Patrick Wallace will be transferring from NC State's basketball program. This has been reported by the Fayetteville Observer's website and additional outlets. In the 2014-2015 season, Wallace only managed to play in five games. The 6-foot-1 guard totaled six points, two rebounds in 11 minutes of mop-up time. He's already received his release.
For a player considered a lethal shooter despite his misleading numbers, it's likely that Wallace wants more playing time at a lesser program than that of the Wolfpack. In the 2013-2014 campaign, Wallace went 4-9 from three-land on the year. Perhaps he could perform behind a higher body of work with a more modest Division 1 school.
To NC State fans, Wallace might be remembered for his infectious enthusiasm. I can recall the youngster out of Charlotte cheering crazily after NC State received a No. 12 seed on Selection Sunday back in his freshman year. He was also one of several bench players to join the mob following NC State's recent wins over LSU and Villanova.
For the Wolfpack's immediate basketball future, this doesn't impact them one way or another. The key potential transfer is Kyle Washington, a player Wallace spent time with at the Brewster Academy in New Hampshire. Washington returning for his junior year would be exciting news. It's even more important for Cat Barber and Trevor Lacey to stay in Raleigh rather than pursue an early NBA dream.
To the 20-year-old Wallace, we wish him the best of luck. Maybe his career three-point numbers can develop consistency with actual minutes. We already know his enthusiasm needs no practice.