We’ve been really humming here at SFN the last few weeks as there is an awful lot of NC State Basketball news out there for a team that failed to make the NCAA Tournament. (We hope that you are passing the word to all of your friends that they need to be visiting us more often!)
- This entry looks at the 2009-2010 Wolfpack
- This entry highlights a lot of the roster changes and includes some fantastic analysis and conversation.
It was announced yesterday that Seth Curry, the nation’s #1 scoring freshman and Stephon Curry’s brother, plans to transfer from Liberty to seek a school where he can compete at a higher level. Rush The Court has all that you need on the topic including some interesting analysis.
After being lightly recruited out of high school (when will scouts and college coaches learn), Curry led all freshman in scoring at 20.2 PPG. Curry has not listed any of his potential choices and college coaches are not allowed to comment on potential transfers so at the very least Seth will keep college basketball message boards abuzz for the next couple of weeks.
When you read the entry you will see the news that it appears Curry may be ACC-bound.
Any guesses on where he is headed? There are a couple interesting potential legacy destinations: Davidson (replace his brother) or Virginia Tech (his father’s alma mater–helping Seth Greenberg save some face and get in the NCAA tournament, but that bridge may have been burned). Or will Seth go to another big-name program? There are plenty of other programs that could use a guy who averaged over 20 PPG as a freshman and averaged 25 PPG on 55% FG in 2 games against ACC opponents (Clemson and Virginia) this year. I would think he would want to stay relatively close to home (Charlotte area) and be in a starring role at a place where he could take over in a year so I would think that would exclude a place like UNC or Duke, but I could see him at Wake Forest or NC State (potentially saving Sidney Lowe’s job) particularly since all of their current stars leaving by then.
RTC says the following more specifically about NC State’s program:
NC State: This would be fairly close to home and at a big-name program albeit one that has fallen a few notches since they let Herb Sendek go. This would have to be a huge addition for a program that has fallen to the #4 program in the state (possibly lower) and could save Lowe’s job.
I haven’t had any time to analyze Curry’s potential fit with the Wolfpack’s roster, although on the surface I think I would be very pleased with a de facto recruiting class in 2010 of Ryan Harrow, CJ Leslie and Seth Curry. Suddenly the Wolfpack’s roster would be very well balanced with skilled players at almost every position and the only glaring hole potentially being the need for a tall athletic wing forward (that may end up being Richard Howell if he expands his game).
JUST FOR FUN, here is how the Wolfpack’s roster COULD look:
JUST FOR FUN Projected 2010-2011 NC State Basketball Roster
(1) Javi Gonzalez (PG)
(2) Tracy Smith (4F)
(13) Open scholarship for JUCO post player in 2009 or for 2010 freshman
(3) Johnny Thomas (Wing)
(4) Julius Mays (PG/SG)
(5) CJ Williams (Wing)
(6) Scott Wood (Wing)
(7) Lorenzo Brown (PG/SG)
(8) Richard Howell (PF)
(9) Josh Davis (WF)
(10) Seth Curry (SG) [Projection for fun]
(11) Ryan Harrow (PG)
(12) CJ Leslie (PF) (hopeful)
(13) Open scholarship for 2010 or for use for JUCO post player in 2009