Head coach Mark Gottfried and staff hand out yearly accolades.
Pack and Jayhawks tip at 10:20 p.m. (ET) on TBS
Junior center looking forward to Sweet 16 matchup against Kansas
Pack Face Kansas Friday Night in St. Louis
NC State advances to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2005. Team expected back on campus at Dail Center around 7:15 p.m.
NC State vs. Georgetown, NCAA Tournament - AP Photo Gallery
2012 ACC Tournament, NC State vs. North Carolina :: March 10, 2012 (AP Photos)
AP photos from today's game.
NC State vs. Miami - February 29, 2012
NC State vs. No. 7 North Carolina
As a Sophomore (2010-11): Did not see action for the first time on the season against North Carolina on Feb. 23 ... Did not play in the final five games ... Averaged 7.4 points and 5.7 rebounds in 23.8 minutes in the 11 games Tracy Smith was limited due to injury ... Started 11 straight games at center when Smith was out of action ... Scored in double figures in five games on the season, he had no double-figure scoring games in the first 27 games of his career ... Finished with 10 points at Duke, the first time he was in double figures in 12 games ... Scored a career-best 14 points against Delaware State ... Recorded his first career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds against East Carolina in the Charleston Classic ... Finished with 12 points against Fairleigh Dickinson.
As a Freshman (2009-10): Came off the bench in 26 games on the season averaging 6.5 minutes ... Started the season as the back-up power forward, but moved to center ... Saw an increased role over the last seven games of the regular season, then did not play in four of the last five games ... Saw his first action in seven games when he came off the bench for four minutes at Maryland on January 23, then played in 12 straight contests ... Played an ACC-high 11 minutes in the home loss to Maryland ... Hit both of his shots at North Carolina to finish with four points in nine minutes ... Finished with four points and four rebounds in nine minutes against Virginia Tech ... Also pulled down four rebounds against Maryland ... Scored four points in four minutes against NC Central, matching his points total from the previous 11 games of the season ... Played a season-high 17 minutes against Elon, scoring six points and blocking two shots ... Had six points and 12 minutes played against Austin Peay.
Prep: Played his final season at Hargrave Military Academy ... Coached by Kevin Keatts ... Previously attended Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, Va. ... Averaged 14.4 points and 10 rebounds his junior season ... Selected All-Eastern District first-team as a junior ... Competed for Team USA between his sophomore and junior years of high school ... Originally signed with Florida in November of 2008, but was released in April of 2009 ... Ranked the No. 20 power forward, No. 69 overall and a four-star prospect by Scout.com ... Rated the 18th-best center and No. 127 player overall by Rivals.com ... The No. 64 player nationally, and No. 19 power forward according to ESPNU ... Ranked No. 71 nationally by PrepStars.
Personal: A 2009 spring signee ... Originally signed with Florida in November of 2008, but was released in April of 2009 ... Majoring in social work.