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NC State’s 2023 Transfer Class Ranks 3rd Nationally

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NC State has dominated the Transfer Portal this offseason. Their 4-man transfer class ranks 3rd nationally according to 247Sports.

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Guards DJ Horne (Arizona State), Jayden Taylor (Butler), MJ Rice (Kansas) are all rated as 4-star prospects in the Transfer Portal, and Center Ben Middlebrooks (Clemson) has 3 stars.

ON3 ranks the Wolfpack’s 2023 Transfer Class 4th nationally.

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Papajohn
Papajohn
1 year ago

Dusan is transferring. Seems likely he and the coaching staff had this in mind all along, just waiting for the medical redshirt.
Best of luck to him.
Makes that big man from Missou seem like the obvious next target.

Dof87
Dof87
1 year ago
Reply to  Papajohn

Yes, best of luck to Dusan. I enjoyed his play while it lasted. I’m not sure who would pick him up with his injury, but maybe a school that finds themselves with an extra scholly near end of portal season might throw him a bone. I suppose he still might be able to sit out a year then play the following, but he’s getting a bit old for that.

Papajohn
Papajohn
1 year ago
Reply to  Dof87

I thought the same thing, who would use a scholarship on him? He’d be brought in for depth and insurance, I suppose.

Dof87
Dof87
1 year ago

Congrats to women’s tennis for beating the evil ones and winning the ACC Championship.

Papajohn
Papajohn
1 year ago

Looking at the potential lineup … With Dusan’s redshirt getting approved, we have 13 committed scholarship players. Maybe we try to finagle another player, maybe not. Only time will tell. but if these are our guys. Probable DAY ONE starting lineup: (all transfers) PG Horne SG Taylor SF Morsell PF Rice C Burns Experience – Two grads, a SR, a JR, and a 5 star SO Talent – Horne, Taylor, Rice classified as 4 star transfers this season, Burns and Morsell are also 4 star players Depth – I’ll bet we play 13 guys often before Christmas PG Pass should… Read more »

Dof87
Dof87
1 year ago
Reply to  Papajohn

I”m happy for Dusan. I still wonder about the NIL/Walk-on possibilities vs taking a scholly. It may all just be rumor/conjecture. But while he is allowed to play, he still may not be 100% when the season starts.

As we stand today, we’ve got a pretty nicely loaded team. So maybe its all done?

Papajohn
Papajohn
1 year ago

Dusan’s medical redshirt was approved!!! Great news

Papajohn
Papajohn
1 year ago

The proof will obviously be in the on court performance, but I think we can feel good that we’ve gotten higher quality players from the portal this year than last. And so, expectations should reasonably be higher. PI lists the transfer rankings above, based on their performance at their previous schools which is probably the best gauge of expectations. However, if you look at a couple of other metrics: Comparing HS rankings (using the 247 site), last season’s class was Clark (2 star, #508), Joiner and Mahorcic had no ranking, Burns was the highlight. (4 stars, #108) Burns and Clark… Read more »

Dof87
Dof87
1 year ago

Let’s get Bradley and lock up the top spot.

wolfpack74
wolfpack74
1 year ago
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We are down to fifth place.

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NC State & Kansas Will Play a Home-and-Home Series Over the Next 2 Seasons in Men’s Basketball

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According to Matt Norlander, NC State and Kansas have agreed to play in a home-and-home series over the next two seasons in Men’s Basketball.

The Wolfpack have played the Jayhawks 13 times in a series that date backs to 1958-59, with Kansas winning 12 of them. NC State’s lone victory over Kansas was in the first game ever played between the two on December 20th, 1958. The 4th ranked Wolfpack won 66-63 in the Dixie Classic in Reynolds Coliseum.

The last time the two teams faced one another was in 2022-23, when the #3 Jayhawks defeated the Wolfpack 80-74 in the Battle for Atlantis on November 23, 2022.

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NC State is Adding UMASS’ Brett Nelson as an Assistant Coach

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According to reports, NC State is adding UMASS’ Brett Nelson as an Assistant Coach.

Nelson was only at UMASS for 1 season under Frank Martin. Prior to that, Nelson was the Head Coach at Holy Cross for 4 seasons, posting a 27-84 record.

Prior to taking the Head Coaching mantle at Holy Cross, Nelson was at Marquette for 5 seasons, spending the first 3 as an Assistant Coach, and the final two as an Associate Head Coach. Prior to Marquette, Nelson also served as an Assistant Coach at Ball St., Drake, Arkansas and Marshall.

Before coaching basketball, Nelson played for the University of Florida from 1999-2003. He was All-SEC twice, and earned Third Team All-American honors. When he left Gainesville, he was the Gators’ all-time leader in three pointers made, and ranked 2nd in steals.

As a Senior in High School, Nelson was a McDonald’s All-American.

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Ernest Ross Announces He is Returning to NC State

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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.

NC State has been in desperate need to add a Big out of the Portal. They have hosted ECU’s Ezra Ausar and Georgia’s Frank Anselem-Ibe, but neither of them have found a home yet. With the addition of Ross, NC State has added depth in the Frontcourt, and unless something changes, their roster is full with 13 scholarship players.

Ross played in 14 games this past season, averaging 3.4 minutes per contest. After playing in 34 games last season, averaging 11.4 minutes per contest, Ross saw his participation dip to a career low this season, but that didn’t for a second break his infectious personality. On the sideline, you could count on Ross every single game to be the heart and soul of the Wolfpack on the bench. To watch a player who played as little as he did, care as much as he did, makes me super proud that this young man represented NC State so well.

Ross was a consensus 4-star player in NC State’s 2021 recruiting class, with 247Sports ranking him as the #60 overall player nationally. ESPN ranked him as the #5 overall player in the state of Florida.

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A Matchup Between NC State & Marquette Next Season Might be in the Works

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According to NCAA.com’s Andy Katz, a matchup between NC State and Marquette next season might be in the works.

This past year, the Wolfpack defeated the Golden Eagles 67-58 in the Sweet 16 of the 2024 NCAA Tournament.

NC State and Marquette have played one another 6 times overall, with the Wolfpack holding a 4-2 lead in the series, winning the past two matchups.

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