NC State's Brown To Enter NBA Draft

RALEIGH, N.C. - NC State junior guard Lorenzo Brown has announced that he will forego his final season of eligibility and enter his name into the 2013 NBA Draft.

Brown, a second-team All-ACC selection by both the media and coaches in 2012-13, averaged 12.4 points, led the league in assists (7.2/gm) and ranked second in the conference in steals (2.0/gm). He started 32 contests this season.

"I feel that it is in my best interest and the best interest of my family to make this move now," said Brown. "I have enjoyed my NC State career and it has been a privilege to be a part of rebuilding this program. I am proud to be a member of the Pack for life."

Brown started 95 of the 101 games he played during his collegiate career. He averaged 11.6 points during his three campaigns and is one of only three players in school history to record over 500 career assists (589).

"We are grateful to Lorenzo for his contributions to our program and wish him nothing but the best in the future," said State head coach Mark Gottfried. "I am looking forward to watching him play basketball for many years to come."