Point guard Ryan Harrow leaving NC State
Gary Parrish reported today that starting point guard Ryan Harrow will leave N.C. State after one season rather than play for new coach Mark Gottfried. The news was not unexpected, but it's a little bit surprising that Harrow waited so long to announce that he'd transfer, and never threw his name into the NBA hat, to at least gauge his options on that front.
Regardless of the mechanics of it all, the Wolfpack now look to 2011-12 with rising sophomore Lorenzo Brown as the main option at lead guard. Brett Friedlander of the Wilmington Star-News points out that Brown - who is not afraid to drive to the hoop and make plays - is actually very effective with the ball in his hands, but won't be able to handle the load alone.