Monday, April 25, 2011

Leslie staying at N.C. State

N.C. State forward C.J. Leslie has told the Wolfpack's coaches that he did not petition the NBA for inclusion in this summer's draft as an early-entry candidate, team spokeswoman Annabelle Myers said this afternoon.

The deadline for underclassmen to enter the draft was 11:59 p.m. on Sunday.

Leslie, who's from Holly Springs and played for Word of God Academy in high school, was named to the ACC all-freshman team last season. He led the Wolfpack in rebounding (7.2 rpg) and was second in scoring (11.0 ppg) only to senior Tracy Smith as N.C. State finished 15-16 in coach Sidney Lowe's final season.

After the April 5 news conference to announce the hiring of coach Mark Gottfried, Leslie said he wanted to get to know Gottfried better before deciding whether to enter the draft. A 6-foot-8 forward, Leslie joins Lorenzo Brown and Scott Wood to give N.C. State three returning starters in Gottfried's first season.

Ken Tysiac


Anonymous said...

C.J. LESBAD is back. Bobby Lose will coach'em up

Anonymous said...

real clever.

Michael Procton said...

Umm...should we be surprised? 11-7 for a bad State team hardly screams lotto pick.