NC State battling ACC rivals for 2017 forward Evan Cole

On the surface, it would seem that getting 2017 forward Evan Cole to NC State would be a layup for new Wolfpack coach Kevin Keatts.

Cole, a 6-8, 215-pound prospect from Cumming, Ga., signed with UNC Wilmington in the fall. At the time, it was a significant splash for Keatts as Cole had emerged as a high priority among prominent mid-major programs. He had picked the Seahawks over Valparaiso at the time.

However, when Keatts left for NCSU, Cole asked out of his letter of intent at UNCW. Cole is now almost certain to be destined for a major conference program.

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