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November 2015 Issue

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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80 ■ THE WOLFPACKER 2015-16 WOLFPACK BASKETBALL PREVIEW ■ Maverick Rowan 24 • G/F Fr. • Fort Lauderdale, Fla. • 6-7 • 215 Analysis: Rowan chose to reclassify from the 2016 class to 2015, and he picked NC State over the summer over finalists Louisville, St. John's and West Virginia. He had a reputation as a sharpshooter at the high school level, and he has a chance to make an immediate impact for the Wolfpack on the wing. Career Highlights: Was rated as a four-star prospect out of high school by … In three seasons of high school basketball, totaled 2,383 career points … Averaged 28.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game for Cardinal Gibbons High in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., as a junior, leading the team to 32-1 record and state 5A title … Voted Florida's 5A Player of the Year … Was named Pennsylvania's 1A Player of the Year as a sophomore in 2014 while playing for Lincoln Park High School in Midland, Pa., after averaging 24.3 points per game and leading team to a state title. Coach's Corner: "I think he was as good a perimeter shooter as there was in the country as far as high school players go, but he hasn't done it at our level. … I think he's got a chance to be a really good player." — Mark Gottfried Personal: His father, Ron Rowan, played college basketball at St. John's and was a third-round pick in the 1986 NBA Draft … First name is inspired by the Tom Cruise character in the 1986 blockbuster movie "Top Gun." Ten Questions With Maverick Rowan What was the last movie you saw in the theater? "Straight Outta Compton." Who is the worst dancer on the team? I don't know. What is your ideal vacation destination? Fort Lauderdale. Who is your favorite current NC State football player? The quarterback. What is your favorite spot on NC State's cam - pus? My bed. What is your biggest pet peeve? I don't like being late to places. Who is the best player right now in the NBA? Kobe Bryant, he's my favorite player. What is your favorite arena that you have played in outside of NC State? This high school in Fort Lauderdale called Dillard. Who is the best player you've played against? [Indiana Pacers star] Paul George. If you were given one last meal, what would it be? Filet mignon, medium-rare. PHOTO BY KEN MARTIN

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