NC State has signed letters of intent from a trio of McDonald's All-Americans: Raleigh (NC) Upper Room combo guard Rodney Purvis, Brewster Academy (NH) forward T.J. Warren, and Oak Hill (VA) point guard Tyler Lewis.
With two seniors on the 2012-2013 squad, NC State will have at least another two scholarships available for the 2013 recruiting class.
Here is an updated roster of the scholarship players following the Ralston Turner announcement.
|Scott Wood||F||Sr.||Marion (Marion, Ind.)||6-6/175|
|Wood has played small forward his entire career but could play some shooting guard if needed.|
|Richard Howell||F||Sr.||Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.)||6-8/250|
|Howell started for NC State as a junior, logging major minutes.|
|Jordan Vandenberg||C||R-Jr.||Aust. Institute of Sport (Melbourne, Aust.)||7-1/258|
|Vandenberg sat out the 2011-2012 season as a medical redshirt.|
|C.J. Leslie||PF||Jr.||Word of God (Raleigh, N.C.)||6-8/209|
|Leslie announced a couple of weeks ago that he will be back for his junior season, and he could be the ACC's top returning player.|
|Lorenzo Brown||PG||Jr.||Centennial (Roswell, Ga.)||6-5/186|
|Brown will be back to lead the team from the point guard position.|
|Ralston Turner||SG/SF||Jr.||LSU (Muscle Shoals, Ala.)||6-6/205|
|Due to NCAA rules, Turner must sit out the 2012-2013 season but will be on scholarship and have two years of eligibility remaining.|
|Thomas de Thaey||F||Soph.||Canarias Basketball Academy (Dendermonde, Belgium)||6-8/239|
|De Thaey will add depth at both frontcourt positions.|
|Tyler Lewis||PG||Fr.||Oak Hill Academy (Lewisville, N.C.)||5-11/165|
|NC State's first commitment in the 2012 class, Lewis should see minutes right away at point guard for the Wolfpack.|
|Rodney Purvis||G||Fr.||Upper Room Christian Acad. (Raleigh, N.C.)||6-4/185|
|Like Lewis, Purvis will be counted on to play as a true freshman. He is expected to start at shooting guard and play major minutes.|
|T.J. Warren||F||Fr.||Brewster Academy (Durham, N.C.)||6-8/230|
|Warren has a chance to play right away because of his ability to score the basketball. He's one of the top scorers in the 2012 recruiting class.|
Here is a look at the scholarship roster based on classes and positions.
|PG||Lorenzo Brown||Tyler Lewis|
|WG/WF||Scott Wood||Ralston Turner|
|WF/PF||Thomas de Thaey|