Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Dennis Smith Jr. will declare for NBA Draft after NC State career comes to a close
NEW YORK — Wearing a gray sweatsuit and a black hoodie pulled over his head, Dennis Smith Jr. sat in the corner of the N.C. State locker room at Barclays Center.
His college career had just come to an end via a 75-61 loss to Clemson in the first round of the ACC Tournament, a game in which Smith Jr. had just two points at the half and finished with seven points on 3-for-12 shooting. He added eight rebounds and three assists.
A projected top-5 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, Smith Jr. will declare for the draft, “There’s no question,” an N.C. State source told FanRagSports.com.
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.