With the start of the college hoops season still months away, there’s no shortage of optimism at top programs around the country. Every team in the preseason rankings has good reason to believe that this could be the year they put it all together and make a deep NCAA Tournament run.
North Carolina State was one of March’s biggest surprises a year ago, battling to the Sweet 16 as a No. 11 seed. Now, the Wolfpack is the ACC frontrunner behind the leadership of do-everything point guard Lorenzo Brown.
Read on for more on what Brown means to N.C. State, plus the strongest assets for all the rest of ESPN’s preseason Top 25.