More backcourt help is on the way--Mark Gottfried landed his first commitment as NC State's head coach and it is a big one. Torian Graham, a 6-3 shooting guard from Word of God in Raleigh, made his decision earlier today, as first reported by Pack Insider:
Graham is the #25 overall player in the nation according to Scout.com who many have said has the elite scoring ability to be the #1 playmaker on a top 25 team, something NC State has been lacking for years.
This is a huge pull for NC State who was in need of adding more talent to the 2012 class, but it's also is a statement pull by head coach Mark Gottfried who is looking to make a serious move for in-state talent. It also might be a lead into a commitment that would put NC State over the top for '12, as it's said that the #8 player in the nation, Rodney Purvis, wants to attend the same college as Graham.
PI also has some scouting information and video that you'll probably want to check out.