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NC State lands commitments from Devon Daniels and C.J. Bryce

It’s been a huge day for Kevin Keatts.

NCAA Basketball: Utah at Stanford Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Help is on the way, folks, we’re just going to have to be patient. NC State picked up two huge commitments from transfers: former Utah guard Devon Daniels and former UNCW guard C.J. Bryce. Both players will have to sit out the 2017-18 season. Bryce will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out, while Daniels will have three.

Just about everyone expected Bryce to re-join his former head coach in Raleigh, and no doubt the existing relationship between the two paid off for the Wolfpack. Bryce had also visited South Carolina and had considered visiting Gonzaga. He averaged 17.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game as a sophomore for UNC-Wilmington.

The Pack’s footing with Daniels was less certain, but in the end he picked NC State over San Diego State. He averaged 9.9 points and 4.6 rebounds per game with Utah last season and was highly efficient in doing so.

Keatts still needs to find more perimeter threats for 2018-19, but these two kids are going to help the backcourt immensely once they’re available, and it’ll benefit everybody to have them around in practices this season, too.