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RALEIGH, N.C. The C.J. Leslie era is over at North Carolina State, although it's hard to pinpoint when it began.
Leslie played in 99 games for the Wolfpack, but only approached his talent base on a few occasions. When Leslie was at his best, in flashes, it was quite breathtaking.
At 6-foot-9 and 200 pounds, the long-armed and supremely athletic Leslie should have been a rebounding machine in college, but he wasn't. He averaged 7.3 boards per contest for his career; but keep in mind, Leslie was at 7.2 as a freshman and 7.4 as a junior.
He was supposed to be a great scorer, an inside-outside player with enough of a handle to take the ball to the rack. Some observers described Leslie as Kevin Durant-like when in high school, but he wasnt any of those things, either. Not even close.
Leslie averaged 13.7 points per game for his career, but he was at 11 as a freshman and 15.1 this season. Leslie's blocks numbers stayed the same and his assist figures increased to just 1.5...
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North Carolina State's C.J. Leslie says he's skipping his final season and entering the NBA draft.
Leslie made the announcement at a news conference Monday morning.
The 6-foot-9 forward was the preseason Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year. He averaged a team-high 15 points to go with 7.4 rebounds while shooting nearly 52 percent from the floor. He was a third...
North Carolina State's C.J. Leslie is joining teammate Lorenzo Brown by skipping his final season and entering the NBA draft.
''It's one of those things where you just know it's just time, it's time to move on,'' Leslie said Monday during a news conference at the team's practice facility. ''That's what I feel like in my heart. My family...
Regardless of the date, I'm pretty sure this is no joke. First, CJ Leslie holds a press conference to announce his intentions to declare for the NBA draft. Just moments ago, the news broke that Rodney Purvis is planning to transfer from NC State.
Rodney Purvis has decided to transfer from N.C. State, the school is expected to make the announcement this afternoon
North Carolina State freshman guard Rodney Purvis plans to transfer, a person familiar with the situation said.
Purvis informed the coaching staff Monday, the same day junior C.J. Leslie announced he would enter the NBA draft, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the school hasn't made an official announcement.
The hometown guard who played...
A person familiar with the situation says North Carolina State freshman Rodney Purvis plans to transfer.
The person said Purvis informed the coaching staff Monday, the same day junior C.J. Leslie announced he would enter the NBA draft. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the school hasn't made an official announcement.
The guard was one...
NC State currently has seven scholarships filled for the 2013-2014 season following C.J. Leslie's decision to enter the NBA draft and the announcement that Rodney Purvis will transfer. Here is a closer look at the Wolfpack's projected roster and depth chart.