N.C. State’s Leslie, Brown to Declare for NBA Draft
N.C. State juniors C.J. Leslie and Lorenzo Brown will both declare for the NBA Draft, an N.C. State source told SNY.tv.
The Brown news was first reported by CBSSports.com, and confirmed by the source, who added that Leslie will also declare.
The 6-foot-9 Leslie averaged 15.1 points and 7.4 rebounds this past season. He is projected as the No. 35 pick by DraftExpress.com.
The 6-5 Brown averaged 12.6 points and 7.2 assists and is listed as the No. 29 pick by DraftExpress.com.
The Wolfpack also lose seniors Richard Howell and Scott Wood, but bring in another solid recruiting class featuring point guard Anthony “Cat” Barber, power forward Kyle Washington and big man Beejay Anya.Follow Adam Zagoria on TwitterAnd like ZAGS on Facebook
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