The Wolfpacker

July 2016

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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140 ■ THE WOLFPACKER BY JACEY ZEMBAL N C State might have been forced to scramble in forming next year's roster, but head coach Mark Gott- fried likes the end result. Gottfried had always planned ahead to replace junior point guard Anthony Barber, though he did hold out some hope toward the end of last season that he might return. Barber, however, turned professional and signed with an agent, opening the point guard spot for five-star redshirt freshman Dennis Smith. Gottfried did not anticipate losing sophomore wings Caleb and Cody Martin, who both transferred to Nevada, but the Wolfpack have responded well in spring recruiting. NCSU signed post players Omer Yurtseven and Darius Hicks in mid-May, point guard Markell Johnson on June 20 and power forward Ted Kapita on June 24. The group, rated No. 7 in the country by, joins Smith and redshirt sopho- THE EXCITEMENT IS BACK The Men's Basketball Program Fills Its Roster With Talent And Changes Outlook Head coach Mark Gottfried added four new recruits in May and June, and also brought in two new assistant coaches during the offseason. PHOTO BY KEN MARTIN

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