The Wolfpacker

November 2013

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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Ba ketball Preview 2013-14 Meet The Pack Bios Of The 2013-14 NC State Men's Basketball Team ■ BeeJay Anya 21 • PF/C Fr. • Gaithersburg, Md. • 6-9 • 325 Analysis: A long-armed (7-9 wing span), wide-body, low-post presence that will be counted on to give some minutes this fall. How much, though, will depend almost entirely on how well-conditioned Anya can get before the season starts. Anya has the physical abilities to be a good rebounder and defender, and is also a strong finisher around the basket. However, how quickly he can get to his peak playing weight of 275 pounds will directly influence how much he plays. Career Highlights: Was rated by as the No. 58 player and No. 5 center in the 2013 class … Three-year starter for famed DeMatha Catholic in Hyattsville, Md., and two-time All-Metropolitan selection by The Washington Post … Averaged 13.3 points, 10.6 rebounds and 3.8 blocks while shooting 71.0 percent from the floor as a senior, after averaging 13.3 points, 10.5 rebounds and a school-record 6.8 blocks per game during his junior campaign … Averaged 6.3 points per game for a gold medal-winning USA Basketball squad in the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship in Lithuania … Played in the Nike Global Games during the summer of 2012 and then the Capital Classic and U.S. vs. Florida allstar games last spring … Was a teammate of classmate Lennard Freeman on the Team Takeover AAU team. Coach's Corner: "BeeJay is a guy that has the potential to be a very good player. He's a little heavy right now, we all know that, and he's got a long ways to go." — Head coach Mark Gottfried Personal: Given name is Chukwunonso BeeJay Nduka-Anya. Ten Questions With BeeJay Anya photo by ken martin Why did you choose No. 21? It's my favorite number. What's your favorite spot to shoot from on the court? Right- or left-hand hook from the middle of the paint. Who was your favorite NBA team growing up? Lakers, without a doubt. If you could go back in history and meet any person from the past, who would it be? Jesus. Who has been your biggest role model in basketball? Victor Oladipo, my old high school teammate. Android or iPhone? iPhone all day, team Apple we are in here. Where would be your dream vacation? Venice, Italy. It looks like nice. Who is the greatest basketball player of all time? Michael Jordan, without a doubt. If you couldn't be a professional basketball player, what would you like to be when you finish college? A singer in pop, little R&B or some soul music, or a comedian. Who has the best Twitter handle on the team? Beejay Anya (@BAnya-Allday), without a doubt. 48  ■  the wolfpacker 48-50,52,54,56,58-60,62,64,66.Men's Bios.indd 48 10/22/13 12:33 PM

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