Wolfpack Hoops ‘Not Hot’ (Not Really)

ESPN.com has listed NC State Hoops as “Not Hot”.

(sarcasm) Somebody pull ESPN’s press passes and let’s disregard everything that they sayor don’t say…from this point forward. Obviously, they have a personal problem with Herb Sendek because of his personality and cannot be trusted!!

(realism) I don’t think ESPN was really indicting the Wolfpack’s program as much as it may seem. They were forced to find another “State” on the “Not Hot” side of things to balance the “Hot” that they wanted to run. NC State would have been the obvious choice since (a) there aren’t that many ‘States’ in the country, and (b) we did lose Julius Hodge last year.

Not much too it…but, I am expecting a letter from our Athletics Director any day to remedy the situation.

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9 Responses to Wolfpack Hoops ‘Not Hot’ (Not Really)

  1. Mr. O 11/15/2005 at 2:02 PM #

    We return as much of our scoring, rebounding, assists, steals and blocked shots as any team in the ACC except for possibly Duke. We have 6 good young players to replace the 1 good player we lost and the 1 marginal player we lost.

  2. Sacco 11/15/2005 at 7:40 PM #

    We lost Hodge, Watkins and Collins. That’s three.

  3. Mr. O 11/16/2005 at 8:15 AM #

    Levi Watkins averaged 3.9 points and 1.4 rebounds. We essentially already replaced him last year after he got hurt.

    Collins averaged 6.6 points and 2.4 rebounds.

    Combined, they accounted for 14% of our scoring and 11% of our rebounding.

    The good player I mentioned was Julius Hodge. The marginal player I mentioned was Jordan Collins. I didn’t even bother with Levi Watkins because we lost him for the last half of the season anyways and made the Sweet 16 without him.

    Between Brackman, Simmons, Grant, and the 3 freshmen we have the talent and numbers to make up for our losses.

    Returning stats:
    68% of our rebounds
    63% of our scoring

    Our freshmen class last year was responsible for:
    20% of our scoring
    24% of our rebounds

    I certainly think these numbers will go up considerably considering the talent of Cedric, Gavin and Brackman.

  4. st0rmin 11/16/2005 at 8:37 AM #

    Give me Nate McMillan (PG), R. Monroe (SG), Thompson (SF), Carr (PF) and Tommy (C) with Hodge and Lowe as my sixth and seventh and lets go!

  5. Jeff 11/16/2005 at 11:01 AM #

    ^ Wrong entry, Stormin!! 🙂

    Mr. O…. super statistics!! We will definitely want to memorialize your research in an entry.

    It does feel quite hypocritical to give so much credit for one win (vs UConn) to get the Sweet 16 and then discount what we have returning when we have almost every key cog (and MORE) back on the roster.

  6. SaccoV 11/17/2005 at 6:57 AM #

    Though I agree that Watkins numbers were marginal, I think having three seniors on your squad definitely helps in the leadership department and Levi, because of injury, never reached his full potential at NC State. Yes, we return the balance of our scoring and rebounding, but this team needs to improve its defense (teams shot .432 against us in conference play) and rebounding (no State player was in the top ten in Offensive or Defensive rebounding last year). Levi could hit some outside shots and rebound, along with Collins. Having those two gone hurts because they both knew their roles as seniors and as role players and fit comfortably OUTSIDE the spotlight covering Jules. Those two will be missed.

  7. Jeff 11/17/2005 at 2:34 PM #

    I don’t know how Levi helped us (no matter what year he was) if he didn’t play.

  8. Mr. O 11/18/2005 at 9:12 AM #

    With Evitmov, Bennerman, Atsur, and Bethel I think we are in good shape with the leadership. We have 3 very experienced sophmores too.

    Levi essentially was a non-factor on the court.

  9. Leadership Training 02/27/2006 at 1:44 PM #

    Can I subscribe to this blogs feed? Samuel in Tampa

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