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Chucky Brown Named Head Coach at West Johnston

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Former NC State basketball player Chucky Brown has been named the head coach at West Johnston High School.

“I think that you play so long and you’ve seen so much you want to share it with younger people,” Brown said. “Why not now? I don’t know how much longer I’m going to be here. I might as well do some good while I’m here.”

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“I’m very excited to be here,” Brown said. “I’m excited to be a part of this team now. I’ve always been a part of a team and always been known as a good team player. I’m excited to work with these young men.”

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Brown earned 1st Team All-ACC honors in 1989, and ranks 25th all-time in scoring (1,357). He led the Wolfpack in scoring in 1987-88 (16.6) and led the team in rebounding in 1988-89 (8.8). Brown ranks 3rd all-time in Career Field Goal Percentage (55.7%). He was a part of the last Wolfpack team to win the ACC Tournament (1987).

He went on to be drafted by the Cavs in the 2nd round of the 1989 NBA Draft, with the 43rd overall pick. Brown went on to spend 13 years in the NBA, tying Tom Gugliotta for the most by a former NC State player. He won an NBA Championship with the Rockets in 1995.

Brown has some experience coaching. He was an assistant coach for the Roanoke Dazzle from 2004-06 (NBA D-League), and the Los Angeles D-Fenders from 2006-09 (NBA G-League).

He went on to serve as the head coach for the D-Fenders for the 2019-10 season.

Honestly, Brown is walking into a situation with West Johnston that can only go up. Last season West Johnston was 2-23 overall, and 0-10 in conference. Their last winning season was 2009-10.

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Phoenix Suns Trade TJ Warren to the Indiana Pacers

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Former NC State ACC Player of the Year TJ Warren was traded by the Phoenix Suns to the Indiana Pacers prior to last nights NBA Draft.

Rumors were swirling that the Suns could be moving Warren to clear cap space, and the Mavericks, Magic, Spurs, Pacers, and Pistons all reached out.

Warren still has 3-years and $35 million left on his current contract. The Suns inked a 4-year extension worth $50 million in 2017.

Here’s the remainder of the contract the Pacers are inheriting.

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Last year was Warren’s 5th year in the league, and he averaged 18.0 points per game (2nd best), and a career best 42.8% from three-point land.

The Pacers are getting a deal.

Warren will have the privilege of being coached by former NC State Guard Nate McMillan.

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Philip Rivers Tied for 2nd Best Odds to Win 2019 NFL MVP

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Football season is creeping up on us, and Vegas is itching for people to chuck money their way. According to some very early betting lines, NC State legend, Los Angeles Chargers Quarterback Philip Rivers is tied for the 2nd best odds to win the 2019 NFL MVP Award.

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At the age of 36, Rivers’ QB Rating of 105.5, 32 touchdowns, and 68.5% completion percentage, were all tied for the 2nd best marks of his 15 year career.

Last year Rivers ranked 8th in Completion Percentage (68.3%), 8th in passing yards (4,308), 6th in passing touchdowns (32), and 5th in QB Rating (105.5).

Rivers led the Chargers to a 12-4 record last year.

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TJ Warren, Terry Henderson & Malik Abu Invade Local Summer League

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The Ultimate Basketball Association, a local Pro-Am League, is currently in session, and 3 former NC State players have come back to the Triangle to show out.

TJ Warren is on a team with Terry Henderson, and in the video below, the two of them face off against Malik Abu’s squad.

Compliments to the Hoop State Network for the video released Monday.

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Will Wilson Signs Contract with Los Angeles Angels

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Former NC State Shortstop Will Wilson has officially signed his contract with the Los Angeles Angels after being taken 15th overall in the 2019 MLB Draft.

The shortstop from North Carolina State will receive an under-slot bonus of $3.4 million, said a club official who was not authorized to publicly comment. The value of the 15th pick with which the Angels chose Wilson was $3,885,800.

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Wilson became the first player in NC State history to earn ACC Defensive Player of the Year honors this year, and also has picked up All-American honors.

It was fitting that Wilson was in attendance at the Angels game tonight, making an appearance on the big screen.

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