The future is clearly bright for NC State basketball, landing one of the top recruiting classes in the nation.
But all that talent comes in next year. What about this year?
The Wolfpack lost leading scorer Tracy Smith and welcome in a new head coach in Mark Gottfried.
A lot of things have changed, but the nucleus is still there for a team that has not even begun to tap into its potential.
If Gottfried had his way, these bold predictions about the Pack can happen this year.