While the football team continues to limp out the string, at least the basketball program has the courtesy to generate some good news. NC State added a fourth member to its 2020 recruiting class on Saturday night with the verbal commitment of in-state guard Shakeel Moore.
Pack Pride has some remarks from Moore on his decision—made possible, basically, by Blake Harris’ decision to transfer out of the program. Moore is the third North Carolina kid to join the Pack’s recruiting class, and he’s a teammate of five-star small forward Josh Hall, who remains Kevin Keatts’ top target.
4th Quarter Pressure StellarHoops x Shakeel Moore @TheShakeelMoore pic.twitter.com/4wlXiEfocK— Stellar Hoops Association (@StellarHoops) November 10, 2019
Moore is a consensus three-star prospect whose offer list included Pittsburgh, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Providence, Georgetown, DePaul, Cincinnati, Texas A&M, and well you get the idea at this point.
There were times during the Mark Gottfried tenure when players like Moore would have ended up leaving the state, so I’m happy to see Kevin Keatts bringing a different approach when it comes to kids who want to stay home but maybe aren’t obvious top-100 talents.
Moore definitely can play at this level. And he’s a lefty, so I like him already.