Basketball Recruiting Profiles: Noah States and Patrick Patterson

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Editor’s Note: The basketball recruiting database has not yet made the transition from the old site to the new, but we’ll be updating it in the coming weeks. Till then, here are a couple of recruiting profiles for the 2007
recruiting class from Elijah Kyle.

States Has Representative Game

By: Elijah Kyle

Lord Botetourt High School in Daleville Virginia already has a Virginia Tech
basketball connection, and Noah States is giving thoughtful consideration to
adding his name to the program, although he still has two years remaining before
his arrival into any college is trumpeted.

Junior Chris Tucker has added frontcourt depth for the Hokies during his
first two seasons in Blacksburg after a stellar career at Lord Botetourt, and
6-7,175-pound 2007 frontcourt prospect Noah States has an intimate familiarity
with the school, campus and basketball program.

“I like the school (Virginia Tech) a lot and I have been to a bunch of
summer camps there,” States told “It is a real nice
campus, it is close to home and the coaching staff with Coach (Ryan) Odom and
everyone is just real nice.

“Chris Tucker tells me how nice the program is and I have heard a lot of
just really good things about it.”

States, who averaged 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 blocks as a sophomore last
season, is hearing most from Penn State, American, Stanford, Virginia, West
Virginia and North Carolina State, in addition to the Hokies. He is in the midst
of taking fall unofficial visits to Virginia Tech, Penn State, Virginia and West

As for an early leader, States seems to have the right attitude about liking
those who are most feeling him.

“I’m not quite sure if I would say that I have a leader right now,”
States said. ”I want to wait to see what all of my options are, but I do
definitely like all the schools that are interested in me.”

States has developed a reputation as a player who can shoot the jumper well,
a fact that he readily acknowledges, while stressing that he has some aspects