N.C. State’s C.J. Leslie was named ACC Player of the Week on Monday.
Leslie led the 23rd-ranked Wolfpack to victories over Stanford (88-79) and St. Bonaventure (92-73), extending N.C. State’s winning streak to five games. Against the Cardinal on Tuesday, Leslie scored 16 points, going 6 of 10 from the floor while grabbing six rebounds.
On Saturday, the Holly Springs, N.C., junior posted a career-high 33 points against St. Bonaventure by going 10 of 13. Leslie also went 13 of 18 from the free-throw line, setting career highs for free throws made and attempted. He also had eight rebounds, three blocks and two assists.
Saint Augustine’s: Coach Lonnie Blow, Jr., has been named Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Coach of the Week. Blow guided the Falcons to a 3-1 record that included a 66-63 double-overtime victory this week against the University of West Georgia during a four-game road trip.
The Falcons, picked to finish last in the Southern Division, are 7-3 overall heading into CIAA play.
N.C. Central: ESPN will air a feature story on N.C. Central men’s basketball freshman Rashawn King.
The story will focus on King’s inspirational battle with leukemia and the lives he’s touched on the way to beating the disease.
King also got the opportunity to meet LeBron James.
The story will air at halftime of the Miami Heat’s game against Oklahoma City at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on ESPN’s SportsCenter.