Ohio State continues to see some fallout from Thad Matta’s abrupt departure. Today, class of 2017 point guard Braxton Beverly has landed elsewhere.
On June 30, Ohio State announced that Beverly had been given his release from the program, after enrolling earlier in the year.
Matta, the coach that Beverly had committed to play for, stepped down in early June, a decision that was called “mutual” by athletic director Gene Smith, although most took it as an outright firing.
He was replaced by Butler’s Chris Holtmann, and there has been a lot of roster fallout as a result.
Now, Beverly is heading to NC State.
— NC State Men's Bball (@PackMensBball) July 28, 2017
From the school’s release about the late-class addition:
NC State men’s basketball head coach Kevin Keatts announced the signing of guard Braxton Beverly to a financial aid agreement Friday. Beverly will join the Wolfpack basketball program for the 2017-18 season.
“I am excited to have Braxton join our program,” Keatts said. “Braxton can really stretch the floor with his shooting ability and is tremendous coming off ball screens. He’s been at one of the premier prep schools in the country for the last two years, and will be an asset both on and off the floor for us here at NC State.”
Beverly, who starred at Kentucky’s Hargrave Military Academy, is ranked the No. 317 recruit in the country, and the No. 63 point guard in the class. He joins four-star guard Lavar Batts in an abridged first class for new coach Kevin Keatts.