Tag Archives: NC State

Hi, my name is…ACC edition

3 Nov

Virginia's K.T. Harrell could be an emerging star in the ACC this season. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The ACC has stars at the top of the league and two of the best programs in the nation in Duke and Carolina. We knew that. What about the guys we don’t know much about? Here are five players in the conference that you should keep your eyes on. Continue reading


NY2LA Sports Summer Jam Thursday recap

15 Jul

By Danny Hazan
National Hoops Report

MILWAUKEE – Forsyth Country Day 2012 point guard Tyler Lewis wasn’t in Mequon, Wisconsin the first two days of the NY2LA Sports Summer Jam to spend time with his family.

His arrival Thursday showed just how much the 6-foot North Carolina State-commit means to Team Loaded and why he’s considered one of the best point guards in the country. Continue reading

Bennett keeping CIA bouncing

13 Jul

Could Anthony Bennett make a climb to the top of the rankings after a great July?

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

After losing their opening game on Tuesday, CIA Bounce (Canada) has literally bounced back with two straight wins.  One possible reason for the slow start is the youth and inexperience of the Canadians.

One way to fix that is to have one of the best players in the country lead by example.  That’s exactly what Class of 2012 forward Anthony Bennett is doing right now. Continue reading

Schools starting to line up for Anthony Barber

18 Jun

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

When coaches could class of 2013 prospects this week, Boo Williams point guard Anthony Barber knew his phone would be ringing a lot.

“I kept the phone charged up,” Barber said with a laugh.

Smart move, kid. The 6-foot-2 guard from Hampton (Va.) High School is one of the most sought after point guards in the country. Continue reading

Ranking the ACC/Big Ten Challenge games

14 Jun

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The ACC-Big Ten Challenge was last month and truth be told, the match-ups are not the most enticing as they have been in year’s past.

The talent in the middle isn’t as a strong as it has been for both conferences. Because of that, the overall challenge doesn’t jump out as a must-see series.

Everyone loves rankings. So why not rank the games from worst to first in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge? Continue reading

Point guard UK

25 May

Ryan Harrow continues the long line of great point guards to play for John Calipari.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

We know this much: John Calipari has a type.

He likes ‘em fast. He likes ‘em athletic. He likes ‘em exciting.

Ryan Harrow encompasses all of those traits. The former N.C. State guard decided Kentucky was where he was going to finish out his college career. Continue reading

Watch out N.C. kids, Gottfried is trying to lock you up

16 May

Mark Gottfried wasted no time recruiting the in-state talent in North Carolina.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Of all of the schools with new head coaches, it looks like N.C. State and Mark Gottfried has struck first on the recruiting front.

The Wolfpack landed a commitment from Torian Graham, a high-flying 6-foot-4 guard from Word of God in Raleigh. Continue reading

The future: ACC

10 May

Austin Rivers was once a Florida commit. Now he's a potential one-and-done player for Duke.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The ACC is no stranger to landing big-time talent. This year is no different. Some of the nation’s top players are headed to the usual places in the ACC. Who are the top players? Who are the biggest sleepers? Who is most likely to be a bust? The National Hoops Report tackles those questions. Continue reading

Can any of the new ACC hires knock off big dogs?

10 May

Can any of the new ACC hires over the last three years build a program to knock off Duke and North Carolina? (Getty Images)

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

ACC schools have gone the non-traditional route for the most part when hiring new coaches over the last three years. Are any of these new hires notable enough for the schools to knock off traditional conference powers like Duke and North Carolina? Continue reading

TOC takes a major hit, kids are the real losers

22 Apr

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

There they were, jumping up and down on the wooden bleachers at Cameron Indoor Stadium.


Smiles everywhere.

The 14 and 15-year-olds from rural Georgia were doing their best Cameron Crazy impression. They didn’t have the coolest of shoes or the most expensive or newest pair of Jordans like most of their peers. They didn’t care. Continue reading