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Hoops: NC State will host grad transfer Wyatt Walker

This weekend, NC State enters the grad transfer market by hosting Samford big man Wyatt Walker, who will be making an official visit to Raleigh.

Typically, one of the first clues of a transfer’s true interests is tracking the visits, especially those that he makes first. However, the revelations of the FBI investigation now including NC State throws a wildcard for head coach Kevin Keatts, who is not involved in the scandal, in his ongoing recruiting efforts.

Walker made it clear in an interview with The Wolfpacker that he wants to play on a good team. After NCSU, he will officially visit Wisconsin and Oklahoma State. The Pack was the only one of the three schools to play in the NCAA Tournament.

Keatts had also offered Walker when he was a senior at Providence High in Jacksonville, Fla., the same high school program that produced Duke’s Grayson Allen. At the time, Keatts was recruiting Walker for UNC Wilmington.

At the moment, NC State has only one scholarship available. Torin Dorn has entered his name into the NBA Draft, but he is not hiring an agent and odds favor a return to school. There had been rumblings that freshman guard Lavar Batts may consider a transfer, but most transfers are typically announced by mid-April.

 

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