T.J. Warren's dad played basketball for N.C. State and he would like to play with two prospects who have already committed to the Wolfpack, but said he's still "wide open" in terms of his college choices.
Warren, a top 40 recruit from Durham, listed N.C. State, Ohio State, Kansas, Florida, Arizona State, Miami, Wake Forest, Duke and North Carolina as schools of interest. All have offered scholarships except Duke and UNC, he said. New N.C. State coach Mark Gottfried offered him a scholarship last week, he said.
Warren is looking for a school that has the right location and system to take advantage of his skills.
“I’m an all-around scorer,” he said. “I can score from all three levels – three, mid-range and finish inside, whatever.”
Warren, who had 41 points for Garner Road in a 90-81 loss to Team Loaded on Saturday afternoon, said he would like to play with Tyler Lewis and another N.C. State commitment, 6-4 shooting guard Torian Graham of Durham. Warren and Lewis are friends and Warren and Graham both played for Word of God last season but those connections won't be the sole determining factor for Warren, he said.
“We’ll see where that goes in the future,” he said, coyly.
Warren's dad, Tony, played for the Wolfpack in the late 1970s.