When the NBA Draft wrapped up on June 27, just one N.C. State player out of four with a chance (some more outside than others) to be drafted had been picked.
Lorenzo Brown went 52nd overall to the Minnesota Timberwolves, but teammates C.J. Leslie, Richard Howell and Scott Wood went undrafted.
Leslie averaged 15.7 points and 7.4 rebounds last year, while Howell added 12.7 points and 10.9 rebounds (and made First Team All-ACC). Wood shot 44.1 percent from three and averaged 12.6 points, while Brown averaged 12.4 points and 7.2 assists.
Howell had an outside shot at getting drafted, but Wood likely wasnt going to be. Both have latched on with summer league teams (Howell with the Nuggets, Wood with the Clippers) and both could certainly see at least some time at the NBA level. Leslie signed with the Knicks, but the uber-athletic forward not getting picked was a bit of a shock.
And it was somewhat of a shock in general to see just one player from a talented N.C. State team go. Pe...