The Wolfpacker

September 2017

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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SEPTEMBER 2017 ■ 85 ■ BASKETBALL RECRUITING Bacot, McCormack and senior combo forward target Jairus Hamilton of Con- cord (N.C.) Cannon School helped Team Loaded VA win the adidas Summer Cham- pionships in Las Vegas during the third evaluation period July 26-30. Bacot aver- aged 14.9 points and 10.9 rebounds per game, while shooting 54.5 percent from the field, in eight adidas Gauntlet regular season games. Bacot shot 47.0 percent from the field and averaged 9.8 points and 9.0 rebounds per game at the adidas Gauntlet Finale, and followed that up with 8.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per contest in Las Vegas. McCormack has served as a good role model for Bacot. "He has lost a weight, and his body has gotten a lot better," Bacot said. "It is defi- nitely motivation that if you work hard, you can make the same changes." ■ Management Professionals, Inc. WWW.ELITE-MGMT.COM Community Association Specialist AAMC 919.233.7660 WOLFPACK CLUB HALE PLUMBING INC. Commercial & Residential Plumbing James K. Hale (Kenny), President 910 Park Ave. Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 252 537 9871 | NC & VA Licensed For regular reports on NC State basketball recruiting plus videos of Wolfpack commitments and targets visit Armando Bacot — a 6-10, 235-pound center out of Richmond, Va. — has emerged as a five-star recruit and the No. 14 overall player in the class of 2019 according to He picked up an offer from NC State May 2. PHOTO COURTESY ADIDAS

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