Thursday, January 15, 2009

Favors' choice won't affect Wall's decision

N.C. State fans apparently shouldn't worry that failing to secure South Atlanta High power forward Derrick Favors will have any effect on the Wolfpack's recruitment of John Wall.
Recruiting analysts Dave Telep of and Bob Gibbons of All-Star Sports said Wednesday that Derrick Favors' commitment to Georgia Tech wouldn't influence the decision of Raleigh Word of God point guard standout Wall.

Word of God coach Levi Beckwith confirmed that notion Thursday.

"I doubt he's going to Georgia Tech," Beckwith said, laughing during a telephone interview.

Wall, of course, was not even considering Georgia Tech, which made headlines with the commitment of No. 1 national senior prospect Favors on Wednesday. Wall is's No. 1 prospect, and Beckwith said he will make his own decision regardless of where other players commit.

"I don't think he's sitting by the TV or sitting by the radio trying to find a reason to go where he's going to go," Beckwith said.
In alphabetical order, Wall is considering Baylor, Duke, Memphis, N.C. State and Kansas. N.C. State was the only school on both players' list of finalists. Beckwith said Wall is not close to making a decision on where he will attend college.