Originally written on Fox Sports Carolinas  |  Last updated 9/10/14
RALEIGH, N.C. On Thursday, Lorenzo Brown confirmed what most observers close to North Carolina State's basketball program believed would happen for some time: He is leaving school a year early to chase the dream of playing in the NBA. Brown, who averaged 12.4 points and handed out an ACC-best 7.4 assists per game this season, is projected as a late first-round pick at best by several mock drafts, including Draftexpress.com. And barring the unforeseen, he will be on an NBA roster next season. The 6-foot-5 junior point guard would have made most rosters this season. He is that good. "I've talked to a lot of different guys in the NBA, a lot of GMs and presidents and key personnel and I think most everybodys confident he can be a first-round draft pick," NC State coach Mark Gottfried said Thursday. "I think theres a general sense with Lorenzo he's going to have a great future now you have to remember he's only played that position exclusively rea...
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