Guard Julius Mays (Marion, Ind.) and forward C.J. Williams will join the Wolfpack for the 2008-09 season.
“We feel like we got two athletic players, that will surely contribute to our squad in the near future,” said head coach Sidney Lowe. “Both players are enjoying great high school careers, and we look forward to watching them develop both on and off the court once they come to NC State.”
C.J. Williams, Forward, 6-4 • 200
Fayetteville, N.C. • Jack Britt HS
Prep: Will enter his senior season at Jack Britt High School ... Coached by Ike Walker ... Named the 2006 Mid Southeastern Conference Player of the Year ... Also named second-team all-state, and for the second straight year all-conference ... As a junior, he averaged 24.2 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.6 blocks a game ... He reached double figures in every game, and scored at least 20 points in 22 games ... Also had five games over 30 points ... Helped his team to a 18-9 record ... Widely considered on of the top three seniors in the state of North Carolina ... Ranked the No. 27 Small Forward nationally by rivals.com.
Julius Mays, Guard 6-2 • 170
Marion, Ind. • Marion HS
Prep: Will enter his senior season at Marion High School in Marion, Indiana ... Was named regional player of the year, conference player of the year, and was a first-team all-state selection last year ... Averaged 19.6 points and 4.6 assists as a junior ... Connected on 42 percent of his shots from three-point range, and 82 percent from the free throw line ... Helped Marion finish 21-4 last season, and advanced to the state 4A semifinals.