Anthony Barber: NC State Lands 5-Star PG Recruit

Justin WeltonAnalyst IISeptember 15, 2012

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North Carolina State head coach Mark Gottfried continues to makes waves on the recruiting front for the Wolfpack. 

According to Evan Daniels of Fox Sports, Anthony Barber, a 2013 Top 10 recruit, has committed to North Carolina State. 

Confirmed @thewolfpackers news. Anthony Barber has committed to North Carolina State. Top 10 commit.

— Evan Daniels (@EvanDanielsFOX) September 15, 2012

Barber is a 6'1", 165-pound point guard who has great athleticism, speed and quickness. Kansas, Louisville, Connecticut and several others had interest in the point guard, but his decision to play for Gottfried in N.C. State was for comfort, according to Jacey Zembal of

"Out of all the visits I've been too, this felt like the most comfortable spot for me," Barber said. "This is where I wanted to be."

Barber's ability to create offense off the bounce makes him a dynamic point guard prospect in the 2013 class and a perfect fit in Gottfried's system.

Gottfried and the Wolfpack won 22 games in his first season at North Carolina State, and his group gave Kansas a run for its money in the Sweet 16, losing by three points.

Rodney Purvis, T.J. Warren and Tyler Lewis are all listed among ESPN's Top 100 recruits, and they are coming in for the 2012 season to join Lorenzo Brown—a potential lottery pick in the 2013 NBA draft.

Gottfried's attempt to turn N.C. State back into a perennial powerhouse will take some time, but he's well on his way.