NC State's De Thaey Leaving Basketball Program

RALEIGH, N.C. – NC State sophomore forward Thomas de Thaey has decided to leave the Wolfpack basketball program head coach Mark Gottfried announced Monday.

DeThaey will return to Belgium to be with his father, who is ill, and to pursue professional basketball opportunities in his homeland.

“Thomas let our staff know Sunday that he felt it was important to return home to be with his family at this time,” Gottfried said. “I wish him the best.”

De Thaey, a 6-8 native of Dendermonde, played in 22 games as a member of the Pack with a career average of 1.7 points per game and 1.3 rebounds per contest. In NC State’s season-opening win over Miami of Ohio, de Thaey scored a career-high 10 points.