Expectations getting high but rightfully so in my opinion. I feel NCSU has the best guard, forward and shooter in the conference. The ACC coaches feel the same way.
With four starters back and three McDonald’s All-Americans added to the mix, N.C. State is getting the most offseason buzz of any ACC team heading into this year.
Leslie, who averaged 14.7 points and 7.3 rebounds last season, playing his best basketball toward the end of the year, is the coaches’ preseason player of the year pick, and Purvis earned preseason rookie of the year recognition.
Brown, Leslie, Duke forward Mason Plumlee, UNC forward James Michael McAdoo and Florida State guard Michael Snaer make up the coaches’ preseason All-ACC team.