At Dennis Smith Jr. introductory news conference Friday, June 23 with the Dallas Mavericks, he was asked a question about his defense. In response, he said “I want to learn exactly how to play defense.”
Former N.C. State point guard Dennis Smith Jr. is expected to be a lottery pick in Thursday night’s NBA Draft. The last first-rounder from N.C. State was T.J. Warren, picked 14th in 2014 by the Phoenix Suns.
Former NC State football head coach Chuck Amato spoke to the Durham Sports Club on June 21, 2017, showing no bitterness about how his alma mater handled his exit and getting emotional as he reflected on what NC State means to him.
Dennis Smith Jr. admits he "definitely has a chip on my shoulder," which might be one of his strongest attributes entering this NBA Draft. The 6-foot-3 point guard out of NC State has been linked to the New York Knicks, who own the No. 8 pick in Thursday's draft, and to the Dallas Mavericks, who pick next at No. 9.
The 6-foot former Maryland Terrapins guard has transferred to NC State as a red-shirt junior and graduate student, and will have two years of eligibility remaining. She will be eligible immediately for the 2017-18 season.
NC State football and track star Nyheim Hines has been on the run since the end of NC State’s football season. The former Garner High star competed in both the ACC indoor and outdoor track championships and went through spring drills with the Wolfpack football team.
Carlos Rodon, who was sidelined by bursitis in his left biceps since March 19, struck out six Mudcats but allowed four hits and five earned runs in a 6-3 loss for the Winston-Salem Dash, the single-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.
There are portions of the NC State Wolfpack fan base convinced their athletic program — at least in football, basketball and baseball — is cursed or jinxed. They have their reasons, some even well-founded.Some fans are willing to add the difficult 10-5 season-ending loss to the Kentucky Wildcats in the Lexington baseball regional final — the third at the same stage in as many years — to the conspiracy fire.
NC State and Kentucky play again June 5, 2017 at 7 p.m. with the winner advancing to the super regionals of the NCAA baseball tournament. North Carolina was eliminated June 4, 2017 night when it lost 2-1 to Davidson. Watch tonight’s game on ESPN3.
The Wolfpack fell 8-6 to Kentucky on Sunday at Cliff Hagan Stadium after a four-run sixth inning for the Wildcats became the pivotal frame. Though less drama surrounds N.C. State this year than last year’s Elliott Avent ejection and the Fort Worth Regional two seasons ago, the trend still holds water until the Wolfpack can advance to the Super Regional.