Included in things that I never thought I would say was the phrase, “Go Torin Dorn!”
For those of you too young to remember, the first Torin Dorn was a really good tailback who played for UNC Chapel Hill in the late 1980s before playing for most of the 1990s in NFL for the Raiders and Rams organizations. But, things have changed!!! as NC State just picked up a key transfer to bolster the Wolfpack’s basketball roster.
Former Vance HS star Torin Dorn will transfer to NC State.
— Justin Byerly (@Justinbyerly) June 8, 2015
In case you didn’t know, the younger Dorn played his freshman season at UNC-Charlotte where he is the reigning Conference USA Freshman of the Year. Torn is a physical and athletic guard who has shown the ability to score at 6’5 and 200 pounds. After sitting out a year, he will have 3 years remaining.
Dorn was a 3-star prospect in high school that failed to crack the radar of most of the major programs. He led Charlotte in scoring as freshman at 12 points a game while shooting 34% from the three point line. He tallied 22 double-figure scoring games with 10 of those double-figure games coming off the bench. Dorn had narrowed his list to State and Miami.
Dorn’s commitment means that State is getting close to being able to hold actual scrimmages with scholarship players during practice. If the Pack could land this big man in this class then the Pack could be very dangerous this season! FWIW, Papagiannis is scheduled to visit Raleigh in July.
Current 2015-2016 NC State Basketball Program Configuration
(1) Anthony Barber (PG)
(2) BeeJay Anya (4F/5C)
(3) Lennard Freeman (4F)
(4) Terry Henderson (Wing)
(5) Caleb Martin (wing)
(6) Cody Martin (wing)
(7) Abdul Malik Abu (PF)
Freshman Class (2015 Commits)
(8) Shaun Kirk (F)
(9) Torin Dorn (SG) – transfer from Charlotte; eligible as sophomore in 2016-2017
(10) [Hold for George Papagiannis] (C)