CJ Leslie & Will Privette On The Today Show

CJ Leslie & wheelchair court-stormer Will Privette were on NBC’s The Today Show this morning.

Here is a link to the story & video.

And here is the video:

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18 Responses to CJ Leslie & Will Privette On The Today Show

  1. ryebread 01/15/2013 at 10:04 AM #

    Say what you may, but the way this has played out makes Leslie one of the all time greats at NC State. I really hope he finishes the season strong, makes the All American team so we can hang his name in the rafters.

  2. Sweet jumper 01/15/2013 at 10:23 AM #

    We have witnessed the maturation of CJ over the last several years. He is now a grown man. Great job CJ, and thanks to Will for being at every game pulling for the Pack. Go Pack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  3. PackFamily 01/15/2013 at 10:29 AM #

    Greatest. Storyline. Ever!

    These are the kind of people that go to NC State.

    Will is fearless. CJ is a good Samaritan

  4. Pack78 01/15/2013 at 11:03 AM #

    Great story highlighting two quality people-more good press for the Pack!

  5. Prowling Woofie 01/15/2013 at 11:21 AM #

    Just awesome.

    Good for Will !

    Great for Calvin !

  6. apollocreed 01/15/2013 at 11:25 AM #

    “I say CJ, that was the play of the game” LOL, horrible line!

  7. ncsu1987 01/15/2013 at 11:52 AM #

    These guys are representing the university so well. Such a complete transformation from a public perspective for Mr. Leslie. You just can’t buy this kind of exposure. Well done!

  8. JohnGalt78 01/15/2013 at 11:53 AM #

    Calvin, my man! Way to block out and scoop up that loose Privette!

  9. WolftownVA81 01/15/2013 at 11:59 AM #

    Watched it this morning. Great story and two great representatives of NCSU. This put a punctuation mark on a great if not “Classic” game. Whether the game was classic or not might be in dispute, this ending was without a doubt. So proud to be a State grad. Go Pack.

  10. MrPlywood 01/15/2013 at 12:45 PM #


  11. state73 01/15/2013 at 12:52 PM #

    It has been awesome to watch CJL grow up both as a person and a basketball player. I am so proud that both these young men chose NC STATE!

  12. fullmoon1 01/15/2013 at 1:11 PM #

    She did call him CG once. Ugh. Other than that it was a good piece.

  13. oceanman 01/15/2013 at 1:17 PM #

    It is so great to see State, its students and athletes getting such great positive exposure. Agree, these are the kind of people that go to State. “This is our State”
    My daughter was on the floor and she said that is was the greatest experience of her life. We can be very proud of all the young people, both students and student athletes that represent NCSU. You are great.

  14. JeremyH 01/15/2013 at 2:19 PM #

    “Will, has this event improved your sex life?”

    “What do you think, Matt?”

    “CJ, What about you?”

    “Yes, Matt, but so there is no confusion, only after I put Will back in his wheelchair..”

  15. vtpackfan 01/15/2013 at 2:49 PM #

    Crazy, crazy story. When you look back and realize that the PNC staff got him in position to be there and it was the Student Body Prez pushing from behind it shouldn’t take much imagination to realize this could have played out much differently in a negative sense.

    Kudos to Calvin, he reacted in a way that exemplifies the kind of student athlete you would love to be at your University. I also think a lot of credit, not all, but more then is sometime given, to Coach Gottfried and the staff for continually pushing CJ to be a leader and high character young man.

  16. nav 01/15/2013 at 8:51 PM #

    This story represents anti-nc state shit. Like many have said, this story may have ended in a disaster. Plus, Purvis was also on the ground for a short tine and could have gotten injured.

  17. Wufpacker 01/15/2013 at 10:48 PM #


    Well done by both.

    And hopefully…more to come.

  18. Trey Anastasio 01/16/2013 at 4:22 AM #

    CJ Leslie wasn’t satisfied just scoring 25pts, beating the #1 and undefeated rival Blue Devils..he had to rescue a student in a wheelchair taboot!!!

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