NC State is in a recruiting battle for C.J. Leslie (SF/PF, 6′9″, 2010) and their main competition is John Calipari and the University of Kentucky.
Leslie seems to like the Wildcats, but lists both the Pack and the Wildcats as his two current favorites. Leslie is also playing for Word of God in Raleigh, North Carolina so his proximity allows him to be completely aware of what NC State has to offer. Leslie also is considering Florida and UCLA, and has interest from Maryland and Tennessee.
Leslie is a definite star player with NBA SG/SF potential and size. He can handle the ball on the break, slash to the rim, and shoot from outside. His ball handling is developing into the elite guard level and he’s definitely got the potential and speed to become a game changer and get to the pros.
It remains to be seen if he’ll be playing his college ball in the SEC or ACC, but he’s definitely one that will be a name in the college ranks. He has an explosive offensive game that might benefit from an open court style of play.
Check out some video of Leslie here (#5 for WOG):
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