C.J. Leslie is staying home for college.The 6-foot-8 forward from Raleigh (N.C.) Word of God Academy committed Wednesday to N.C. State, picking the Wolfpack over Kentucky and UConn.
“I’m going to N.C. State,” Leslie, the No. 4 power forward in the Class of 2010, told NewsObserver.com. “It is a great school and we can be good there. And obviously, Coach [Sidney] Lowe is a great coach.” Leslie visited UConn this past weekend and also considered Kentucky, where close friend Brandon Knight has committed. “It was really up for grabs,” he told NewsObserver.com. “It was really close with the other two schools.” Lisa Leslie, C.J.’s mother, previously aid her son has great respect for Lowe. “He’s looking at N.C. State because he’s known Sidney Lowe for four or five years,” Lisa said previously. “He has a good relationship with him. I would say they are pretty high on the list.” RELATED CONTENT: **Brandon Knight to Kentucky **Michael Gilchrist to Kentucky **Rosario to visit Florida **Josh Selby still mulling college options **Doron Lamb Says He’s Decided **Terrences to announce together **Calipari a factor for recruits **Jordan Brand rosters **Cory Joseph talks recruiting **Biruta waiting on Rutgers; Roberts likes St. Joe’s **Kadeem Jack weighing options Follow Adam Zagoria on Twitter