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NC State signs JUCO guard Desmond Lee

Posted April 18, 2013

— NC State has signed New Mexico Junior College guard Desmond Lee, Wolfpack head basketball coach Mark Gottfried announced Thursday. Lee will join the Pack’s 2013 recruiting class and will have two seasons to play for the Wolfpack starting this fall.

“We are really excited to add Desmond,” said Gottfried. “He is a true combo guard who can play off the ball and is very good with the ball in his hands.

“We love how he shoots and he will add an additional three-point shooter for us. He brings high character to our program and it was important to add another upperclassman with the maturity that Desmond possesses.”

The 6-4, 194 pound guard averaged 20.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game for coach James Miller this past season. His scoring average was the fifth-best in the JUCO ranks. Lee helped the program finish the year 27-7 and earned second-team All-American honors on the junior college level.

The native of Norfolk, Va., led New Mexico J.C. to the national tournament in Hutchinson, Kan., where the team lost 88-87 in overtime to the eventual champion Northwest Florida State. Lee had 23 points, 11 rebounds and three assists in his final junior college game.

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  • Luxy Apr 19, 12:01 a.m.

    Can't get into Arky but makes the cut at moo? Reeks of desperation, lol.

    LOL, +2009. This made me guhCHORTLE

    Lather, rinse, repeat.


    The state college Way.

  • Deacons Apr 18, 8:26 p.m.

    This is clearly an upgrade over Purvis.

    We're going to have a tough time replacing the other... View More

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again01

    I agree, to me Purvis was way over rated.

  • Deacons Apr 18, 8:23 p.m.

    He'll probably flunk right out during his first semeseter unless State can find someone to take... View More

    — Posted by Obamacare survives

    You mean like UNC does in writing papers for their football players? Good idea, thanks.

  • dawgitall Apr 18, 7:34 p.m.

    He is a shooting guard, not a point guard.

  • slayerhil Apr 18, 7:33 p.m.

    This guy could be ACC POY next year for all y'all know. He could come in and own everyone a la Jeremy Lin style. ;)

  • Kenan-FlaglerAlumni Apr 18, 6:24 p.m.

    Let's see, he doesn't qualify academically out of high school (hey, at least he went to a real... View More

    — Posted by GoHeels1969

    Wow this guy is stupid! Another UNC-CHeat fan talking academics. comical!

    — Posted by PackisBack

    Careful, that guy might be your boss.

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Apr 18, 5:16 p.m.

    Does this give the wussies enough warm bodies to put a team on the court yet?

    — Posted by stillheelman73

    [quote=12356079]Post by stillheelman73[/quotE them wussies beat unc at pnc this year end of... View More

    — Posted by jmdog37

    They then proceeded to lose to UNC by more at the Dean Dome, make an early exit from the ACC... View More

    — Posted by stillheelman73

    'wussdog'? Really? Is that some sort of insult in Chapel Hill? Or would you know?

  • Hokies94 Apr 18, 4:24 p.m.

    Sounds like a solid pick up. Losing that many players, they need some experience and a shooter.

  • Toddler10-21 Apr 18, 3:56 p.m.

    Owns you in everything? One and five the last six in football!! UNC lost to Duke in football!! LOL!!

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Apr 18, 3:52 p.m.

    He'll probably flunk right out during his first semeseter unless State can find someone to take... View More

    — Posted by Obamacare survives

    Wrong university - look over in Chapel Hill.

    — Posted by avidreader

    No, at Chapel Hill, the athletes don't HAVE exams.

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