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Mark Gottfried not afraid to call Dennis Smith best guard in the nation
North Carolina State coach Mark Gottfried said unambiguously he believes freshman point guard Dennis Smith Jr. is the best guard in the nation. “I will...

NC State waiting on NCAA answer on Yurtseven’s eligibility
For now, all NC State freshman Omer Yurtseven can do is work on his game and be patient. With all the attention on possible one-and-done...

Dennis Smith Jr.’s comeback & other adidas Nations observations
A camp like adidas Nations is going to mean different things to different players. For UNC junior Justin Jackson, who played in perhaps the greatest...

N.C. State’s Dennis Smith Jr. fully recovered, ready to go
Dennis Smith Jr. sure looks ready. North Carolina State's prized freshman point guard is pushing through a workout in the practice gym on a hot...

Addition of 4-star '16 prospect Markell Johnson gives NC State a top-10 class
The commitment of Turkish star Omer Yurtseven provided plenty of excitement for NC State fans looking for a good recruiting win, and now Gottfried has...

PG Markell Johnson taking official visit to NC State on Wednesday
NC State is set to host 2016/2017 guard Markell Johnson for an official visit beginning Wednesday. Johnson, who is probably going to end up re-classifying...

Biggest impact basketball recruits for every conference
No conference is bringing in more talent than the ACC, so it is tough to pick out one guy who will have the greatest impact...

Seventh Woods, Dennis Smith to continue rivalry in ACC
Seventh Woods will be a combo guard joining the North Carolina Tar Heels basketball program in June 2016. His commitment on November 11, 2015 to...

ACC Basketball: Dennis Smith Jr. to enroll early at N.C. State
High school senior Dennis Smith Jr., who signed with N.C. State's basketball program Wednesday, announced Thursday night that he'll graduate early from Fayetteville's Trinity Christian...

UNC Basketball Recruiting Targets Taking ACC Visits
Three ACC schools will bring potential All-Americans to campus this weekend. Louisville gets its shot at No. 22 senior T.J. Leaf. Rick Pitino’s program also...

Did N.C. State commit a recruiting violation?
N.C. State made a big splash in the recruiting world earlier this month by landing a commitment from five-star point guard Dennis Smith Jr. Before...

Dennis Smith Jr. commits to N.C. State
Dennis Smith Jr., the No. 4 player in the ESPN 100 and No. 1 point guard in the 2016 class, has told ESPN he will...

N.C. State plans helicopter visits for Dennis Smith Jr., Bam Adebayo
A live recruiting period for NCAA basketball coaches opens Wednesday, and N.C. State has big plans for its top Class of 2016 targets. The Wolfpack...

Harry Giles at No. 1 on updated Class of 2016 rankings from ESPN, Scout
ESPN and Scout released updated Class of 2016 recruiting rankings Wednesday, and three of the nation's top six rising seniors on ESPN's list are in-state...

Video: Dennis Smith, Jr. Summer Highlights
Dennis Smith Jr., one of the top players in the Class of 2016, suffered a torn ACL at the adidas Nations Camp in Long Beach,...

Edrice Adebayo Hopes to Visit Kentucky, Not Committed to Package With Dennis Smith Jr.
After picking up a scholarship offer from Kentucky last month, Edrice Adebayo says he hopes to visit the school at some point. Adebayo has been...

Dennis Smith Jr. tears ACL, out 6-9 months
The No. 1 point guard in the elite high school class of 2016 is going to be on the shelves for a while. Dennis Smith...

These 5-star point guard recruits will make college basketball great again
Dennis Smith is the top-ranked point guard in the class according to ESPN and Rivals. The Fayetteville, N.C., native has had a big summer playing...

Dennis Smith Jr. has surgery on injured left knee
Point guard Dennis Smith Jr., a rising senior at Fayetteville's Trinity Christian School and one of the top Class of 2016 basketball recruits in the...

Dennis Smith Jr. says injured knee is better, that he'll "be back soon"
Fayetteville's Dennis Smith Jr., who hurt his left knee Sunday night in the semifinals of the adidas Nations Global event in California, sat out Team...

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