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Torin Dorn’s Legacy at NC State



Senior Torin Dorn finished his career at NC State with a bang last night in the Wolfpack’s 93-92 loss to Lipscomb in the Quarterfinals of the NIT. He finished with a career high 34 points, setting a new Wolfpack record for points scored by a player in a NIT game (Previous Record: 26 points – Markell Johnson & Hawkeye Whitney).

Every coach, every teammate, every athletic director, every fan dreams of having players like Torin Dorn represent them.

Intelligent. Humble. Strong work ethic. Professional. Leads by example.

What type of legacy does Dorn leave at NC State?

Dorn ranks 33rd all-time in NC State history in scoring (1,267 points), and he managed to do this in only three seasons. Don’t forget that he was the Conference USA Freshman of the Year at UNC-Charlotte, averaging 12 points per game. For kicks and giggles, if you were to add his points from his Freshman season with the 49ers, he would rank 8th all-time in school history.

As a Senior, Dorn managed to pull off the feat of leading the team in scoring (14.0) and rebounding (7.2). Only 21 Wolpack players are a part of this scoring/rebounding club.

  • Torin Dorn (14.0/7.2/2018-19)
  • TJ Warren (24.9/7.1/2013-14)
  • Tracy Smith (16.5/7.3/2009-10)
  • JJ Hickson (14.8/8.5/2007-08)
  • Brandon Costner (16.8/7.3/2006-07)
  • Julius Hodge (17.0/6.6/2004-05)
  • Julius Hodge (17.7/5.5/2002-03)
  • Anthony Grundy (17.8/5.5/2001-02)
  • Todd Fuller (20.9/9.9/1995-96)
  • Todd Fuller (16.4/8.6/1994-95)
  • Todd Fuller (11.8/8.4/1993-94)
  • Kevin Thompson (15.5/9.1/1992-93)
  • Tom Gugliotta (22.5/9.0/1991-92)
  • Chris Washburn (17.6/6.7/1985-86)
  • Thurl Bailey (16.7/7.7/1982-83)
  • Thurl Bailey (13.7/6.8/1981-82)
  • Thurl Bailey (12.3/6.1/1980-81)
  • Hawkeye Whitney (18.6/4.9/1979-80)
  • Hawkeye Whitney (17.8/6.1/1978-79)
  • Kenny Carr (21.0/9.9/1976-77)
  • Kenny Carr (26.6/10.3/1975-76)
  • Tommy Burleson (21.3/14.0/1971-72)
  • Vann Williford (23.7/10.0/1969-70)
  • Vann Williford (21.6/10.0/1968-69)
  • Bill Kretzer (11.7/7.2/1966-67)
  • Bob DiStefano (13.2/8.6/1960-61)
  • Bob DiStefano (12.7/9.1/1959-60)
  • John Richter (17.0/14.2/1958-59)
  • John Richter (15.5/12.7/1956-57)
  • Ronnie Shavlik (18.2/19.5/1955-56)
  • Ronnie Shavlik (22.1/18.2/1954-55)
  • Bobby Speight (16.9/11.1/1952-53)

Dorn is tied for the 2nd shortest player in NC State history to lead the Wolfpack in both scoring and rebounding.

  • Anthony Grundy – 6’3″
  • Torin Dorn – 6’5″
  • Hawkeye Whitney – 6’5″
  • John Richter – 6’5″

Dorn will be extremely missed on next years squad, but his impact on this team will go on for years to come, because he left an imprint on all the returning players.

That’s the type of legacy Dorn left in Raleigh.

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NC State Men’s Basketball Returns the 8th Most Production in 2020



NC State’s Men’s Basketball team will experience a luxury this year, that they lacked in abundance last year: returning production.

The Wolfpack is returning the 8th most production from last year amongst all of the Power 5 schools.

Power 5 teams with the most returning production

Colorado 94.1%, 50/1 odds to make Final Four
Notre Dame 89%, 75/1
Maryland 83.3%, 6/1
Illinois 81.6%. 25/1
Oklahoma State 76.2%, 75/1
Baylor 76.1%, 10/1
Georgia Tech 73.9%, 250/1
North Carolina State 71.6%, 50/1
Oregon State 71.5%, 75/1
Rutgers 71.4%, 125/1 (BET)

Breakdown of Production Returning in 2020

  • 71% minutes played
  • 73% of points scored
  • 64% of rebounds
  • 80% of assists
  • 74% of steals
  • 67% of blocks
  • 88% of 3-pointers made



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Ken Pomeroy Ranks NC State’s Men’s Basketball Program 38th Since 1997



Ken Pomeroy is a legend in the world of basketball statistical analytics. He’s been doing his thing since 1997, and he recently released his Program Ratings since the beginning, and according to his calculations, the Wolfpack have been the 38th best program in college basketball over the past 22 years. According to the ratings, NC State is the 10th best Men’s Basketball program in the ACC since 1997.

ACC Teams in Ken Pom’s Program Ratings Since 1997

1) Duke
4) UNC
8) Louisville
15) Syracuse
17) Virginia
27) Florida State
29) Notre Dame
31) Miami
35) Pittsburgh
38) NC State
50) Clemson
57) Wake Forest
63) Virginia Tech
65) Georgia Tech
78) Boston College

The Wolfpack’s best season was 2004 (9th), and worst season was 2008 (110th). They have finished in his Top-25 3 times over 22 years.

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Jersey Numbers Assigned to NC State’s New Basketball Players



The NC State Men’s Basketball team will have quite a few new faces this year. Recently each of them received their jersey number.

  • Freshman Guard Dereon Seabron – #1
  • Redshirt Sophomore Forward Atticus Taylor – #3
  • Junior Guard Thomas Allen – #5 (will have to sit out the upcoming season due to transfer rules)
  • Redshirt Freshman Forward Manny Bates – #15 (missed all of last season, but was assigned #12)
  • Graduate Senior Forward Danny Dixon – #21
  • Graduate Senior Forward Pat Andree – #31

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Andy Katz Lists NC State’s Markell Johnson as Honorable Mention for Top-25 College Basketball Players


on’s Andy Katz released his Top-25 College Basketball players heading into the 2019-20 Men’s Basketball seasons, and NC State Senior Point Guard earned Honorable Mention status. Out of the 15 players receiving Honorable Mention, there is no indication of ranking order. With that being said, it is clear that Katz thinks that Johnson is one of the Top-40 players in College Basketball.

25. Isaiah Stewart, Fr., C, Washington

24. Andrew Nembhard, So., G, Florida

23. Ashton Hagans, So., G, Kentucky

22. Ayo Dosunmu, So., G, Illinois

21. Killian Tillie, Sr., F, Gonzaga

20. Xavier Tillman, Jr., F, Michigan State

19. Trevion Williams, So., F, Purdue

18. Jalen Smith, So., F, Maryland

17. Tristan Clark, Jr., F, Baylor

16. Sam Merrill, Sr., G, Utah State

15. Kaleb Wesson, Jr., C, Ohio State

14. Udoka Azubuike, Sr., C, Kansas

13. Jarron Cumberland, Sr., G, Cincinnati

12. Devon Dotson, So., G, Kansas

11. Anthony Edwards, Fr., G, Georgia

10. Lamar Stevens, Sr., F, Penn State

9. Anthony Cowan Jr., Sr., Maryland

8. Tre Jones, So., G, Duke

7. Kerry Blackshear Jr., Sr., Florida

6. Jordan Nwora, Jr., F, Louisville

5. Cole Anthony, Fr., G, North Carolina

4. James Wiseman, Fr., C, Memphis

3. Myles Powell, Sr., G, Seton Hall

2. Markus Howard, Sr., G, Marquette

1. Cassius Winston, Sr., G, Michigan State

Honorable mention: McKinley Wright IV, Jr., G, Colorado; Yoeli Childs, Sr., F, BYU; Kamar Baldwin, Sr., G, Butler; Anthony Lamb, Sr., F, Vermont; Nathan Knight, Sr., C, William & Mary; Zavier Simpson, Sr., G, Michigan; Markell Johnson, Sr., G, NC State; Nico Mannion, Fr., G, Arizona; Davide Moretti, Jr., G, Texas Tech; Jordan Ford, Sr., G, Saint Mary’s; Tres Tinkle, Sr., F, Oregon State; Payton Pritchard, Sr., G, Oregon; Mamadi Diakite, Jr., Virginia; Xavier Sneed, Sr., Kansas State;  Joe Wieskamp, Iowa.


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