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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-team all-ACC pick by both the media and the coaches.
Leslie started 85 of his 99 career games.
Leslie's decision comes four days after junior point guard Lorenzo Brown said he was going to the draft.
N.C. State was the preseason ACC favorite for the first time since the 1974-75 season but lost to Temple in its NCAA tournament opener.
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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...
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...