Kevin Keatts lands first commitment, Lavar Batts Jr.

Matt Carter and Jacey Zembal, Editors
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Point guard


NC State


Ht: 6'1.0"

Wt: 165.0

Class: 2017






Commitment status:


N.C. State

One-time VCU signee Lavar Batts Jr., a point guard from Robinson High in Concord, N.C., has been granted his release and committed to NC State. Batts' father, Lavar Batts Sr., confirmed the news first reported by The Wolfpacker.

Batts was ranked No. 101 overall in the country in the class of 2017 by, and he originally boasted offers from VCU, Butler, Charlotte, Clemson, DePaul, East Carolina, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Loyola (Md.), Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Virginia Tech.

The explosive athlete has also been rock-solid stable, playing for his dad at Robinson High, where they won a 3A state title his junior year. He was a first-team All-Charlotte Observer region selection after averaging 24 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals his senior year, and finished with 2,174 career points. Batts also played for the Chris Paul All-Stars traveling team every year.

Related link: Series of moves leads to Lavar Batts coming to NC State (premium)


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