We are nearing the end of the busy part of the 2013 recruiting season. Many players look to commit relatively early so they can either enroll early or at the least start to mentally implement themselves in their new basketball program.
With that being said, some players will wait for a few loose ends to get tied up before they sign a letter of intent. Regardless of which route a prospect goes, all schools chasing after them are anxious to know who they “officially” land in each year’s recruiting class.
The North Carolina State Wolfpack must be as happy as a walrus at an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet. The school has announced that 2013 recruit, Lennard Freeman, is officially joining the program and will be ready to play for the Wolfpack in the upcoming season.
Freeman is an interesting player for a few different reasons. Only 17-years-old, Freeman thought about reclassifying for the 2014 class, but after enough scholarships came towards his direction, he decided to stick with 2013. Also, he is listed as either 6-foot-7″ or 6-foot-8 (depending on which recruiting site you go to), which means he already has a nice size for a kid who is not old enough to buy a pack of smokes.
It seems like most recruiting websites have him as a mid-three star player, but one who has a decent amount of potential in his body. Surely, the Wolfpack are excited to grab this type of player as well as one who could pay out in dividends down the road.
Joe is a Senior Writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @JosephNardone