Head coach Mark Gottfried and staff hand out yearly accolades
Wolfpack duo among 64 collegiate players invited to participate in all-star event
An All-ACC first team selection and led the conference in rebounding
Richard Howell had 14 points and 15 rebounds for the Wolfpack.
Coach Gottfried and members of the Pack met with the media
Seniors Richard Howell and Scott Wood will play their third ACC Tournament on the Greensboro Coliseum court starting tomorrow afternoon. Today, the Pack took part in an open practice and media session in Greensboro, and GoPack.com followed the Pack's seniors.
Richard Howell 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 junior (2011-12): Led the Pack in rebounding with an average of 9.2 boards per game (342) ... Finished third in the ACC in rebounding ... NC State was 11-5 when he posted double digits in rebounds ... Second in the conference in offensive rebounding (135) ... Had the top rebounding average (9.2) for a Pack player since Todd Fuller had 9.9 rebounds per game in 1995-96 ... Led NC State to its first NCAA Tournament victory since 2006 with 22 points on 10-of-12 shooting against San Diego State ... In the Big Dance, shot .700 (7-of-10) from the free throw line ... Averaged 10.8 points and 9.2 rebounds during the postseason ... The Pack's fourth leading scorer, averaging 10.8 points per outing ... Scored a career- and team-high 25 points in a win over Morehead State ... Also hit a career-best 11 field goals versus the Eagles ... Registered the third-best shooting performance of the year by a league performer (11-of-13, .846) against Morehead State ... His 18 rebounds versus Virginia were a career best and tied for the second most by an ACC player last season ... His 18 points at Duke were a career-best in ACC play ... Recorded 10 double-doubles, giving him 13 for his career ... Had a personal-best streak of four straight double-doubles versus Northeastern (14 pts., 12 rebs.), Campbell (17 pts., 17 rebs.), Western Carolina (12 pts., 14 rebs.) and Delaware State (12 pts., 12 rebs.) ... Was perfect at the charity stripe three times last season, going 6-for-6 against UNC Asheville and Delaware State and 5-for-5 against Campbell, all victories ... Started all 37 games last season ... Played a career-best 38 minutes at Clemson.
As a sophomore (2010-11): Finished 14th in the ACC in rebounding (6.5) ... Also finished fifth in the ACC in offensive rebounds, pulling down 2.8 a game ... He had 84 offensive rebounds compared to 112 defensive rebounds ... Returned to action for the final four games after sitting out the North Carolina game with a head injury on Feb. 23 ... Finished with eight points and nine boards in the ACC Tournament against Maryland ... Posted career-highs of 18 points in 32 minutes at Duke ... Shot 9-of-11 from the field and scored 10 of the Pack's first 12 points ... Earned his first start since early December against Miami, and finished with 17 points ... Posted his second double-double of the season against San Diego with 13 points and a career-best 13 rebounds ... Also tied a career mark with five assists ... Recorded his second career double-double when he had 13 points and 11 rebounds against George Mason at the Charleston Classic ... Had 14 points against Georgetown at the Charleston Classic ... Was named to the Charleston Classic all-tournament team ... Averaged 11.7 points and 8.7 rebounds coming off the bench in the three games.
As a freshman (2009-10): The Pack's back-up at power forward ... After missing five of the first six games of the season, played in 30 total and started the game at Georgia Tech ... The scorer off the bench for the season, averaging 4.9 points a game ... Underwent knee surgery in early October and missed the entire preseason and the first four games of the year ... Averaged 5.7 points (102 total) and 5.2 rebounds (93 total) in 15.2 minutes (273 total) over his last 18 games of his rookie season ... Pulled down at least six rebounds in 12 games, including 10 of the last 18 ... Led the Pack in rebounding in eight of the last 18 games ... Scored the winning basket with just eight seconds remaining in the first-round NIT game at South Florida ... Had a team-high five assists in 14 minutes against Boston College ... Had six rebounds in just eight minutes in the win over No. 23 Wake Forest ... Limited to just three minutes against Virginia Tech due to stitches in his leg, and sat out the home Maryland contest with a sprained ligament in his thumb ... Pulled down nine rebounds in 21 minutes in his first career start, at Georgia Tech ... Had a season-high 14 points at Virginia, the first game he led the Pack in scoring ... Recorded his first career double-double against Clemson, posting 13 points and a career-best 12 rebounds in 26 minutes ... One of only three ACC freshman to have a double-double on the year.
Prep: Played at Wheeler High School in Marietta, Ga. ... A Georgia 5A All-State first-team selection ... Helped Wheeler to the Georgia state title ... Scored 20 points and added eight rebounds in the championship game ... Averaged 16.5 points as a senior ... Team went 25-7 ... Coached by Doug Lipscomb ... Played in the Charm City Challenge in Baltimore ... Scored 17 points, and was named to the All-Tournament team ... Also played in the Reebok All-American Game ... Rated the 64th-best overall prospect and the No. 19 power forward by Scout.com ... Ranked the No. 15 power forward, No. 51 overall and a four-star prospect by Rivals.com ... The No. 65 player nationally, and No. 20 power forward according to ESPNU ... Ranked No. 74 nationally by PrepStars.
Personal: Attended the same high school as former NC State center and 2008 NBA first round draft pick J.J. Hickson ... AAU teammate of NC State sophomore Lorenzo Brown ... Majoring in Social Work.