Fun with Wolfpack Numbers

Grant Halverson

NC State has four active players with over 1000 points: Wood (1261) , Leslie (1139), Howell (1024), and Brown (1023). As far as I can tell, this is the first time in school history that has happened. NC State now has 48 career 1000-point scorers.

Big Rich passed Todd Fuller on Saturday to move into sixth on the career rebound list with 896. At his current rate, he could move past John Richter (936) and into the top five in a couple of weeks. Keep up 11 rebounds per game, and good post-season run could put him in reach of Tommy Burleson's second (1066). Second through fourth are within 10 of each other, so we'll definitely need some post-season games to get into that range. Man, there were a whole lot of missed shots to go around in the old days.

Also, did you realize that back in his MDB (Midshipman DickBeard) days in 2011, Rich was a 40% three-point shooter? That part of his game has been sadly(?) neglected this season, as the responsibilities of Cap'n don't leave time to venture so far from the rim.

Scott Wood has 281 career 3-pointers, and needs 42 more to pass Rodney Monroe for the career lead. Again, a milestone that could be reached in a tournament game. Wood needs 17 more to move into the all-time ACC top ten, and bump Jon Scheyer out, both of which are very worthy goals.

Lorenzo Brown recently passed Clyde Austin and is third on the Wolfpack career assist list with 493. Hopefully he will reach the 500 milestone on Tuesday, though getting seven against Virginia is probably like 20 against North Carolina. Lo has a good shot at ending the year at 1200 points / 600 assists, which would make him the second State player to do that, and probably put him in the all-time ACC top 25 in assists (25th is currently 598, and I assume he is the active leader.) Don't have Corch's rebound stats handy, but my guess is Lo will be the first to reach 1000 points / 500 assists / 400 rebounds. Man, if he came back for his senior year - he'd probably end up 5th on the ACC career assist list, and with more points and rebounds than any of the top four.

Calvin Leslie is six rebounds away from 600 in his career. Even with the Virginia statistical discount, that's within reach in the next game. He needs to get to 705 to get into the Wolfpack career top 20. Calvin is already the all-time leader in AWESOME: