Interview with Staats Battle
NC State is 17-0 all-time versus UNC Asheville.
After an enjoyable stay in Gran Canaria, the Wolfpack men's basketball team begins its long journey home.
Freshman Staats Battle
The Mark Gottfried TV Show (2/26/2012)
NC State vs. Northeastern - December 22, 2011
Sophomore Season - 2012-13: Appeared in seven games, totaling 10 minutes of action ... scored five points on 2-for-7 shooting ... played a season-high three minutes in season opener against Miami (Ohio) (Nov. 9) ... played two minutes and scored vs. UMass in Puerto Rico (Nov. 16) ... made a 3-pointer against UNC Greensboro (Dec. 31).
Freshman Season - 2011-12: A walk-on who saw action in six games ... connected on a shot from behind the arc for his first points in a Wolfpack uniform and grabbed his first collegiate rebound versus Morehead State (Nov. 13) ... knocked down a 3-pointer against Northeastern (Dec. 22) ... captured the title in ESPN's "Coolest Name In The NCAA Tournament" contest.
Prep: Played at Raleigh's Broughton High School ... led the Capitals to a 22-6 record .. averaged 13.7 points per game as a senior ... was an All-Cap 8 Conference performer as a senior ... led the team in scoring and rebounding ... knocked down a school record 61 3-pointers ... served a team co-captain ... high school coach was Jeff Ferrell, who also coached former Pack player Will Roach.
Personal: Born June 4, 1993 ... son of Richard and Carol Battle ... also played tennis at Broughton ... helped the tennis team to a second-place finish in state playoffs ... recipient of WRAL's Extra Effort Award ... one of four recipients of the Raleigh Sports Club Scholarship ... sister attends NC State and his mother is an NC State graduate ... management major.