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Nebraska G Thomas Allen Transfers to NC State

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Nebraska guard Thomas Allen (6’2″/184) is transferring to NC State.

The irony is this is the 2nd time Allen has committed to play basketball at NC State.

Allen originally verbally committed to NC State on October 2nd, 2016, as a member of the Wolfpack’s 2016 class. He was a 4-star prospect out of Garner High School, ranked as the #103 overall player nationally, and the #4 player in the state of North Carolina. Before playing college ball, Allen did prep one year at Brewster Academy, like current NC State signee Jalen Lecque. After Mark Gottfried was fired, Allen decommited, and newly appointed head coach Kevin Keatts granted his release from his letter of intent.

Once he was back on the market, Kansas, Xavier, Creighton, Ole Miss, and Xavier came calling, but he ultimately decided to commit to Nebraska.

Allen played in 32 games as a reserve as a Freshman, averaging 3.2 points in 9.9 minutes per game. This year, he earned a starting role, getting the starting nod in 25 of the 29 games he played in. Allen averaged 8.7 points, shooting 36.4% from beyond the arch as a Sophomore.

He decommitted from NC State after Gottfried was fired, and he decided to transfer from Nebraska after head coach Tim Miles was fired two weeks ago.

Unless granted a waiver, Allen will have to sit out next season, and then have two years of eligibility remaining. According to Joe Giglio of the N&O, he is expecting to have to sit a year.

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The NEW & HUGE Video Board at PNC Arena has been Raised!

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Back in the Spring, news broke that a new video board was going to be hung up in PNC Arena before NC State’s upcoming Men’s Basketball season, and today we got our first look at it raised up in the rafters.

The video board is a whopping 4,000 square feet hanging in the air.

That’s 180% larger than the old one.

 

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Tip-Off Times Set for Most of NC State’s 2019-20 ACC Slate

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The NC State Men’s Basketball schedule was released last Thursday, but the tip-off times for all but one of their ACC games now have been revealed.

The only ACC game we don’t know the tip-off time for is the game at Wake Forest on December 7th.

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Katz Projects NC State as a #10 Seed in the 2020 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament 50 Days Out

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We are 50 days out from the start of the 2019-20 College Men’s Basketball season, and NCAA.com’s Andy Katz released an early Bracketology, projecting that NC State will be a #10 seed in the 2020 NCAA Tournament, playing St. Mary’s in the 1st Round.

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Athlon Predicts NC State’s Men’s Basketball Team to Finish 5th in ACC in 2019-20

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Athlon released their 2019-20 College Basketball preview, and they predict that NC State’s Men’s Basketball team will finish 5th in the ACC this season.

  1. Duke
  2. Louisville
  3. UNC
  4. UVA
  5. NC State
  6. FSU
  7. Notre Dame
  8. Miami
  9. Syracuse
  10. Georgia Tech
  11. Clemson
  12. Boston College
  13. Wake Forest
  14. Pittsburgh
  15. Virginia Tech

Here’s a rundown of what they had to say about the Wolfpack.

  • Returning 6 of top 7 scorers from last year
  • Redshirt Junior D.J. Funderburk needs to rebound more consistently, and stay out of foul trouble.
  • The version of Senior Markell Johnson that finished the season will be needed for NC State to get back to the NCAA Tournament.
    • Needs to be a consistent leader and scorer.
  • Junior Braxton Beverly needs to figure out a way to run more hot than cold.
  • Consistency from Redshirt Junior Devon Daniels would go a long way.
  • Team should be back in the NCAA Tournament.
  • With a reloading year for Duke, UVA and UNC, Keatts will get few opportunities like this one.

Pick up your own copy of Athlon’s 2019 College Basketball Preview at your local store.

 

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