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Duke, UNC and NC State could wind up with some of these top basketball recruits

The high school basketball class of 2018 includes top recruits such as Marvin Bagley, Zion Williamson, Cameron Reddish, Romeo Langford, Coby White and Rechon Black. Here are some of the top 100 players in the class who are interested in Duke, UNC or NC State.

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Why Wolfpack coach Dave Doeren isn’t ready to buy into ESPN’s NC State football hype

One ESPN analyst thinks the Wolfpack could be an “under-the-radar” team to crash the College Football playoff. Another ESPN analyst, working for the SEC Network, upped the ante by putting NC State — not Clemson or Florida State — in his preseason top four playoff projection. In a move that will endear him to a leery fanbase, NC State coach Dave Doeren went on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” on Tuesday morning and refused to add any fuel to the hype machine.

Luke DeCock

Here’s the position the ACC created for NC State’s Jaylen Samuels

Until this year, trying to pin down Jaylen Samuels by position was as hard as trying to pin him down on the field. The N.C. State star hasn’t changed. The ACC had to adapt to him. The elusive tight end/running back/wide receiver/utility player from Charlotte hasn’t always gotten the recognition he’s deserved because he falls through the voting cracks. There’s no chance that happens again, because the ACC created a positionless position just for Samuels: all-purpose back.

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Why NC State defensive end Bradley Chubb resists the urge to Google himself

Thus far, NC State Wolfpack football’s Bradley Chubb, who was at the ACC kickoff in Charlotte on July 13, 2017, has resisted the urge to Google himself. The 6-4, 275-pound senior defensive end does have an alert on his smart phone for his Twitter account, though, and he understands the attention he has been receiving about the NFL draft heading into the college season.

               

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Keatts says no cell phones and no Twitter for a while for Wolfpack basketball players

Video: New N.C. State basketball coach Kevin Keatts says no cell phones and no Twitter may have players howling but will build better team relationships.
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Keatts says no cell phones and no Twitter for a while for Wolfpack basketball players 1:16

Keatts says no cell phones and no Twitter for a while for Wolfpack basketball players

NC State's Doeren: 'I am just looking forward to playing in that game (USC)' 2:58

NC State's Doeren: 'I am just looking forward to playing in that game (USC)'

NC State's Chubb: 'I feel like if we all just continue to play for each other... then the sky's the limit for this team' 3:22

NC State's Chubb: 'I feel like if we all just continue to play for each other... then the sky's the limit for this team'

It is all about the shoes 0:44

It is all about the shoes