The team will officially open its season Friday, Nov. 14
2013-14 - Freshman Season: Key reserve, playing 11.8 minutes per game in 33 games ... Averaged 2.1 points, 2.1 rebounds and ranked ninth in the ACC with 1.8 blocks per game ... Led team with 46 overall blocked shots ... Shot .587 from the floor and ranked third on the team with 13 dunks ... Totaled four points, four rebounds and three blocks vs. Campbell (Nov. 16) ... Scored six points vs. Florida Gulf Coast (Nov. 26) ... Played a career-high 24 minutes with a career-high five blocks at Tennessee (Dec. 18) ... Tied career best with five blocked shots in win over ECU (Dec. 21) ... Set a career high with six rebounds against Virginia (Jan. 11) ... Injured knee after one minute vs. Florida State (Jan. 29) ... Scored eight points at Clemson (Feb. 18) ... scored career-high 10 points against North Carolina (Feb. 26) ... Recorded three blocks against Xavier in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament (March 18).
Before State:One of the top-ranked centers in the 2013 class ... appeared on rankings board published by ESPN (32), Scout.com (44) and Rivals.com (49) ... Three-time first team All-Metropolitan honoree by the Washington Post ... Four-year letterwinner and three-year starter for one of the nation's top prep programs, DeMatha Catholic ... NC State once had a DeMatha alum on its roster for 14 consecutive years ... Three-time All-WCAC honoree and twice named all-county ... Averaged 13.3 points, 10.6 rebounds and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 71 percent from the floor as a senior in 2012-13 ... Averaged 13.3 points, 10.5 rebounds and a school-record 6.8 blocks per game as a junior in 2011-12 ... DeMatha finished 30-5 and held the No. 1 high school ranking in USA Today in 2012 ... Led team to a state title as a sophomore, averaging 10.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 6.3 blocks per game ... Played in all 36 games as a high school freshman, helping his team to a 32-4 record and a state title ... Averaged 6.3 points per game for a gold medal-winning USA Basketball squad in the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship in Lithuania ... Played on team that captured bronze medal in 2012 Nike Global Challenge ... Played AAU ball for Team Takeover.
Personal:Born March 9, 1995 ... son of Oby and Ben Anya ... Has three sisters.