In a decision that was absolutely no surprise, four-star prospect BeeJay Anya selected North Carolina State on Friday. The massive center decided on the ACC school during a ceremony at Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha Catholic High School.
At 6-foot-8 and 265 pounds, Anya is one of the true low-post players in this class, a class that isn't loaded with options on the block. He had an impressive showing during the high school season as a junior and then also with USA Basketball over the summer.
Anya had been deciding between NC State and Indiana with other interest from Ohio State, Pittsburgh, and Georgetown. In the end it was just the Pack that were left standing.
According to Team Takeover AAU Coach Keith Stevens, this is a great opportunity for his star center.
"He really built a great relationship with the coaches at NC State," said Stevens. "BeeJay feels he has a great opportunity to develop there and to win in college."
During the recruiting process Anya only made two visits, and after Indiana was out of contention it became clear that he would end up at NC State. The Wolfpack needed a low-post player in this class.
Anya joins four-star power forward Kyle Washington along with five-star point guard Anthony Barber in the Wolfpack recruiting class. Anya is the No. 45 player overall and the No. 4 rated center in the 2013 class.