Notebook: NC State strikes for second weekend in a row

By Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer

Anthony “Cat” Barber pledging to North Carolina State last weekend was the biggest commitment for the Wolfpack in 2013, but Mark Gottfried wasn't done in September.

On Sunday, Kyle Washington pledged to North Carolina State on his official visit.

Brewster Academy coach Jason Smith tweeted the news, which was confirmed by a source to

Washington is a 6-foot-9 big man who ranks No. 87 in our top 100. He is a mobile and athletic player who can make plays with his back to the basket, but is also adept at facing up. He runs the floor well and finishes at the rim. Washington is a good shot-blocker.

He chose NC State over Iowa State, Ohio State, Washington and others.

- Oregon picked up commitments from twins Tyrell and Tyree Robinson, who will play both football and basketball for the Ducks. The two took an official visit to the Eugene campus this weekend. Both are strong, physical players on the hardwood who will find ways to contribute at both ends of the floor. The two combined to average 15.9 points during the EYBL season.

- The connection between Hargrave Military Academy and Virginia Tech continued on Sunday with Donte Clark, who chose the Hokies over Miami (Fl.) and others. Robert Brown, C.J. Barksdale and Marquis Rankin are all current Virginia Tech players who attended Hargrave.

- Despite being overshadowed by more hyped players on the Mean Streets AAU team, Alvin Ellis found ways to make an impact with his all-around player. He hustles all game, and loves to defend and get after loose balls. On Sunday, Ellis pledged to Minnesota.

- The rumors that Peter Jok was set to commit to Iowa began earlier in the week, but he made it official on Sunday. Jok is a 6-foot-5 scorer who chose the Hawkeyes over Clemson, Illinois, Creighton and other offers. The Sudan native should bring some perimeter pop to Iowa.

- Two top-40 players cut their lists over the weekend. Sindarius Thornwell is looking at South Carolina and North Carolina State, while Tyler Roberson is down to Kansas, SMU, Syracuse, Kentucky, Rutgers and Villanova.

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