Wednesday, June 1, 2011

N.C. State picks up preferred walk-on

Broughton grad to walk on at N.C. State: Staats Battle, a 6-foot-5 basketball standout at Broughton, is going to N.C. State as a preferred walk-on. Battle, who averaged 13.7 points last season for the Caps (22-6), will graduate this spring and enroll at N.C. State in the fall.

He made a school-record 61 three-pointers during his senior season at the Raleigh high school.

“He is a tremendous three-point shooter,” said Broughton coach Jeff Ferrell. “I think he is going to do a great job at State. He plays well with other people, and he plays within his capabilities. He is very much a team player. Staats is a person of great character.”

Ferrell also coached former State player Will Roach, who went to State as a walk-on and played for four years.

“Will and Staats are different in their physical characteristics, but as far as the way they play with a team and with being people of great character, they are similar,” Ferrell said. “They are both just very good people.”

-- Tim Stevens


Anonymous said...

UNC Charlotte Wolfpack off to a great start.

Anonymous said...

staats? not too much of a pompous name

Anonymous said...

Yeah the Wolfpack are off to a great start. Two top 100 commitments and two top 20 guys possibly committing in the near future. I'd say that's pretty strong.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Anon 6:19. I guess it hurts you to see the wolfpack getting off to a good start with their new coaching staff.