Head coach Mark Gottfried and staff hand out yearly accolades
Third-team All-ACC selection led the Pack in scoring the last two seasons
Richard Howell had 14 points and 15 rebounds for the Wolfpack.
Coach Gottfried and members of the Pack met with the media
NC State faces Temple Friday at 1:40 p.m.on TBS
CJ Leslie Highlights
NC State vs. Temple - AP Photos
Coach Mark Gottfried and the Wolfpack stepped onto the court at University of Dayton Arena for the first time Thursday afternoon. GoPack.com takes you inside the Pack's open practice and media session.
NC State vs. Miami - AP Photos
NC State vs. Virginia - AP Photos
Images of the NC State forward
As a sophomore (2011-12): Led the Pack in scoring with an average of 14.7 points per game ... Shot a .525 from the floor (192-of-366) ... An All-ACC second-team selection ... Garnered ACC All-Tournament first team honors by averaging a double-double (17.3 points, 10.7 rebounds) over the Pack's three games in Atlanta, including notching 22 points versus North Carolina in the ACC Tournament semifinal ... One of three league players to rank in the top 10 in scoring (ninth - 14.7), field goal percentage (third - .525) and rebounding (eighth - 7.1) ... Averaged 18.0 points and 9.1 rebounds over the last 10 games of the season ... Knocked down .579 of his shots from the field during that span ... Was State's top scorer in a team-best 15 games ... Led the team in blocks with 54, the sixth-highest single season mark in program history ... Ranked seventh among conference players in blocks ... During the postseason, he averaged 16.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per outing ... Helped seal the Pack's 77-73 win over Miami in the home regular-season finale with two huge rebounds and a key free throw in the final 16 seconds ... Posted career-highs in points (24), field goals made (9) and attempted (17) against UNC at home ... Had his best two scoring outings against the Tar Heels ... Followed his 24-point outing with 21 against Florida State at home ... Hit the game-winning shot against St. Bonaventure, hauling in a cross-court pass and converting a finger roll from beneath the backboard as time expired ... Suspended the first three games for receiving impermissible benefits ... Scored a game-high 20 points versus Vanderbilt in his first contest following the suspension ... Had six blocks in the loss at Duke, tying his career-high ... Posted 17 points to help the Pack rally from 18 points down to defeat Texas ... Recorded career marks for free throws made (9) and attempted (16) versus the Longhorns ... Named to the Legends Classic All-Tournament team ... Notched eight double-doubles, including four straight versus Miami (21 pts, 11 rebs), Virginia Tech (18 pts, 11 rebs), Boston College (11 pts, 11 rebs) and Virginia (19 pts, 14 rebs) ... Registered double figures in all but four contests last season.
As a freshman (2010-11): Named to the ACC All-Freshman team ... Finished second on team in scoring (11.0) and led the Pack in rebounding (7.2) ... Over his last 10 games played, averaged 12.7 points, scoring in double figures in seven games ... In ACC play, ranked third among ACC freshmen in points (12.1) and second in rebounds (6.2) ... Finished eighth in the ACC in rebounding (7.2), the second-best mark among freshmen ... His 216 rebounds are the fifth-most for an NC State freshman, while is 39 blocks are third-most ... Recorded his first career double-double in ACC play with team-highs of 18 points and 10 rebounds in the win over Clemson ... Named ACC Rookie of the Week for the third time on January 10, after he averaged 19.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in wins over Elon and Wake Forest ... Named ACC Rookie of the Week for the second time on December 27 after finishing with 15 points and nine boards against Delaware State ... Notched his third double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds against Alabama A&M ... Recorded his second double-double with 14 points and 19 rebounds against Youngstown State ... The 19 rebounds tie as the second-most in a game by an NC State freshman ... His first career double-double was at Syracuse, when he came off the bench and finished with 13 points and a career-high 11 rebounds ... Named the ACC Co-Rookie of the Week after the season opening win over Tennessee Tech ... Finished with a game-high 21 points, shooting 7-of-10 from the field and 7-of-11 from the free throw line in his 31 minutes ... Also finished with six rebounds, six blocks and three steals.
Prep: A McDonald's All-America selection ... A Parade All-America second-team selection ... Played three years at Word of God High School in Raleigh ... Coached by Erasto Hatchett ... Played at Holly Springs High School as a freshman ... Played in the McDonald's All-America game and the Jordan Classic after his senior season ... Went for seven points and a game-high nine rebounds in 17 minutes in the McDonald's All-America game ... Had 19 points and six rebounds in the Jordan Classic ... Ranked the 11th-best overall prospect by Scout.com and the No. 4 power forward and a five-star prospect ... The No. 14 player nationally and No. 4 power forward according to Rivals.com ... Ranked No. 11 on the ESPNU 100 list, and the No. 5 forward ... No. 9 nationally according to PrepStars.com.
Personal: Teammate of John Wall at Word of God, the No. 1 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft ... Majoring in Africana studies.