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NC State basketball recruiting: Grad transfer guard Al Freeman picks Wolfpack

Great news for Kevin Keatts.

Texas Southern v Baylor Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Kevin Keatts scored his second major recruiting victory as NC State’s head coach on Wednesday when former Baylor guard Al Freeman announced he will be transferring to the Wolfpack. Freeman is a graduate transfer, which means he is eligible to play immediately.

As a junior at Baylor, Freeman averaged 9.4 points per game in 23.2 minutes per game. He is a career 36.9% three-point shooter and shot 37.4% from three last season, so he gives the Pack some sorely-needed help along the perimeter.

He is also a career 81.1% free throw shooter, so he will be a significant asset in that area as well.

With Maverick Rowan headed for the pros and Terry Henderson’s status in question, picking somebody with significant college experience at the shooting guard position was pretty much essential for Keatts this offseason, and he’s accomplished that.

This is still a roster under construction, though, so keep your hard hats and other appropriate safety gear on at all times.