Fall Signing Period
November 18, 2008
- K.J. Sherrill, a 6-foot-7, 220-pound forward from West Rowan High School in Mount Ulla, N.C., averaged 18.4 points a game for 21-7 WRHS. The cousin of former NC State player Scooter Sherrill ('04), K.J. plays with the Carolina Phenoms AAU program. He also had offers from UNC-Wilmington, East Carolina and Winthrop.
Sherrill joins Chris Braswell, whose signing was announced Wednesday, in Coach Bobby Lutz' recruiting class of 2009.
- Carl Baptiste, a 6-foot-8, 240-pound forward/center from North Hunterdon High School in Annandale, N.J., averaged 17 points and 12 rebounds per game last season. Baptiste is the second North Hunterdon graduate to play Division I men's basketball; the first was Tulsa's Scott Cooper in the late 1970s.
- Justin Crosgile, a 5-foot-10. 150-pound combo guard from Paterson, N.J. and DePaul Catholic H.S. in Wayne, averaged 20.5 points and six assists for 18-5 DePaul. He plays with the Team New Jersey ABC AAU program. Crosgile also had offers from Houston, Rutgers, St. John's, and Seton Hall and considered Miami (FL), Ohio State, Notre Dame, and Michigan before accepting the Hawks' offer. (Link: Report from Northstar Basketball).
- Carl Jones, a 5-foot-11, 160-pound point guard from Cleveland and Garfield Heights High School, averaged 25 points and six assists as a junior for 21-2 GHHS. He was also recruited by Florida State, Iowa, Penn State, Providence, Texas Tech and Xavier.