Former NC State All-American Shortstop Trea Turner broke the index finger on his throwing hand on a bunt attempt last night in the 1st inning, ruling him out indefinitely.
“It’s never fun,” Turner said. “Doesn’t matter if it’s the first game or the last game of the year — injuries aren’t fun. Takes you out of the lineup, takes you out of the game and you just want to be out there competing. Not fun, but it is what it is.”
“I couldn’t move it,” Turner said. “I’ve never had anything dislocated, so I figured that’s what it was. I think it might have been a combination of that. Also, with a break, I’m not really sure, but I couldn’t move it, so I knew something wasn’t good.”MLB
Turner was off to a blazing start in 2019, batting .357 with 2 home runs, 4 RBI’s, 4 runs, and 4 stolen bases in 3 games.
This is a huge loss for the Nationals. With the exodus of Bryce Harper, Turner is an anchor in Washington’s lineup. To pour salt in the wound, the Nats opponent last night was Harper’s Phillies, who defeated them 8-2.
Phoenix Suns Trade TJ Warren to the Indiana Pacers
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.
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.
Philip Rivers Tied for 2nd Best Odds to Win 2019 NFL MVP
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.
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.
TJ Warren, Terry Henderson & Malik Abu Invade Local Summer League
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.
Will Wilson Signs Contract with Los Angeles Angels
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.LA Times
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.