Report: Ian Steere will transfer out from NC State

Well, it appears as the one of the shortest basketball careers at NC State may have come to a close. According to a tweet from Jon Rothstein, NC State freshman power forward Ian Steere will transfer out of the program.

This news comes just a few days after Steere spoke with Kevin Keatts about his role on the team (Friday), sat out Saturday’s win over Maryland Eastern Shore and reportedly went back home for a few days to think about his future.

Steere played in just one game while at NC State — the opener, a 105-55 win over Mount St. Mary’s. In that game, Steere played five minutes, scored four points and grabbed four rebounds.

Initially in the summer of 2017, Steere committed to Creighton; however, in September of that year, he decommitted. Over the next two weeks, he visited Missouri and NC State. A week after his visit to Raleigh, he committed to the Wolfpack; about a month later, he signed his national letter of intent.

This move does, however, leave NC State a little thin in the front court. The Pack normally plays small up front — with an extra wing, like Torin Dorn, as the de facto 4 — but with Manny Bates redshirting, State now has just two players on the active roster that are 6-foot-8 or taller: Wyatt Walker and DJ Funderburk.


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