There is just one five-star player left to make his college decision now, as C.J. Leslie took his name off the board on Wednesday.
The 6-8 forward from Word of God Christian Academy (N.C.) committed to North Carolina State, choosing the Wolfpack over Kentucky and Connecticut, the latter of which he visited this past weekend. The story was first reported by Dave Telep of Scout.com.
“It was a good school. Is that enough? Nah, I’m kidding,” Leslie joked.
“It’s a great school, they have a great coach, and I think we can do some things next season,” Leslie told me shortly after his commitment.
Leslie had originally committed to North Carolina State in June of 2007 but reopened his recruitment last March. He had finalized his list recently, and admitted he enjoyed his visit to Connecticut.
However, that was not enough to dissuade him from heading to the ACC.
“I think I can make a major impact next season,” Leslie said. “Coach [Sidney Lowe] was excited when I told him.”
Leslie was one of the final players left to make a decision, as 6-8 forward Terrence Jones is the lone five-star prospect yet to announce his destination.
“I’m very relieved,” Leslie said. “I can now focus on basketball and getting better over the summer.”