Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Russian recruit chooses Sendek over Wolfpack

Score a recruiting victory for former N.C. State coach Herb Sendek over his former school.

Ruslan Pateev, a 6-11 Russian player for Montverde Academy in Florida, chose Sendek's program at Arizona State over N.C. State and Florida State on Wednesday, the first day of the national signing period.

Montverde coach Kevin Sutton said Pateev had "three great schools to choose from."

"He felt very comfortable when he went out there (to Arizona State) to visit," Sutton said.

Because of distance, Sendek and N.C. State don't often compete on recruits. But a couple of years ago Sendek did beat N.C. State on Jamelle McMillan. He's the son of former N.C. State player and current Portland Trail Blazers coach Nate McMillan.

-- Ken Tysiac


Anonymous said...

Nice article of half truths toolbag. Can't wait for you to get downsized.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmm, let's see...NC State's recruiting class is #13-17 depending on where you look w/o this kid. Arizona State is where?...nowhere to be found. How did this even make the news?....Come on, you guys can do better than that. Can we get some "real" recruiting news?

Anonymous said...

Awesome article. I don't see how this doesn't qualify as "real" news... I wonder if there's any chance State gets to play in a "real" post season tournament in the next 5 years?

Anonymous said...

Who knows, maybe State can take a page out Butchies book and start paying players to put us over the hump. Why don't you try doing some real journalism and investigate that Kenny?