Courtney Fells, a 6-foot-5, 180-pound shooting guard, had a bunch of schools pursuing him. But the No. 20 ranked player in the class of 2005 out of Shannon (Miss.) High School decided to end his recruitment early and has committed to NC State, his favorite from the start.
“He seemed really excited about getting this weight lifted off his shoulder,” said Coach Gary Caveness, the head coach of Fells’ AAU team the Lighthouse All-Stars. “He’s liked NC State from the start, and I think he will do well there.”
Fells, a sweet shooting wing player with impressive athleticism and length, had offers from Oklahoma, Georgia Tech, LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, and Alabama.
Coach Caveness feels like Fells still has a lot of good basketball in front of him.
“I think he has just begun to see how good he can be,” said Coach Caveness. “Courtney has unlimited potential.”
Fells first broke onto the recruiting scene at the Kingwood Classic where he played very well. School jumped on him immediately, but NC State had already been recruiting him. Getting in there first was the difference in the Wolfpack landing the Mississippi native.