NC State assistant coach Rob Moxley had a few things to get off his chest on Thursday night, and in doing so managed to reference his days with Bobby Lutz at UNC-Charlotte, throw shade at Duke, and show a whole lot of enthusiasm for the future of the Wolfpack program.
Here's how it began:
Demon brown. I appreciate your toughness and loyalty! You picked Charlotte over uconn after they won national title. #real player!! Love u— Rob moxley (@Robmoxgopack) April 24, 2015
Rodney white. Love you !! You picked Charlotte over Kansas! You believed in us and you became #9 pick in 2001 NBA draft and fr of year!!— Rob moxley (@Robmoxgopack) April 24, 2015
And we won CUSA title and beat Tennessee in big dance! Helping bobby lutz become all time winningest coach at Charlotte. Need believers!!!— Rob moxley (@Robmoxgopack) April 24, 2015
Demon Brown and Rodney White were two of Moxley's recruiting coups while at Charlotte with Lutz. Moxley and Lutz have spent more than a decade working together, including their time at NC State. The Charlotte gig helped Moxley earn a reputation as one of the better recruiters in the country.
The notable bit to file away is that Moxley lauds players who chose a less-prominent program over blue-bloods. He continues:
Need tough enough guys to bleed red and lead a great program!!! Wolfpack!!!!!!— Rob moxley (@Robmoxgopack) April 24, 2015
You know your name!!! David Thompson is the greatest college player of all time. Don't be afraid to make your own history!! #wolf pack!!!!!— Rob moxley (@Robmoxgopack) April 24, 2015
Here comes the first shot at Duke:
Nc state has the best fans in the USA. We will fill the PNC when we cut the nets down. Will not be 1/4 filled. Step up!! #real fans— Rob moxley (@Robmoxgopack) April 24, 2015
We're back to Charlotte for a quick second:
Brendan Plavich. 10 threes in the carrier dome as they hung the national championship banner 7 at cincy 9 vs Lville. Real players real heart— Rob moxley (@Robmoxgopack) April 24, 2015
You may remember Plavich as the shooting ace on the Charlotte team State beat in the NCAAs a decade ago.
Back to Duke:
Our fans live in North Carolina!! Not nj and ny. Where do you want to live?? Everett case. Jimmy v. Mark Gottfried. Let's go Need believers— Rob moxley (@Robmoxgopack) April 24, 2015
(Would this be the wrong time to mention that Jim Valvano was born in Queens and went to Rutgers? Wouldn't Brandon Ingram still get to live in North Carolina if he went to Duke? HERE'S A LITTLE AGIT FOR THE NEVER-BELIEVERS YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH)
And on to the group hug:
Love my job!! Love real fans and real passion!! From Towe to Corch!Thompson to Hawkeye. Whose next?! Don't come unless u want to be great— Rob moxley (@Robmoxgopack) April 24, 2015
4 ncaa s 2 sweet 16s. Next step final four and you know what happens when n c state gets to the final four!! Cut the nets! Gottfried wins!!!— Rob moxley (@Robmoxgopack) April 24, 2015
The great Norm Sloan. Didn't mean to leave you out!!!— Rob moxley (@Robmoxgopack) April 24, 2015
That spiel was on the long-winded side by Twitter standards and punctuated right on cue with support from Julius Hodge and Chris Corchiani, but the big takeaway from this literary club over the head is that five-star forward Brandon Ingram is going to Duke. That shouldn't be a surprise to anybody--save maybe poor Cloud--but this is as close to direct confirmation as we're likely to get before Ingram announces on Monday.