensive end of the floor. He is a great shot blocker and a big-time rebounder. Offensively, this was the first year we ran the offense through him, which will prepare him for the offensive end of the floor. He has gotten better every year and has been working on his range.” – HC Joab Jerome (Heritage HS)