N.C. State Basketball: BeeJay Anya a Wolfpack Lean After Indiana Stops Pursuit

Jon HancockSenior Analyst IOctober 31, 2012

Picture via USABasketball.com
Picture via USABasketball.com

BeeJay Anya, a 6'9" center from Hyattsville, MD, had trimmed his list to North Carolina State and Indiana earlier this week. Now, it appears there is only one team left on the elite big man's list. According to Evan Daniels of Scout.com, Indiana has stopped recruiting Anya to focus on another recruit.

Anya made a visit to N.C. State this past weekend.

“It was cool,” Anya told Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog.com of his visit to N.C. State. “The coaches were cool. I got to spend more time with the team. I like them a lot.”

The 4-star recruit is considered the eighth-best center and the 31st-best player in the 2013 class by ESPN.com. He holds offers from several top Division-I schools, including Louisville, Georgetown, Duke, Ohio State, UCLA and UNC.

Scout.com says of Anya:

A true old school center, Anya is comfortable in the paint and likes to throw his body around down low. Anya is a good rebounder and is very strong. He has extremely long arms which makes up for being a little bit short. He still needs to run the floor better and show the desire to be great at all times. With that said, Anya is one of the most productive players in the class down low.

Anya averaged 13.3 points, 10.5 rebounds and 6.8 blocks a game as a junior at DeMatha Catholic High School. He then played with the USA U17 World Championship Team over the summer.

If Anya commits, N.C State would have a very well-rounded 2013 class. The Wolfpack already has 4-star point guard Anthony Barber and 4-star center Kyle Washington. N.C. State currently has the 14th-best recruiting class for 2013, according to ESPN.com.

Anya was planning on making his decision in November before today.