Head coach Mark Gottfried and staff hand out yearly accolades
NC State faces Virginia Tech in the opening round
Game will be broadcast on ESPN3 and the NC State Radio Network.
The Australian native missed the most of last season due to a shoulder injury.
After an enjoyable stay in Gran Canaria, the Wolfpack men's basketball team begins its long journey home.
2012-13 - Redshirt Junior Season: Played 123 minutes in 23 contests ... averaged 0.7 points and 0.7 rebounds ... shot 8-for-16 from the floor ... played 12 minutes vs. St. Bonaventure (Dec. 22) ... scored season-high six points in 14 minutes of action at Wake Forest (Jan. 22) ... made lone start of the season vs. No. 14 Miami (Feb. 2) ... scored a point and pulled in two offensive boards at Florida State (March 9).
2011-12 - Junior Season: Granted a medical redshirt after being limited to seven games due to a shoulder injury ... averaged 2.0 points and 2.7 rebounds ... started the season opener against UNC Asheville (11/11) ... matched his career high for blocks with three vs. Morehead State (Nov. 13) ... scored a season-high six points and grabbed a season-best five rebounds against Princeton (Nov. 16) ... played 10 minutes vs. Syracuse (Dec. 17).
2010-11 - Sophomore Season: Started the final game of the season against Maryland in the ACC Tournament ... averaged 3.0 points and 14.6 minutes over the last five games of the season ... in the 16 games prior to those five games he totaled just 13 combined minutes and zero points ... scored a career-high eight points, on four dunks, against Georgia Tech (Feb. 26) ... came off the bench to play 15 minutes against North Carolina (Jan. 23) ... averaged 12.5 minutes when Tracy Smith missed most of 11 games with injury.
2009-10 - Freshman Season: Saw action in 23 games at center, including one start ... blocked 18 shots for the season, the third-highest total on the team ... blocked a shot every 9.6 minutes of action ... had at least two blocks in five of 23 games ... missed the UNC Greensboro game on December 31 with an ankle sprain ... played 14 minutes at Florida State, adding four rebounds and two blocks (Jan. 12) ... earned his first career start and pulled in a career-high 11 rebounds at Arizona (Dec. 23) ... blocked three shots in just seven minutes in the win over New Orleans (Nov. 29) ... became tallest player to see consistent action at NC State since Chuck Nevitt (1980-82).
Before State: Played his final year of high school basketball at Australian Institution of Sport ... AIS selects the 14 best players from various provincial teams around the entire country and provides scholarships for them to attend ... that school has produced NBA players Andrew Bogut, Luc Longley, Luke Schenscher and Patty Mills ... Attended the 2008 Albert Schweitzer Games ... Considered among top 10 centers and top 30 prospects overall among Australia's 2009 prospects by ESPN.
Personal: Born March 25, 1990 ... son of Peter and Cathy Vandenberg ... left-handed shooter ... a 2009 spring signee ... management major.