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Where Are They Now? Jeremy Hyatt

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In 1993 NC State picked up a 6’6 shooting guard, Jeremy Hyatt, out of Jacksonville, Florida. Known for his defense and his perimeter shooting Hyatt quickly became a fan favorite and was also a big part of the program from 1993-1997. Hyatt was a 3 years starter for the Wolfpack and was a member of Herb Sendek’s first NC State team. Hyatt was solid during his senior season, by averaging 10 points per game, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, and over a steal per game, all while shooting an outstanding 47% from the floor and 38% from 3 point range.

Hyatt, alongside Justin Gainey, Damon Thornton and CC Harrison were able to bring NC State to their first postseason since Jimmy Valvano led State there during the ’88-’89 season. The Wolfpack made a deep run in the ACC tournament and were selected for the NIT, where they were knocked out in the second round.

After college basketball Jeremy Hyatt went on what essesntially was a world tour, playing in France, Lebenon, and Central America amongst other places.

“It was a great experience for me, and I encourage anyone who can do it to do it. I got to see so many thing and get a broader view of this world.” said Hyatt of the places basketball has taken him.

When asked about the hardest adjustments of playing overseas, Jeremy was quick to talk about the language barrier.

“It’s funny, you know. They try to speak English and you try to speak their language but a lot gets lost in translation. But, at the end of the day we’re all the same. Everyone is the same. They countdown and hit (imaginitive) buzzer beaters in their driveway just like we do, but instead of 3…2….1… it’s trois…deux…un…..”

For nine seasons Jeremy played overseas, livingh is dream of playing professional basketball. Today, however, Jeremy is back in Raleigh, and still in a way, living his dream. Jeremy and fellow former Wolfpacker Mark L. Davis have started up a local basketball skills camp called “DRIVE Athletics.” DRIVE was founded in 2009 and aims to provide the most exciting, educational, and fulfilling experience through its basketball training and events. Their primary goal is to ensure the youth involved in their programs have an enjoyable experience while learning the game of basketball and showcasing their achievements and talents.

“We started DRIVE last year and it’s been going really go so far. We’re based out of Raleigh and we hold most of our clinics locally at Grand Slam USA off of Western, near NC State.” said Hyatt. “We do clinics for guards and some for big men, shooting clinics as well as ball handling clinics.”

With Drive Athletics constantly growing and expanding it seems as if Jeremy Hyatt is still doing what he loves. If youre high school age or younger, or an adult with with a child and would like to get involved with DRIVE just click below to find out when, where and how to sign up for their next availble clinic.

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NC State’s DJ Burns Has Lost 45 Pounds In Preparation for the NBA Draft

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NC State’s DJ Burns has lost 45 pound over the past 6 weeks in preparation for the 2024 NBA Draft, and he wants to make sure people know he didn’t need Ozempic to do it. Burns has been working out 4 days a week at 5am.

Recently, Burns had a predraft workout with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Former NC State Punter Trenton Gill Signs with Denver

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Former NC State Punter Trenton Gill has signed with the Denver Broncos after he was released by the Bears this offseason.

Gill was drafted by Chicago in the 7th round of the 2022 NFL Draft, and has averaged 46.1 yards per punt through his first two NFL seasons.

Heading into the 2024 season, Gill will compete with Riley Dixon for the starting Punter job. Dixon was the Broncos’ starter in 2023, averaging 46.3 yards per punt.

Gill’s career average of 45.8 yards per punt in college is the best in NC State history. In 2019, Gill averaged 47.6 yards per punt, which led the ACC, and earned him a spot on the All-ACC Third Team. In 2021, he was on the All-ACC 1st Team. All 3 of his seasons as NC State’s Punter rank in the Top-6 in school history for best punting average in a single season.

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Former NC State G Lorenzo Brown Named to All-EuroLeague 2nd Team

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Former NC State Guard Lorenzo Brown was named to the All-EuroLeague 2nd Team.

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Lorenzo Brown, Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv

After injuries sapped Lorenzo Brown of his best form during the regular season, the Maccabi playmaker snapped back to health just in time and, as one of the stars of the postseason, has been recognized by the voters his second consecutive All-EuroLeague Team selection. Brown was the MVP of the Play-In Showdown after he erupted for 29 points on 7-for-8 three-point shooting – both Maccabi postseason records – plus 5 assists against Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz to send Maccabi to the playoffs. He then led the Israeli champs with 17.2 points and 5.8 assists for a PIR of 19.2 in the five-game series against Panathinaikos. Brown ranked third in scoring for the playoffs, with 17.2 points per game, and was third for the full season in assists with 6.1. (Link)

This is the 2nd time that Brown has earned All-EuroLeague status, earning 1st Team honors in 2022-23.

Brown plays for Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv in Israel, and this was his 2nd season with the squad.

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NC State is Tied for the 2nd Most Defensive Tackles in the NFL

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ProFootballFocus released this infographic this week, revealing which College Football Teams had the most Defensive Tackles on NFL rosters, and NC State was tied for 2nd with 7.

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Defensive Tackles on NFL Rosters who Played at NC State

B.J. Hill – Bengals (2018-23) – Career Stats: 285 Tackles, 22 TFL’s and 20.5 Sacks
Justin Jones – Cardinals (2018-23) – Career Stats: 219 Tackles, 34 TFL’s and 12 Sacks
Alim McNeil – Lions (2021-23) – Career Stats: 112 Tackles, 15 TFL’s and 8 Sacks
Kentavius Street – Falcons (2019-23) – Career Stats: 89 Tackles, 17 TFL’s and 7.5 Sacks
T.Y. McGill – 49ers (2015-23) – Career Stats: 45 Tackles, 10 TFL’s and 5.5 Sacks
Larrell Murchison – Rams (2020-23) – Career Stats: 37 Tackles, 5 TFL’s and 2 Sacks
Cory Durden – Rams (2023) – Career Stats: 3 Tackles

All 7 of the above players played regular season games for an NFL team in 2023. We will have to see how many of the 7 make 53-man rosters this Fall.

Junior Wolfpack Nose Tackle Brandon Cleveland tweeted with confidence that he will be #8 sometime soon.

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