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NC State's de Thaey leaving the program

Posted November 26, 2012

— North Carolina State sophomore forward Thomas de Thaey has decided to leave the Wolfpack basketball program head coach Mark Gottfried announced Monday.

DeThaey will return to Belgium to be with his father, who is ill, and pursue professional basketball opportunities.

“Thomas let our staff know Sunday that he felt it was important to return home to be with his family at this time,” Gottfried said. “I wish him the best.” N.C. State Logo More NCSU Stories

De Thaey, a 6-foot-8 native of Dendermonde, played in 22 games with NC State, averaging 1.7 points and 1.3 rebounds per game. In NC State’s season-opening win over Miami (OH), de Thaey scored a career-high 10 points.

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  • Toddler10-21 Nov 27, 12:09 p.m.

    Hope he is back.

  • Toddler10-21 Nov 27, 8:42 a.m.

    Wish the kid the best. The Ryan Harrow thing is more than Ryan being sick. I had a chance to talk to him when he decided on UK. Told him that CAL would be on him hard. Just suck it up and play hard. Sure enough. Cal called him out on ESPN All Access. Told him he lacked heart, and wasnt tough enough to be his point guard. Now Mays is the starter, and no Harrow sighting since.

  • Elem-Teach Nov 26, 11:32 p.m.

    NCguy said--did anyone else see that Ryan harrow quit kentucky.

    I saw where he returned to practice yesterday!!

  • TsKaMF Nov 26, 10:16 p.m.

    Instant Karma. Fire O'Brien and the wheels will start to fall off the wagon.

    — Posted by royunc

    Oh yeah, huge loss for the Pack. How can they replace a superstar like him. And to even mention... View More

    — Posted by rherring23

    Screen name. Nuff said.

    Best wishes to TDT, his father, and his family.

  • iron fist Nov 26, 7:53 p.m.

    Losing TDT hurts. If for nothing else, he could come in and spell for a few minutes.

    I hate it... View More

    — Posted by Got Peart

    We all wish the best for him and his dad. It's got to be hard leaving home and living in another... View More

    — Posted by ncstateforever

    I didn't know his dad had cancer, I wish him well and I hope and pray his dad gets the best treatment available and beats his cancer.

  • Gunnstigator Nov 26, 7:50 p.m.

    Wishing deThaey and his Dad all the best. deThaey has to do what's best for him and his family, and he's doing just that by going home.

  • rherring23 Nov 26, 7:45 p.m.

    Instant Karma. Fire O'Brien and the wheels will start to fall off the wagon.

    — Posted by royunc

    Oh yeah, huge loss for the Pack. How can they replace a superstar like him. And to even mention TOB's firing in a bb story, congrats, you win for the most idio*tc post of the week so far.

  • ncstateforever Nov 26, 6:16 p.m.

    Losing TDT hurts. If for nothing else, he could come in and spell for a few minutes.

    I hate it... View More

    — Posted by Got Peart

    We all wish the best for him and his dad. It's got to be hard leaving home and living in another culture.

  • Got Peart Nov 26, 5:30 p.m.

    Losing TDT hurts. If for nothing else, he could come in and spell for a few minutes.

    I hate it for him. He's in a new country, and obvioiusly struggling to adapt. The guy's work ethic is ridiculous. He is a gym rat - he's always talking about getting his shots up. But for whatever reason it wasn't working for him here.

    His dad was diagnosed with Cancer in the spring, and he went back homne for a time during after spring semester. That is a big part of this, but also too, he's been unhappy with regards to playkng time. So there are a number of things leading to his decision.

    I appreciate his efforts, and I hope things work out for him and his dad.

    We will miss #13 this year!

  • firebirdbaseballer09 Nov 26, 5:30 p.m.

    Some of you people really need to evaluate your purpose in life. The guys dad has cancer and he wants to be with him and you guys are cracking jokes about him leaving and making up stuff. Get a life!!

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