The Wolfpacker

November 2019

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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48 ■ THE WOLFPACKER BASKETBALL PREVIEW 2019-20 ANALYSIS Bates is likely to get immediate playing time after redshirting last season following shoulder surgery. With the indefinite suspen- sion of redshirt junior post player D.J. Funderburk, he is one of two options to man the paint in his absence. Even if Funderburk was available, his shot-blocking abilities could earn him valuable minutes this season. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS rated him as a four-star recruit, and the No. 11 center and No. 139 overall player nationally in the 2018 class … Picked NC State over Georgetown … Only played one game as a senior at Northwood Temple Academy in Fayetteville due to a shoulder injury … Played his first two seasons at Jack Britt High in Fayetteville before moving to Northwood Temple … Considered an elite shot-blocking prospect and averaged 3.4 rejections in 17 games for Team Felton on the traveling team circuit in the spring and summer of 2017. PERSONAL Son of Carlos and Katie Bates … Has an older brother … Birthday is March 14. MANNY BATES 15 R-Fr. • Fayetteville, NC. • 6-11 • 230 F We think he has a chance to be really good. He's young. He's athletic. He's got a certain skill set. He runs the floor. And he's a tremendous defender on the defensive end. We really liked that part about him." — Head coach Kevin Keatts " PHOTO BY KEN MARTIN

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