Thursday, August 27, 2009

09's Loss Is '10's Gain

While losing top-flight guard Lorenzo Brown might have hurt the 2009 class, his addition to the 2010 class along with Ryan Harrow has NC State's class looking pretty stout. Rivals has come out with a very early ranking for the 2010 recruiting class, and NC State's class of Harrow and Brown ranks #5. While it is obvious that these rankings will change countless times between now and the beginning of the '10-11 school year, it is encouraging to see NC State ranked this high, this early in the process. Here is what Rivals had to say about the 2010 NC State recruiting class:

"The 2009 recruiting class' loss is the 2010 recruiting class' gain for North Carolina State. Brown, a highly ranked four-star combo guard, didn't make the cut academically and now joins the 2010 class. He is paired up with Harrow, who is a five-star point guard and one of the most dynamic scorers in the class despite his small frame."

Rivals 2010 Basketball Recruiting Team Rankings

1) Ohio St.
2) Syracuse
3) UNC
4) Illinois
5) NC State
6) Wake Forest
7) Maryland
8) Texas
9) Michigan St.
10) Purdue
11) Virginia
12) Dayton
13) Baylor
14) Memphis
15) FSU


13 Responses to "09's Loss Is '10's Gain"
  1. primacyone said...
    August 27, 2009 at 9:04 AM

    FINALLY, another Lowe and Whitenburg, another Corch and Monroe.

    Fire and Ice II!

    I like it.

  2. JAB77 said...
    August 27, 2009 at 9:45 AM

    Speaking of Lorenzo Brown, I like Centennial's uniforms- Let's copy those instead.

  3. Pack Leader said...
    August 27, 2009 at 11:18 AM

    If we can add either Leslie or Cothorn to the mix I say we are top 3 in the nation hands down. IMO Harrow is the best PG in the class/and most underrated and brown will play perfectly to his skills. Its been proven 1 pg cant carry an entire team, look at Rice, Teague, Vasquez, Curry all couldnt win championships. As much as it hurts to say it a 1 2 punch like Lawson and Ellington really does remind me of what we will see with Harrow/Brown. A quick exciting pg with alot of skills and a smooth silky player who can really play within a team yet still score 30 on his own. Hopefully Brown sees an improvement at hargrave....

    But hey top 5 in the nation works for me!!!

  4. redfred said...
    August 27, 2009 at 12:51 PM

    Pack leader, it definitely would be great to jump up AT LEAST two more spots in the rankings, I would loooove that!!!

  5. Anonymous said...
    August 27, 2009 at 5:40 PM

    It started as mess but it turned out to be good after all!

  6. Sgt. Fluffybritches said...
    August 27, 2009 at 11:56 PM

    No, it's still a mess. '09's loss is '10's loss.

    Instead of having an experienced guard and an inexperienced freshman phenom, we will have two inexperienced guards.

    Freshmen typically don't make much of an impact in the ACC.

  7. D0f87 said...
    August 28, 2009 at 7:59 AM

    No mess, in fact its perfectly clear. We will have 2 great guards starting in 2010. One of these guards will be a little older, hence more physically developed, than the typical true freshmen.

    If you believe that at least one of these guys will last less than 4 years, then we can now get 3 years of the tandem, instead of just 2.

  8. Anonymous said...
    August 28, 2009 at 8:32 AM

    So, theoretically, can Brown play 4years at State? If so, then I guess it can be seen as a silver lining that he's getting another year @ Hargrave to bulk up, get more practice, and focus on academics.

  9. Anonymous said...
    August 28, 2009 at 9:45 AM

    "Freshmen typically don't make much of an impact in the ACC."

    Ryan Harrow and Lorenzo Brown are not going to be your typical freshmen. I agree though, not having Lo Brown here this year could only be seen as a plus in the recruiting rankings for next year...nothing more. Like I said before, I don't see Ryan coming in here and taking the 1 slot from a Sr. Javi and a Jr. Mays. Esp after what we are asking them to do this season.

    Yes Brown can still play all 4 years. And yes he can bulk up, get more practice and get his grades up at Hargrave, but he could have done all that with a Redshirt season here. And he would be practicing with OUR team.


  10. Dof87 said...
    August 28, 2009 at 1:55 PM


    I'd much rather have seen LB here this year, but certainly don't see the situation as a mess. No way could I see Sid redshirting him. The only guy there may be value in redshirting is V-berg.

    I just see our timeline adjusted and can see a realistic path to becoming part of the national equation in 2013, ACC in 2012.

  11. Anonymous said...
    August 28, 2009 at 3:16 PM


    You gotta re-read my post and the previous post that I was responding to. I never said Sid should or would redshirt Lo Brown.


  12. Dof87 said...
    August 28, 2009 at 5:34 PM

    Got it, must be too late on Friday and I'm seeing sideways. Pointless discussion since he's not here anyhow.

    I suppose LB could possibly come in early next year and get some summer run with the players.

  13. Anonymous said...
    August 28, 2009 at 7:17 PM

    Tank, I was just trying to find that silver-lining. No doubt we could use him this year, but it is what it is. It's definitely not a total loss. Looking forward to seeing running with RH!


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