RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina State is one of the top teams in the nation when Lorenzo Brown plays well.
The media's main focus is on junior forward C.J. Leslie, and he certainly is an x-factor for the Wolfpack. But NCSU can survive games when Leslie doesn't play all that well as long as Brown does his thing.
And lately, he's been doing it more consistently.
The 6-foot-5 junior from Roswell, GA, isn't a natural point guard nor is he a shooting guard. He is a classic combo guard whose game evokes few memories of previous Wolfpack or ACC players. He is unique.
But Brown doesn't see himself as a rare commodity, he just views himself as a basketball player charged with the responsibility of helping the 25th-ranked Wolfpack win games.
"We have a lot of scorers on this team and it's my job get those guys open (the ball) at those times," Brown said Saturday night following the Pack's 84-62 victory over Norfolk State. "And yeah, it's basketball; you have to make the right reads an...