Recruiting never stops, and NC State still has some holes to fill for 2016. Junior college forward Keanu Pinder is on campus this weekend, and he can play immediately. And so we go.
Going on a Official Visit to NC State today #Wolfpack— Keanu Pinder (@KeanuPinder28) April 17, 2016
Mark Gottfried hasn't mined the junior college ranks often--the only junior college player he's brought to NC State is Desmond Lee. But State needs immediate help in the front court and on the wing, especially if we assume that the staff's preference is that Lennard Freeman take a redshirt.
Pinder has been a commitment to Nebraska and New Mexico. He's listed at 6'8 and 195 pounds. He's more wing than forward, but can add some depth in any case.
Pinder is ranked as a top-25 junior college player and a top-five junior college small forward. He originally committed to Nebraska in October, then flipped to New Mexico in December. His recruitment, obviously, is very much open.