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NCSU to honor Lorenzo Charles

Posted June 28, 2011

— NC State plans to honor the death of former NCSU forward Lorenzo Charles, whose iconic last second dunk earned them the 1983 National Championship title.

“We are deeply saddened by the untimely passing of Lorenzo Charles, a Wolfpack hero,” said athletic director, Deborah A. Yow. “The Wolfpack Family mourns today as we remember his athletic accomplishments, his excellent character and his winning dunk in the 1983 National Championship game. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this most difficult time.”

The university has made the following plans to honor Charles' legacy:

  • Adopt a commemorative patch for use on the men’s basketball uniforms for the 2011-12 season.
  • Recognize the contributions of Lorenzo at the Football Home Opener v. Liberty (All-American Day) on September 3rd, with a video. Lorenzo Charles will headline the recognition of our Wolfpack All-Americans in all varsity sports.
  • Recognize Lorenzo during the James A. Naismith Sportsmanship Award ceremony at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday evening, June 29th, sponsored by the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Post on GoPack.com a story honoring Lorenzo, accompanied by a photo gallery and highlight video.
  • A potential endowment in Lorenzo Charles’ name for the Men’s Basketball program through the Wolfpack Club. This idea will be discussed with the family upon their availability. When fully endowed, the Lorenzo Charles Scholarship Endowment would pay the scholarship costs for a student-athlete at NC State.

“Lorenzo Charles was always a fan favorite,” said Wolfpack Club Executive Director, Bobby Purcell. “People loved his style of play on the court and his infectious smile off of it. Wolfpack Club members everywhere are sharing in the grief over the loss of #43.”

Charles will also be commemorated at the annual lighting of the Bell Tower each March 7th on Founder’s Day, a university tradition that recognizes all of the members of the NC State community we have lost.

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  • Big Mike Jun 29, 2011

    I hope it wasn't driver error that caused his early death...sad to see Lo leave us but Jimmy V has another great player on his heavenly team now...

  • lmartin152 Jun 28, 2011

    Most outstanding choices made to honor Lorenzo Charles, and very well-deserved. The Dunk not withstanding, this was a kid who grew into a man in a very public way, and he will be sorely missed in our community. Again, much love and prayers for comfort to his family and friends.

  • VT1994Hokie Jun 28, 2011

    Thurl Bailey stated a really great one. "I guess Jimmy V has found someone to hug."

  • dtd1961 Jun 28, 2011

    I was living in Louisville, KY, but came back to NC just to watch the Final 4 scince my wife was from Louisville. I still have my NC State champ tee shirt. He will be missed by many.

  • VT1994Hokie Jun 28, 2011

    A really nice gesture. They have arranged some great things to recognize and honor Lorenzo. Great job by the AD and NC State University to plan all of this today. God bless all of his family members, loved ones, and a host of friends. Totally sad.

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