Sidney Lowe said in a press conference today that he hasn’t spoken with NC State player Brandon Costner about about leaving the team.
“That wasn’t something I wanted to get involved in right now,” [Sidney Lowe] said. “We want him to concentrate on doing the best he can for N.C. State right now, and then we will sit down and talk about it.
“As an organization and program, we have to prepare for both. But right now it’s something we don’t want to talk about. We know it’s there but we haven’t discussed it.”
Last week SFN linked to an interview of Brandon Costner from a website called “Northstar Basketball Blog”. The interview was done done last summer but not posted on the blog until last month. It can be seen by clicking here.
The following was the set up to the interview:
The talented redshirt junior was at the Steve Nash Skills Academy “just hanging out” because he was “home for a couple of weeks [and] knew a lot of the guys there, so [he] just wanted to stop by and say ‘what’s up’.” The ACC star said, “It’s nice to enjoy. I’m a fan as much as I am a basketball player, and I’m a fan of all those guys [who participated in the event], so it’s nice to come and workout.” Brandon told me this when I spoke to him during the college players’ workout time, a session that included coaching from Steve Nash himself. I also discussed much more with Costner, such as his game, his time at NC State, and his future.
The “Q&A” format of the blog entry would infer that the answers given by Costner were direct quotes…but, no quotations are included in the Q&A part of the interview.
The N&O’s ACCNow posted an entry on this topic as a follow-up to the UNC-CH game this weekend.
N.C. State forward Brandon Costner said he has not decided whether he will return for his senior season despite an Internet report that indicates he is leaving.
A junior who redshirted when he was a freshman, Costner said the interview for Northstar Basketball Blog was done last summer.
“I definitely didn’t definitively say I’m leaving,” Costner said. “Just another one of those crazy Internet rumors that goes around about me. I’d rather people just shut up and stop making up stuff.”
I am guessing that this passes the smell test for at least two or three readers out there.
For the record, here’s exactly what was said:
NB: You don’t plan on doing a grad school year and playing your senior season [of eligibility]?