The Wolfpacker

November 2015 Issue

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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2015-16 WOLFPACK BASKETBALL PREVIEW PHOTO BY KEN MARTIN 74 ■ THE WOLFPACKER ■ Shaun Kirk 22 • G/F Fr. • Whiteville, N.C. • 6-8 • 195 Analysis: Kirk was a late arrival on the recruiting scene last spring, when he emerged with offers from NC State and Kentucky in April and chose to sign with the Wolfpack. He is reportedly a great athlete and leaper whose best days are ahead of him. How much he will contribute this season will depend on how quickly he adjusts to the college level and rounds out his game. Career Highlights: Rated as a three-star prospect coming out of Whiteville (N.C.) High by … Averaged 18.6 points, 5.0 re - bounds and 2.1 steals per game as a senior, and was named the district and county player of the year … Played in the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West Game and had 23 points while shooting 9 of 18 from the field, including 3 of 8 on three-pointers, and added six rebounds and two steals … Was an AAU teammate in the spring of NC State five- star class of 2017 verbal commitment Dennis Smith Jr. of Fayetteville (N.C.) Trinity Christian. Coach's Corner: "I don't have a crystal ball, but I can see him as a sophomore or junior where I would say, 'That guy is getting pretty good.' … I like a lot of things about him. He's a talented guy. But he comes from a small school, and it's a much bigger stage with much better competition." — Mark Gottfried Personal: Enrolled in First Year College … Active member at his home - town church. Ten Questions With Shaun Kirk What was the last movie you saw in the theater? "Ant-Man." Who is the worst dancer on the team? I would say myself. What is your ideal vacation destination? I always wanted to go to Hawaii. Who is your favorite current NC State football player? Pharoah McKever. What is your favorite spot on NC State's campus? The Atrium, me and the twins go there all the time. What is your biggest pet peeve? Waking up in the morning for class. Who is the best player right now in the NBA? LeBron James. What is your favorite arena that you have played in outside of NC State? Fayetteville Coliseum. Who is the best player you've played against? I have no clue. If you were given one last meal, what would it be? Philly cheesesteak.

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