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Saturday / January 19.
  • Anfernee Simons visiting N.C. State for North Carolina game

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    Anfernee Simons will be in the house at N.C. State on Saturday afternoon for the Wolfpack’s rivalry game with North Carolina, which is coming off Thursday’s nationally-televised win over Duke.

    “This weekend I am going to N.C. State,” he told after the visit had previously been reported by ZAGSBLOG. “I am excited to just see what they do every day. They play North Carolina on Saturday. It should be a pretty good game.

    Simons previously took  an official visit to Tennessee for the Kentucky game.

    “A lot of others schools are talking to me, too,” he told Rivals. “Florida, NC State, Tennessee, Minnesota, Dayton, FGCU, Arizona State, Florida State, Georgetown, Boston College, UCF and many others.”

    Simons is NBA Draft-eligible and is expected test the waters this spring, but could still opt to attend college in 2018-19.

    “I haven’t really focused on the NBA much,” he said. “I am just trying to finish out my prep season on a good note, get better every day, and really help us get to the prep school national championship. I want to end the season without losing so we can make the tournament.

    “My mindset hasn’t changed from before. I was trying to get scholarship offers for college but now I am just trying to show the NBA who I am as a person and as a player and if I do that, I am going to be all right.

    “People have told me they think that I am an explosive guard that can score and shoot and they want someone that can do stuff like that. I think being so young really intrigues them the most.

    “The process might be a little drawn out. Even if I go to college, I probably won’t get there until the summer, most likely, after the deadline. I honestly won’t commit until it comes to decide in May.”



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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.