N.C. State basketball recruit Saddiq Bey, middle, walks the football field with coach Kevin Keatts before the Wolfpack's game against Clemson on Nov. 4. Ethan Hyman ehyman@newsobserver.com
N.C. State basketball recruit Saddiq Bey, middle, walks the football field with coach Kevin Keatts before the Wolfpack's game against Clemson on Nov. 4. Ethan Hyman ehyman@newsobserver.com

NC State

Here’s who NC State basketball has signed so far in the early signing period

By Jonathan M. Alexander

jalexander@newsobserver.com

November 08, 2017 06:23 PM

UPDATED November 09, 2017 05:06 PM

RALEIGH

We’re keeping up with the Class of 2018 early signing period for college basketball, which started Wednesday and runs through Nov. 15.

Here’s who has signed a National Letter of Intent to play at N.C. State and new coach Kevin Keatts:

Ian Steere

Steere, a 6-9, 230-pound power forward, who plays for Northwood Temple Academy in Fayetteville, is ranked No. 105 overall in the Class of 2018, according to 247sports’ composite rankings. He is also ranked the eighth best player in the state.

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Steere committed to Creighton in July but decommitted in September.

Manny Bates

Bates, a 6-9, 195-pound power forward, who also plays for Northwood Temple Academy, is ranked No. 94 overall in the Class of 2018. He is ranked the seventh best player in the state.

Jericole Hellems

Hellems, a 6-6, 190-pound wing, is from Chaminade in St. Louis and is ranked No. 115 in the class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

Saddiq Bey

Bey, a 6-7, 195-pound small forward, is ranked No. 83 in the country, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.

He plays for Sidwell Friends School, a private school in Washington D.C. As a junior, Bey averaged 14.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals per game.

Jonathan M. Alexander: 919-829-4822, @jonmalexander