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4-star PF Ted Kapita decommits from SMU during visit to NC State

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Ah, the good ol’ twists and turns of college basketball recruiting. News broke from multiple outlets Friday that four-star power foward Ted Kapita, who was once an Arkansas signee and later an SMU verbal, is in Raleigh visiting NC State. (I think 247Sports’ Andrew Slater had it first.)

Kapita also picked Friday to decommit from SMU; he had given the Mustangs a verbal pledge in February. Interesting timing, ain’t it.

Kapita, a consensus top-60 player in the 2016 class, failed to qualify out of high school, which is why he never ended up at Arkansas. He spent this past year prepping at DME Academy in Florida, where he worked on both his game and his academics. When he spoke with SNY’s Adam Zagoria last November, he sounded confident that he would become academically eligible.

He’s listed at 6’8 and 240 pounds by 247Sports, which considers him the No. 53 overall prospect in the ‘16 class. Could prove an excellent late addition, even if there aren’t many minutes for him in 2016-17. As with some of the other kids State is recruiting, he’ll have to be willing to be patient.