N.C. State Doing Well in the District
Colleague Alan Goldenbach files this report to start off the week:
H.D. Woodson is setting up a nice little girls' basketball colony at N.C. State. Former All-Met Tia Bell will be a sophomore there this year, while rising senior center Jeniece Johnson committed last fall. Now, the Wolfpack have also received committments from Woodson's rising senior guards Bernisha Pinkett and Carleeda Green, according to Warriors Coach Frank Oliver, who jokingly insists he's not on his way there, too, as a coach.
Oliver said, Pinkett, Woodson's leading scorer last season when the Warriors won the City Title, held offers from Boston College, Virginia, Wake Forest and Kansas State, in addition to the Wolfpack. Green, meantime, was also considering South Florida, Louisville and St. John's.
According to Oliver, N.C. State sold the trio on element of chemistry.
"Tia Bell was the X factor," Oliver wrote in an email. "I really think that the chemistry will be priceless at that level. Both Carleeda and Bernisha are pure shooters and they all have a high basketball IQ. Jeniece is the anchor and Tia is a versitile force on both ends. A recipe for success."
N.C. State may not be done with Woodson yet. The Warriors' best player, junior guard Ronika Ransford, one of the elite players in the class of 2010, has received offers from most of the Big East, SEC and ACC, according to Oliver.
"Her top five, as of right now," Oliver wrote, "are Rutgers, Duke, Virginia, Florida, and, of course, N.C. State."
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