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Coach: Favors' choice won't affect Wall

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N.C. State fans apparently shouldn't worry that failing to secure South Atlanta High power forward Derrick Favors will have any effect on the Wolfpack's recruitment of John Wall.

Recruiting analysts Dave Telep of and Bob Gibbons of All-Star Sports said Wednesday that Derrick Favors' commitment to Georgia Tech wouldn't influence the decision of Raleigh Word of God point guard standout Wall.

Word of God coach Levi Beckwith confirmed that notion Thursday.

"I doubt he's going to Georgia Tech," Beckwith said, laughing during a telephone interview.

Wall, of course, was not even considering Georgia Tech, which made headlines with the commitment of No. 1 national senior prospect Favors on Wednesday. Wall is's No. 1 prospect, and Beckwith said he will make his own decision regardless of where other players commit.

"I don't think he's sitting by the TV or sitting by the radio trying to find a reason to go where he's going to go," Beckwith said.

In alphabetical order, Wall is considering Baylor, Duke, Memphis, N.C. State and Kansas. N.C. State was the only school on both players' list of finalists. Beckwith said Wall is not close to making a decision on where he will attend college



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Wall will not be in

A wolfpack uniform next year. Silly woofers, big time players are for big time programs.

alphabetical order

Hey, noneyabusiness,

Shouldn't you have said, " Covering Clemson in Anderson . . . ???" Ha! Ha! Good catch!

alphabetical order

Ken, I am assuming you learned how to apply the alphabet during your stint in Anderson while covering Clemson sports.

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Ken Tysiac has covered the ACC for The Charlotte Observer since 2003, and spent the previous eight years covering Clemson for the Anderson Independent-Mail and then The State in South Carolina. He grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.