This has been one of the stranger offseasons I can remember, even by Mark Gottfried-era standards. First everything was terrible, and now it’s nothin’ but sunshine and rainbows. The latest good news is the addition of four-star forward Ted Kapita, a former SMU and Arkansas commit.
NC State announced the signing on Friday afternoon. Here’s a statement from Mark Gottfried on Kapita:
"Ted is a versatile and athletic addition who plays with a high motor, is a relentless defender, and can rebound," NC State head coach Mark Gottfried said. "He can also stretch defenses with his ability to knock down shots on the perimeter."
Kapita popped onto the radar late—this kid only visited NC State for the first time last weekend. Gottfried is beginning to make a habit of nabbing prospects late in the process: Maverick Rowan last year, Markell Johnson and Kapita this year. Counting Yurtseven, that’s three commitments in the span of less than a month-and-a-half.
Kapita is a consensus four-star top-100 recruit. He is a top-15 player at his position.
And now suddenly the Wolfpack has all kinds of options up front, with this the third frontcourt addition for 2016. Not too bad! State’s got five guys it can play at the tradition forward positions, and while a lot of the depth is unproven, that’s a whole lot better than having no depth.