Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Sidney Lowe just keeps'em coming as he scooped up another 4 star recruit today. Deshawn Painter, a 6’9, 200lbs PF committed to the Pack in a signing that sures up a depleted front line that lost two of its starters (and leading scorers) in Costner and McCauley. Painter who many had given up on after his coach declared him not qualified and shared plans of having Painter reclassify as a class of 2010 prospect. This signing puts what many see as the finishing touches on an already superb recruiting class that should be credited to the hard work of Sidney Lowe and staff.

Painter officially chose Florida over NC State and a list of other schools, but when playing time became a question he began to waiver on his decision. Finally de-committing, Painter claimed that his recruitment was “wide-open,” however before he could blink, NC State head coach Sidney Lowe came calling. With an open scholarship and a desperate need for some front court depth NC State and Painter are the perfect match. Painter chose the Pack over Maryland, who is also in desperate need of some front court help. We’ll be on this situation as close a possible, but this is great news for the Wolfpack and we should all be extremely excited. With this signing NC State will surely be closing in on the top 10 recruiting class nationally. We’d like to be the first to welcome Deshawn to the NC State family and look forward to watching him in the red and white.


65 Responses to "PACK LANDS PAINTER!"
  1. WolfpackGirl said...
    May 13, 2009 at 8:20 PM

    GREAT JOB SIDNEY!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. WolfCamel said...
    May 13, 2009 at 8:21 PM

    Welcome to the Pack DeShawn!

  3. Dof87 said...
    May 13, 2009 at 8:21 PM

    Congrats to the staff and Sidney. The ball is starting to roll!. I predict we will be a fixture in the NCAA Tourney after next season.

    Thanks WPH for keeping us updated and making this fun!

  4. ANON "The Great One" said...
    May 13, 2009 at 8:22 PM

    Just wanted to be the first comment up here and say I am 1 for 1 and SHORTLY I will be 2 for 2. Get your apologies ready!!!!!!


  5. ottoWOLFPACK said...
    May 13, 2009 at 8:25 PM

    Awesome pick up. I can't wait for these players to develop and create a championship caliber team.

  6. Kyle said...
    May 13, 2009 at 8:27 PM

    i've been waiting all evening for this!!! Wooooottt!! first time in awhile i've been excited about NCSU's potential. We'll finally be a run n' gun team now. We have the athletes

  7. Anonymous said...
    May 13, 2009 at 8:33 PM

    Now with a solid class coming in, it will be curious to see how well Sidney Lowe does. No excuse for doing poorly.

    Also, did we offer Painter before he signed with Florida?

  8. Brandon said...
    May 13, 2009 at 8:33 PM

    Sid is doing big things...this is incredible.

  9. Anonymous said...
    May 13, 2009 at 8:44 PM

    ANON "The Great One" -- Why do I get the feeling you are not the same one who made crazy claims about us getting Wall and Painter? Just trying to take credit are you? haha. Anyway, I hope you ARE right, but if you aren't I'm not surprised in the least.

  10. ecbwolf said...
    May 13, 2009 at 8:45 PM

    Annon The Great One, when can we expect Wall to announce?

  11. Anonymous said...
    May 13, 2009 at 8:46 PM

    YESSSSSS GREAT DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GOOO PACK!!!!



    -Pack Leader

  12. Anonymous said...
    May 13, 2009 at 8:46 PM

    big influx of athleticism in this class


  13. Anonymous said...
    May 13, 2009 at 8:46 PM

    Sidney Lowe strikes again. He is finally starting to get the caliber of players he needs to run the style of offense he wants. I think I speak for everyone when I say I am excited about the potential of the NC State Basketball team. I think the big winners in this Deshawn and Richard Howell. Being able to compete on a day to day basis with super talented big's is only going to benefit both of them. Great Job Lowe, and Welcome Deshawn.

    P.S. The "Anon" you did get this correct and for that you get a "clap". However, if John Wall is still considering NC State then you are the only source who is stating this. Everyone else who is in the "know" has already claimed that he is NOT going to NC State. Would be a big surprise to me if Wall lands at State.

    The Truth

  14. FontanaWolf said...
    May 13, 2009 at 8:50 PM

    Sweeeeet!!!Very, Very good news for the Pack!!

    Is there any reliable information out there on how his 2009 qualifying is going? Does he need to take the SAT or ACT again? Or is he waiting on his final grades from around graduation before he knows if he qualifies already or needs to restest?

  15. Brass Monkey said...
    May 13, 2009 at 8:59 PM

    WHOO! What a great way to complete the 6-Pack class.

    Painter will do well manning the paint for us. Great job by the staff on this one.

  16. Anonymous said...
    May 13, 2009 at 9:08 PM

    This is Afterglow,

    This is a great pick up for the pack. The coaching staff did a great job getting on this thing and landing Painter.

    All indications are that Wall is down to two schools: Miami and Kentucky.

  17. Jason said...
    May 13, 2009 at 9:16 PM

    While Sidney is definitely getting some very athletic bodies. I'm excited about this class's future. But don't forget that experience goes a looong way.

    "Annon The Great One, when can we expect Wall to announce?"

    Last weekend, according to some of his statements.

  18. ppack3 said...
    May 13, 2009 at 9:19 PM

    Wall or no Wall. That doesn't seem to be as big a point now. Although, John would be foolish not to consider the Pack.
    Welcome to the family DeShawn! We apreciate your commitment, and I, for one am committed to cheering foryou and your new team as hard as anyone could! Congratulations Sid!
    WPH, if you can get worf to DeShawn, let him know what kind of support he is getting on this site! I think it would make him smile to read this blog! Thanks again WPH's, you've scooped it again!
    Anon the Great, I hope you're right on both counts and I don't care who you are! Go State!!!!!

  19. Realwolfpacker said...
    May 13, 2009 at 9:31 PM

    Welcome Mr. Painter. Can't wait to see you in Red & White.

  20. Marcus said...
    May 13, 2009 at 9:32 PM

    Lowe's Home Improvement List

    Brown/ Check
    Wood Check
    Wall Hopefully Soon

  21. LoneWolf said...
    May 13, 2009 at 9:36 PM


    I wonder what affect this will have on next years class? I wonder if this puts us at a disadvantage for the talent we are going after... Next year we only have 2 scholarships... How do you see this working out?

  22. KW said...
    May 13, 2009 at 9:43 PM

    Great pick up.

  23. KChill said...
    May 13, 2009 at 10:01 PM


  24. Street Frog said...
    May 13, 2009 at 10:15 PM

    This is great news. Also, I think it's great that the ESL community is getting behind NC State in such a positive way. Keep up the good work, WPH!

  25. Anonymous said...
    May 13, 2009 at 10:17 PM

    coach lowe will clean out the rosters if he got a chance to land two or three top recruits like

    Mychal Parker-Who Harrow has been talking too
    Cj Leslie-i still see us as the favorite
    Luke Cothron-State is recruiting him harder than anyone

  26. Erik said...
    May 13, 2009 at 10:18 PM

    WPH, are y'all going to try and get an interview with Painter like you have with some of the other recruits/commits?

  27. redfred said...
    May 13, 2009 at 10:34 PM

    LOVE IT!!!


    This is SWEET!!! I know one thing, there are some regular commenters on another site, (I won't mention it's name), that are at an absolute loss for words right now!

    I LOVE just thinking about that!!!

  28. redfred said...
    May 13, 2009 at 10:42 PM

    "Lowe's Home Improvement List

    Brown/ Check
    Wall...Hopefully Soon"

    LOL, that's too good!!!

  29. ppack3 said...
    May 13, 2009 at 10:47 PM

    "ESL community?" A little help?
    I hear you redfred.
    Go State!!

  30. thursday said...
    May 13, 2009 at 10:58 PM

    I've been a frequent reader of the "other site" and I too was waiting for a comment from a certain ark builder but none yet!

    I have too admit I was not to sure of the direction seemed to be heading the last few years but this off-season has really got me excited about the potential of rooting for MY team in BIG DANCE this year! GO PACK!!!!!!!!!

  31. redfred said...
    May 13, 2009 at 11:00 PM

    I don't know if anyone knows me on this site, but this is my first night posting on this site, hope I'm welcomed here?

    I once frequented another NC State blog but it seems that they consider anyone who comments in a halfway positive manner about NC State BB and/or Sidney Lowe, as "idiot board" material.

    It's good to be on a site where very positive accomplishments are seen as just that, "very positive accomplishments", and where people don't think they have counter every positive step in the right direction with gloom and doom personal opinions that are based on their own dim views of the universe.

  32. morpheus647 said...
    May 13, 2009 at 11:10 PM

    Welcome to the Pack Deshawn. Can't wait to see you out there next year. This is a great pick-up by the staff.

  33. ppack3 said...
    May 13, 2009 at 11:18 PM

    Redfred -
    I don't think there are many State fans that haven't lurked and or posted at said site. I posted periodically when I felt it was politically possible. You will be welcomed here by me, as would any Wolfpack fan who wants to discuss issues about the program in a constructive manner. WPH is hard lined about his vision of the site. I don't detract from any other sites, but this is a great forum. Its different, credible and feeds the appetite of the positive Wolfpack Fan. Welcome to WPH.

  34. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    May 13, 2009 at 11:19 PM

    Everyone is welcome here redfred. There is a lot of people who really support and believe in this program and we want this to be the place where those people can come and feel welcomed.even those who are still sceptical are welcome here. Although we hope the positivity will become contagious because there is a lot to be excited about!

  35. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    May 13, 2009 at 11:22 PM

    Erik -

    We are trying our best to get in contact with Painter.

  36. Anonymous said...
    May 13, 2009 at 11:24 PM

    this is sf59

    im with ya red fred.
    i always enjoyed your posts on the other site

    you are welcome here.

    its a good place where the agenda is a positive one...

  37. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    May 13, 2009 at 11:26 PM

    Jesse -
    We were definitely on Painter before he committed to Florida.

  38. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    May 13, 2009 at 11:29 PM

    Lone Wolf -
    The way the roster pans out right now, if nothing else changes, we will be able to take one other player along with Ryan Harrow.

  39. redfred said...
    May 13, 2009 at 11:33 PM


    About that "certain ark builder" I don't really know who named that boy, but if his name sake was half as negative as he is, there wouldn't have been ANY gopher wood arc for ANY two of ANY-thing to get on to begin with. As a matter of fact, the entire planet would probably have just flooded faster, due to all the crying brought on by his gloom and doom predictions.

    Enough of that nonsense though, THANKS very much for the welcomes, and I will try my best to behave.

  40. Thepiler said...
    May 13, 2009 at 11:38 PM

    This may have been addressed already, but is Painter expected to qualify as an '09 recruit?

  41. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    May 13, 2009 at 11:44 PM


  42. Alum02 said...
    May 13, 2009 at 11:54 PM


    Best post yet.

  43. WolfCamel said...
    May 14, 2009 at 12:04 AM

    The "arc builder" is a disgrace! Everytime I posted something positive on the other site here he came to shoot it down. The best thing I remember from him was when he told me the football team would go winless in the ACC. I don't even read anything on there at all and no one else should. When the Fowler rumor came about they said that he was getting fired and that they were 95% accurate on what they report. WolfPackHoops can vouch for me when I knew for a fact that the meeting was about hiring Harper. But I did not feel a need to post that on the other site because I knew I would be called an idiot. I frequent PackPride and this site, this is by far my favorite site! The negativity is not as present here as other sites and that is why I enjoy it. WPH keep up the great work and let's watch the WolfPack Football and Basketball programs become great!

  44. Anonymous said...
    May 14, 2009 at 12:14 AM

    Hey WPH appreciate this website and all you do for us diehard pack fans like myself! I have enjoyed reading all the info about our football and basketball team!

    Quick question about painter, there isn't much footage of him that I could find. Are you planning on getting ahold of any? Regardless he looks like a great pickup and I am excited!

  45. Anonymous said...
    May 14, 2009 at 12:18 AM

    check the time this article was posted 7:25pm? The Painter news broke at about 8:15pm....hmmmmmm.

  46. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    May 14, 2009 at 12:20 AM

    We'll be in touch with Painter hopefully soon and will request some footage. Don't you worry!

  47. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    May 14, 2009 at 12:32 AM

    we had "reason to believe" it was about to break in our favor. so we posted it and didn't make it public until it was safe to do so. We were pretty confident this was going to happen.

  48. Anonymous said...
    May 14, 2009 at 12:37 AM

    Welcome RedFred. I remember you from the other site and I enjoyed your comments. I only read this site now. There were some things you could not say at the other site. I believe we are headed in the right can't dare say that near Arkboy. Keep up the great work WHP!

  49. T.J. said...
    May 14, 2009 at 12:43 AM

    Wolfpack Hoops,

    With this signing of Painter in which I am very happy for because he is going to help out so so much and give us depth. However I am wondering can you dip into your Wall source and see if we still have a scholorship available for him if he woud decide to come here this year or does this signing close out any chance that we land John Wall. Please descibe and dip into this for us. Thanks so much for all that you guys do.

  50. TJ said...
    May 14, 2009 at 1:47 AM

    Wolfpack Hoops,

    PLEASE post this on the board. ALL wolfpack fans !!!!!!!!! go to the page and there is a link about painter coming to NC State and make sure to let everyone know how we feel and let's welcome Painter!!!!! also read my post I have 2, the 2nd page has my most recent one it is under ChinquapinBoy23 and my name is TJ because some UNC fan was writing something stupid so I responded read it guys and respond. thanks

  51. Anonymous said...
    May 14, 2009 at 1:52 AM

    While this is a great pick-up for the Pack, I'll be more excited about this team when they show something tangible on the court, not on paper. It's great everyone is so positive here, but feelings don't put the "ball through the hoop". I'm sure we've all been positive about this team before, but we've haven't really seen any success outside of Lowe's first ACC tournament run. While this gives us another athlete, and the potential for more success, we need to keep everything in perspective until things begin to change in the win column. Not being negative, just honest. We all want to win and hang banners, just seems that some of us are content being positive while other are waiting for actual results. None of you can honestly say you haven't thought previous recruit X, Y, or Z was going to be "the one" to change things.

    WPH great site, love the in depth information about recruiting. Thanks for providing another great site for the community!

    I frequent as many NC State related sites as possible on a daily basis because I love the Pack, and want to get as much information and opinions on topics as possible. Then from gathering information and reviewing multiple perspectives, processing that information into an intelligent opinion on a topic. I would hope none of our fan base is blind enough to follow any site like a sheep without questioning or forming their own opinion. I haven't visited a site yet where they don't respect your opinion even if you don't agree with the author - as long as it is based in something reasonable and you aren't personally attacking others. Its funny how many of you all are so willing to bash a certain site. No one makes you go to any website, so if you don't like it stay away, but don't try to futher divide a great fan base. We all want the same thing for our team, just have differnt thoughts on how to get there.

    WPH thanks for the forum, and sorry for the length!


  52. TheUNCFan said...
    May 14, 2009 at 6:27 AM

    Coach Sidney Lowe has a plan, and he's methodically working it. He has a vision of where he wants to be, and isn't letting detractors get to him in the short term. That's the kind of guy that you want. He may be able to do this revamp much quicker than I would have thought. He keeps getting these guys. If his guys get experience this year, and get a 5-star point guard next year, my goodness...

  53. Dof87 said...
    May 14, 2009 at 7:36 AM

    I hear ya, but I choose to enjoy myself along the way. There are just some places where there appears to be excessive negativity, whining and complaining, those are not traits I can relate to, so why waste time with it. I choose to treat our coaches and team members as part of a family. I'll err on the side of being overly supportive and optimistic every time.

    Sid's team will start out struggling due to the influx and high young content, but I'm looking for improvement by year's end and next year will be awesome.

  54. Anonymous said...
    May 14, 2009 at 7:39 AM

    I told you!

  55. Anonymous said...
    May 14, 2009 at 7:42 AM

    Redfred :welcome bring your boy greywolf around as well ........I am the anon that predicted we get painter here comes wall next......

  56. Anonymous said...
    May 14, 2009 at 8:21 AM

    I see this as a good indicator of this program finally moving in the direction it needs.After 20yr. of just picking up whos left, this looks like targeting needs.After 20yr. of one or two avg.acc players. For yrs.having below avg. acc players fill out your team this progam looks like NC STATE.Now it looks alot different

  57. Anonymous said...
    May 14, 2009 at 8:24 AM

    I told you all Sid was in with the "Painter" I say tear up his contract asap!!! He can be our Joe Pa!
    Welcome Redfred I too split on those negative nancy;s at that other site!

  58. Anonymous said...
    May 14, 2009 at 8:58 AM

    Yep after 20yrs Sids on the case to fill the needs! And He loves The Pack!

  59. Anonymous said...
    May 14, 2009 at 9:24 AM

    "None of you can honestly say you haven't thought previous recruit X, Y, or Z was going to be "the one" to change things. "

    There are so many solid recruits that if one doesn't pan out, or even 2, we still have a few more solid ones to fall back on.

  60. Anonymous said...
    May 14, 2009 at 9:38 AM

    I think we're going to surprise a few folks next year.

    Great to see you on this site!

    - Ed89

  61. Anonymous said...
    May 14, 2009 at 10:47 AM

    looking ahead the lineup will be vastly differnt. able to run up and down pushing the ball or setup in the half court. running a high post or two low post players. this is somthing this team needed, along with players that can handle the ball and attack the rim or middle of the zone.DeShawn,Howell and Smith must play above the rim the rest of the guys must lean how to get to the rim off the bounce.D-fencesssss is the next place to make improvement rebounding and blocking shots and blocking out on the boards they must push themself to play the whoooole game.

  62. Anonymous said...
    May 14, 2009 at 11:12 AM

    glad to see that State is going after more than one top recruit in a class. (GOOD JOB COACHES!!!!).To all signees welcome to NC State the proud Red&White. For yrs.State have picked the fouth and fifth level kids now for the first time in recent menory they have three top 100 kids. GREAT JOB TAEM WOLFPACK. NOW we need to look at getting a recruiting coach / assitant coach to help contiune this new path

    GO PACK!!!!!!!!

  63. Alum02 said...
    May 14, 2009 at 11:58 AM

    The tough part for some will be keeping expectations in check. We have a good influx of talent coming in, but half our team will be freshmen.

  64. Bradford said...
    May 14, 2009 at 4:27 PM

    ^It's true. We don't want everyone to descend into the pit of despair when next year is rocky due to inexperience. But I'm beyond excited about the next year after they've had a year and a summer together, plus Harrow and Parker and/or Cothron... It's essentially the UNC model. They brought in McCants, May, and Felton and let them grow together. They all left and Ellington, Lawson, and Hansborough do the same thing (granted Travel Hansborough was a year older, but same idea). Florida comes to mind too with Horford, Noah and Brewer. This is by no means a one year deal. It's just the beginning of a system set up to be relevant for years to come.

  65. Anonymous said...
    May 17, 2009 at 12:38 AM

    "Its funny how many of you all are so willing to bash a certain site."

    It's redfred, oh man, now look what I've done. You now have people coming on your site who are defending negative nancy nation.

    I'm truly sorry WPH.


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