Tuesday, January 18, 2011

N.C. State's Lowe looking for a leader

RALEIGH - N.C. State coach Sidney Lowe had a conversation about leadership with senior forward Tracy Smith on Tuesday morning.

Lowe said the Wolfpack isn't getting enough leadership on the floor from his players. He said for some reason, a lot of players these days are hesitant to speak up with their teammates.

"He understood what I was talking about," Lowe said of Smith, "so we'll see."

Heading into Wednesday night's home game against No. 4-ranked Duke, N.C. State has limited options for leadership on the floor. Three of the starters in the most recent game at Florida State - C.J. Leslie, Lorenzo Brown and Ryan Harrow - were freshmen.

That limits their leadership ability, according to Lowe.

"As a freshman, you just want those guys going out and playing as hard as they can, as smart as they can, and helping the team win," Lowe said.

Smith, then, as a senior who's the team's leading scorer, may have to speak up even if he is naturally more soft spoken.

"We still haven't had that to where I think we need it," Lowe said of the team's leadership. "We still need someone to do that. Right now it's me."

Ken Tysiac


Anonymous said...

Hey Lowe - You ARE the leader. Maybe that's the problem.

Anonymous said...

If you don't find a leader soon. You are going to be looking for a Job!!