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N.C. State lands another Top 40 prospect

Posted on: October 9, 2009 6:36 pm
Edited on: October 9, 2009 6:38 pm

Luke Cothron committed to N.C. State on Friday.

So now Sidney Lowe has two top 40 prospects from's Class of 2010 rankings .

"In the end, the common component [the other schools recruiting Cothron] didn’t have was Coach Lowe,” Cothron's coach, Derrick Bond, told the Raleigh News & Observer's Ken Tysiac. “Just his pitch, his history with North Carolina State, [assistant coach Monte] Towe’s history and how they talked about the past and the Pack pride and the history and championships they were accustomed to, and just getting it back to that, they did a great job of selling Luke."

Cothron is a 6-foot-8 forward from Alabama who plays at Flora McDonald Academy in North Carolina. He was also considering Alabama, Florida State, Connecticut and Tennessee. ranks Cothron No. 38 in the Class of 2010 -- one spot ahead of Ryan Harrow, a 5-11 point guard from Georgia who is also committed to N.C. State.

N.C. State's third pledge is Lorenzo Brown.

He's a fifth-year prospect was No. 28 in's Class of 2009 rankings.
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