North Carolina State freshman T.J. Warren has been as good as advertised, and he hasn't even cracked the starting lineup.
He'll look to help the sixth-ranked Wolfpack capture the championship of the Puerto Rico Tipoff as they face Oklahoma State on Sunday night.
The 6-foot-8 Warren, a McDonald's All-American along with fellow freshmen teammates Rodney Purvis and Tyler Lewis, is averaging a team-best 17.0 points and hitting 70.0 percent of his field goal attempts as N.C. State (3-0) has won by an average of 24.3 points.
He made 8 of 11 from the field in Friday's 94-76 win over Massachusetts, following up a 22-point effort in an opening-round victory Thursday over Penn State in which he went 3 of 4 from 3-point range and 9 of 12 overall.
Senior starters Scott Wood (15 points on five 3-pointers) and Richard Howell (19 points, nine rebounds) also had solid efforts.
"Our team is developing, learning and getting a little bit better with each day and (Friday) was a good step," said co...