It is hard for me to stay on top of the performances of all of the ACC Basketball teams so early in the season. So, I like to have a little help setting the table on early season developments to get prepared for conference play.
Rush The Court has five ACC articles for you today if you want to do a little reading that will include the Fayetteville Observer’s article on NC State.
Richard Howell may be the most important player on NC Stateâ€™s roster this season. Heâ€™s definitely not the most talented, but the senior consistently outworks everyone on the floor. Most people expected Lorenzo Brown or CJ Leslie to take the helm of this Wolfpack team, but Howell has been the guy who refuses to quit â€” heâ€™s the guy that sparks the team and steps up in the big moments. This isnâ€™t to say Howell is perfect, as he still attracts fouls at an alarming rate and lacks the polish to really be an offensive centerpiece. But heâ€™s the type of guy who could bring the talented freshmen into the fold and build on the success Mark Gottfriedâ€™s team had to end last season.
This link will take you to an ACC Blogger’s view of the current power rankings in the conference. I share this more because of the background information that you can glean from the capsules than because I agree with the power rankings (that I find to be a little inconsistent).
Lastly, please jump into some current NC State sports conversations by spending a moment on our message forums linked here.