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Warren will return to NC State

Posted April 3, 2013
Updated April 4, 2013

North Carolina State forward T.J. Warren will return for his sophomore season, he confirmed to WRAL News Wednesday.

“I will be back,” Warren said. “I love NC State! It’s just something about this place.”

The 6-foot-8 Durham native appeared in all 35 games for the Wolfpack last season, starting in 14. He averaged 12.1 points and 4.2 rebounds per game as a freshman while seeing better than 27 minutes per contest. He was also second on the team with 42 steals.

Warren also took to twitter on Wednesday afternoon saying "Excited for the future #packnation".

Warren will be just one of three players on the Wolfpack roster next year to have started a game in 2012-13 and the only player to have started more than two. Guard Tyler Lewis started two games last year and center Jordan Vandenberg started once.

Since NC State’s season ended in their tournament opener to Temple, the Pack have lost Richard Howell and Scott Wood to graduation, Lorenzo Brown and Calvin Leslie to the NBA Draft and Rodney Purvis to a transfer.

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  • freespeech Apr 4, 8:32 p.m.

    Seasons come and seasons go....so do the players. NC State will probably do as well next year as they did this.

  • Gunnstigator Apr 4, 7:00 p.m.

    When the Twins and D2 left UNC, Pack nation was predicting the end of the world for UNC... View More

    — Posted by wjuliang

    I'm sure there will be a lot of chatter when the decisions of JMM, Hairston, and Bullock are made public.

  • Gunnstigator Apr 4, 6:57 p.m.

    UNC fans might need to think about things here they might not have a team when the NCAA and THE... View More

    — Posted by rlee1117

    Nobody other than Kane, his boss, and FackPride members care anymore.

    — Posted by heelsforever

    I think the NCAA may be sidetracked by the grade changes that were discovered at Auburn in 2011 involving their football team.

  • Gunnstigator Apr 4, 6:55 p.m.

    hey 78fu40, and state is such a perfect school, never done anything wrong...

    — Posted by Top 5 Beaters

    I hope the 65 isn't your graduation year, because I'm beginning to wonder about your reading... View More

    — Posted by 78FJ40

    All of those radio guys have one agenda; to get people to listen. They'll defecate on whoever,... View More

    — Posted by heelsforever

    Totally agree. It's all about listeners = ratings and mouse clicks = revenue. These guys are paid to stir the pot.

  • heelsforever Apr 4, 5:20 p.m.

    UNC fans might need to think about things here they might not have a team when the NCAA and THE... View More

    — Posted by rlee1117

    Nobody other than Kane, his boss, and FackPride members care anymore.

  • heelsforever Apr 4, 5:18 p.m.

    hey 78fu40, and state is such a perfect school, never done anything wrong...

    — Posted by Top 5 Beaters

    I hope the 65 isn't your graduation year, because I'm beginning to wonder about your reading... View More

    — Posted by 78FJ40

    All of those radio guys have one agenda; to get people to listen. They'll defecate on whoever, whenever they think it brings in lsiteners. It's juts been your turn recently.

  • Sauras69 Apr 4, 4:02 p.m.

    Any player that can come in as a freshman into the ACC, and average 12.1 ppg, 4.2 rebs, and have 42 steals is as good as any that I've seen. His points alone helped State win several games. He will be a force next season if he works in the weight room. Glad he made this decision.

  • Top 5 Beaters Apr 4, 3:00 p.m.

    pot meet kettle ^

  • shakennotstirred Apr 4, 2:57 p.m.

    Now that Gottfried has the tumors out of the program, we can play team basketball. Bring in... View More

    — Posted by MskoorB

    Man you are as positive as it gets. Everyone leaves or transfers and u call it "Gottfried got... View More

    — Posted by vile garbage

    LOL! Whew, thank god we have someone here who has the inside scoop....not.

    I love these people... View More

    — Posted by grayboomerang

    You don't have to have inside information to know that if every single one of those players that... View More

    — Posted by vile garbage

    What I do know is both of your post above are FAILS. You know nothing about Purvis/Gottfried/Brown/Leslie relationship unless you have met with them during these decisions. When you guess at something and dismiss someone else guess, it's really quite hypocritical.

  • wjuliang Apr 4, 2:52 p.m.

    State lost a lot but keep in mind they do have the #9 ranked recruiting class coming in and... View More

    — Posted by Top 5 Beaters

    What's your point? UNC always has a top 10 class and they did the exact same as State this year.... View More

    — Posted by shakennotstirred

    Same? #3 in the conference, ACC tourney finalist, and made it to the second round of the NCAA's. And this was considered a down year for UNC.

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