NC State is one of a slew of schools to reach out to former Cleveland State forward Anton Grady, per ESPN's Jeff Goodman. Grady, who averaged 14.3 points and 7.9 rebounds per game in 2015, is a graduate transfer and will be eligible to play immediately at his next school.
Cleveland State transfer Anton Grady told ESPN he has heard from: Kansas, K-State, Iowa St, Xavier, Pitt, Wichita St, Dayton, NC State, Neb.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 23, 2015
Grady was CSU's second-leading scorer last season and top rebounder. He was a significant part of the Vikings' offense throughout his career there, and boasts a ton of starting experience. His high workloads cost him efficiency, but the 6-8, 225-pounder is a respectable 49.5% shooter inside the arc. He is a strong rebounder at both ends of the floor, particularly at the defensive end, where he has twice finished among the top 50 nationally in defensive rebounding percentage. He's also an above-average shot blocker.
As far as negatives go, he's foul prone, his turnover rate is a bit high (but not cringe-inducing), and he's a career 63.6% free throw shooter. Sounds like a Wolfpack forward already!
Despite those issues, if State wants to add some offense to its frontcourt, Grady would fit the bill. The question--and I realize I'm getting way far way way ahead of myself here--is how he'd fit into the mix considering that he's been a go-to guy for his entire career.