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
As a freshman: A walk-on who saw action in six games last year ... 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 ... Knocked down a three-pointer against Northeastern ... 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 performer as a senior ... Led the team in scoring and rebounding ... Knocked down a school record 61 three pointers ... Served a team co-captain ... Played for Jeff Ferrell, who also coached former Pack player Will Roach.
Personal: 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 ... Mother is an NC State graduate .. Father and older sister graduated from UNC ... Grandparents are Duke graduates ... Majoring in management.