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Clemson PG Brevin Galloway says he loves playing NC State, calls them undisciplined, says they play AAU ball

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Ouch.

Clemson’s senior PG Brevin Galloway went in on NC State in a recent Tik Tok video, explaining that in his view, he loves playing the Wolfpack because he feels like they play out of control and are ‘just hooping’ and ‘not going to play disciplined.’

But c’mon. where does some middle-of-the-road PG who didn’t even make the tournament get off talking about the Pack like that?

Oh, he was the lead guard of the team that beat NC State 3 times by a sum total of 65 points? Oh.

I know Pack fans and especially the NC State staff might scoff at Galloway’s comments, and his delivery is pretty harsh, but I think we all know that there is some truth to his statement.

As you know, I think Keatts can end up getting it done at NC State, but the discipline and focus on the little things, the intricacies of the game, need to be cleaned up. State does play hard, but putting some reigns on this offseason would go a long way in turning a talented team into a winning team.

A pasta eatin', Wolfpack lovin' loudmouth from Raleigh by way of New Jersey. Jimmy V and Chuck Amato fanboy. All opinions are my own and you're gonna hear'em.

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Dof87
Dof87
1 year ago

Backingthepack has a good “4000 words” explanation of KK’s offense. Good reading for those that just see ‘one on one’ and don’t understand what is being run, the challenges of operating without an athletic offensive big man, or why assists were so low this year.

wolfpack74
wolfpack74
1 year ago
Reply to  Dof87

It is still pick and roll and the guard drives and shoot or pulls up for a three. That exactly why KK can’t keep small or power forwards from moving on each year. Take a look at CUSA where players stay together. FAU in the final NCAA four and UAB and North Texas battling for the NIT championship.

Dof87
Dof87
1 year ago
Reply to  wolfpack74

How many starting forwards have transferred from KK’s NCSU teams? Are you saying its a long list? How many have done a lot better after transferring?

Last edited 1 year ago by Dof87
wolfpack74
wolfpack74
1 year ago
Reply to  Dof87

Starting or the potential to start, Steere, Clark, Gantt, Dowuona, Farrar, Hicks, Taylor, Bates, and Kapita.

Dof87
Dof87
1 year ago
Reply to  wolfpack74

Ebe is really a center in KK’s system, as clearly was Bates. Kapita was a Gott player. The short list of others demonstrate my point, prior to this year no real significant forward losses from a KK team. And both Gantt and Clark seemed to stay injured way too much, which hurt us 2 years in a row.

wolfpack74
wolfpack74
1 year ago
Reply to  Dof87

That’s because he can’t recruit forwards because he can’t coach them up. Therefore, we will always be a potential bubble team and a one and done with KK.

wolfpack74
wolfpack74
1 year ago
Reply to  Dof87

If by transferring they have not improved their situation, KK needs to highlight this more and change the style from a guard focused team to a team focused team.

Dof87
Dof87
1 year ago
Reply to  wolfpack74

BTW, both San Diego State and FAU had three transfers out and two transfers in last year. 2 of Miami’s key players (Omier and Pack) are players that transferred in this season, plus Jordan Miller who transferred in the year prior.

Last edited 1 year ago by Dof87
wolfpack74
wolfpack74
1 year ago
Reply to  Dof87

We have had tons of players transfer out and in. I was referring to a position that we dearly need to be filled with stability not volatility.

Papajohn
Papajohn
1 year ago

I really hate that you guys felt the need to repeat this. It’s just some kid trash talking to get his face out on social media, and reposting just encourages him. Can’t you think of anything else to talk about? Sure, there’s some truth there, but the style he’s criticizing beat Miami, UNC, and Louisville – who beat Clemson. BTW, that’s the same Louisville that won only two conference games, the other one against the second worst team in the ACC (GT). Plus, worst of all, Clemson lost to (Q4 , KP#237) Morehead State in the first round of the… Read more »

Inhoc...
Inhoc...
1 year ago
Reply to  Papajohn

Yeah, but he’s not wrong though.

Lots of AAU type of ball on display, which is a stark comparison to a UVA (whom I know KK has beat too). But more discipline and less “AAU Ball” would probably be good for this team.

Not saying they need a complete overhaul…

Dof87
Dof87
1 year ago

Which team made the NCAAT again? Who beat a current final four team? Who had the discipline to not let yourself get beat by Quad 4 teams? First round NIT loss at home, while we battled a top tier Creighton team and had our chances late. I get they are butthurt so that’s all well and good. And yes, NC State does allow more chaos and one on one battles on offense. But offense wasn’t our problem against Clemson, our defensive matchups were really bad and they took great advantage of our lack of athleticism and quickness at the 5… Read more »

wolfpack74
wolfpack74
1 year ago
Reply to  Dof87

When you get beat by 30 it’s more than a heavy 5 spot. It’s obvious if we were not hitting 3 at a high rate, we could not contend with anyone. This is KK style which sucks. How long are we going to put up with it is the real question?

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Power Forward Ernest Ross announced this morning that he is returning to NC State for his final year of eligibility.

 

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Last Friday, Ross committed to UTSA after entering the Transfer Portal on April 17th, but it looks like he had a change of heart over the past couple of days.

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