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Torin Dorn’s Legacy at NC State

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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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Primetime with the Pack: HIGHLIGHT REEL

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The NC State Men and Women’s Basketball teams put on a show for the fans last night at Primetime with the Pack at Reynold’s Coliseum.

Freshman Dereon Seabron won the dunk contest. Graduate Senior Pat Andree won the three-point contest. Sophomore Jericole Hellems won the skills competition.

The Men’s Basketball team have a “secret” scrimmage against East Carolina tomorrow, and their first Exhibition Game is next Sunday, October 27th, against Mount Olive. The season opener at home against Georgia Tech is on November 5th.

The Women’s Basketball team have an Exhibition Game against Anderson in Reynolds Coliseum on October 31st, and their season opener is on November 6th against North Carolina A&T at home.

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Andy Katz Ranks NC State’s Markell Johnson as the #4 Player in the ACC

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NCAA.com’s Andy Katz released a podcast two days ago previewing the 2019-20 ACC Men’s Basketball season, and he thinks that NC State Senior Point Guard Markell Johnson is the 4th best player in the conference.

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Here’s what Katz had to say about Johnson in the Top-10 breakdown on the podcast.

“He’s a stat stuffer. If NC State goes to the NCAA Tournament, Markell Johnson will lead them. At ACC Media Day told me that he needs to come more out of his shell. He knows that. To be much more demonstrative. Kevin Keatts is putting it on him to become a player like that.” (Katz)

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NC State Being Sued by N&O, WRAL, ABC11 & NY Times

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According to Will Doran of the N&O, the News & Observer, WRAL, ABC11, and the New York Times have filed a lawsuit against NC State for refusing to turn over records related to Dennis Smith Jr. and the NCAA’s investigation into the Men’s Basketball program.

The article claims that for the past two years, the university has been “knowingly and intentionally violating the law by refusing to turn over public records.” Specifically, documentation of electronic communication and phone records have been denied according to the report.

After the release of the article, a spokesperson of the university reached out to Doran last night to inform him that they had “not seen or been served with the lawsuit and would wait to comment until officials have reviewed it.” The spokesperson also had this to say in a statement:

“N.C. State has released thousands of pages of documents and has acted in good faith and transparency throughout the federal and NCAA investigations,” the spokesperson said. “In addition, the university was prepared to release extensive phone records, but that release has been blocked by a temporary court order.” (N&O)

You can read Doran’s article in full here.

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3 NC State Women’s Basketball Players Earn Preseason Honors

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The Blue Ribbon Panel and Head Coaches released their Preseason All-ACC Teams today, and NC State Sophomore Center Elissa Cunane and Senior Guard Aislinn Konig both earned honors.

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Cunane made both teams, while Konig only made the Head Coaches team.

In her first season, Cunane averaged 13.6 points and 6.3 rebounds per game, and was named to the All-ACC Freshman Team. Konig averaged 10.7 points and 3.8 assists per game as a Junior, shooting 40.1% from three-point range. Her 214 career three-pointers ranks 5th in program history, and her 93 three-pointers made last year broke her record from the year before (91) for trifecta’s made in a single season.

NC State has had at least one player earn 1st Team All-ACC honors at seasons end the past three years.

Freshman Guard Jakia Brown-Turner made the Newcomer Watch List for both the Blue Ribbon Panel and the Head Coaches.

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Brown-Turner was a McDonald’s All-American, and the #15 player in the 2019 recruiting class according to ESPN.

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