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NC State adds former Ohio State signee Braxton Beverly


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Point guard Braxton Beverly, a Hargrave alum and former Ohio State signee, has enrolled at NC State, the school announced Friday. Beverly played for Wolfpack assistant coach A.W. Hamilton at Hargrave. Beverly is not a transfer and therefore does not have to sit out a year—he’ll play this season.

Beverly asked for a release from his letter of intent at Ohio State after Thad Matta was removed, and early reports out of Ohio indicated that Beverly would go to NC State. The connection was Hamilton, who had a close relationship with Beverly while the two were both still at Hargrave.

With this addition, NC State has more flexibility in the backcourt. Beverly is probably a more refined shooter than either Markell Johnson or Lavar Batts, and can give the Wolfpack lineup some different looks as a result. I could see him getting some time on the floor alongside Markell, what with the paucity of bonafide shooters on this roster.