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IPS NC State Fantasy Basketball Draft: Rounds 3 and 4

July 10, 2020
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Inside Pack Sports staff members James Henderson, Jon Stout, Ethan Barry, and Andrew Schnittker recently conducted an all-time NC State Fantasy Basketball Draft.

The six-round snake draft consisted of each team selecting two guards, two forwards, a post, and a flex position.

The draft order was random generated with Ethan receiving the first pick followed by Andrew, James, and Jon.

Here is a look at the write-ups for the first two rounds of the draft: LINK

NOTE: We will post two rounds of each draft. Following the three stories we will also post the podcast of the actual draft.



ROUND 3


3.01 Ethan Barry - Guard Sidney Lowe

I’m not confident as I make this pick, but I’ve got to trust my board and I built that off my record books.

My top five forwards are off the board and I’ve already got my big guy, so I pretty much have to go guard here.

Top three in school history in both assists and steals, and I’ve already got two big time scorers, so I need a guy to get them the ball. Plus, another guy who won a title.

3.02 Andrew Schnittker - Guard Lorenzo Brown

I loved watching Lorenzo Brown play, and I love landing him as my point guard here. Brown sits fourth in school history with 589 assists, just 18 behind Markell Johnson despite playing one fewer season.

Brown was capable of scoring the basketball, as well, with 11.6 career points per game, and he offers decent size for a point guard at 6-foot-5.

Love getting a versatile, two-time second or third team All-ACC player at point guard.

Tom Gugliotta was the No. 6 overall pick in the 1992 NBA Draft.

3.03 James Henderson - Flex Tom Gugliotta

Yep, I have two forwards already, but I’m not passing up on Googs, who slots in nicely in my flex position.

Another high-level scorer, Googs was two-time All-ACC and an All-American as a senior when he was simply dominant.  Ahead of his time with his shooting ability at 6’10”, Googs could star in any era.

He ended also being one of the Pack’s best-ever pros after being the No. 6 pick in the 1992 NBA draft and spending 13 years in the league.

I love the firepower I’ve acquired through three rounds.

3.04 Jon Stout - Guard Hawkeye Whitney

To this point, I added the program’s greatest distributor and one of the best big men in school history. It was time to add a scorer, so I decided to plug Hawkeye Whitney into my second guard spot.

Hawkeye was the first player in NC State basketball history to be named the ACC Rookie of the Year. He also added All-ACC honors in 1979 and 1980. Whitney followed up his stellar freshman season with three-straight years of leading the Wolfpack in scoring. He finished his career ranked fifth in points (1,964), third in field goals made (826) and ninth in school history with 166 steals.

The former NC State great was drafted 16th overall in the 1980 NBA Draft by the Kansas City Kings.

ROUND 4 


4.01 Jon Stout - Forward Richard Howell

Big Rich is my personal all-time favorite player, so I wanted to make sure I locked him up before someone sniped him. I already have Shavlik listed at the post position but the two could work interchangeably at PF/C if this team was really hooping.

Howell was an absolute beast on the boards and an integral piece during State’s tournament appearances in his final two seasons. His 392 offensive rebounds remain the most in program history, and Howell’s single season record of 135 offensive boards has yet to be eclipsed.

Howell earned First-Team All-ACC honors as a senior and finished his four-year career ranked 5th in program history with 1,055 total rebounds. He is only one of five players to record more than 1,000 rebounds at State.

4.02 James Henderson - Post Todd Fuller

My strategy was built around waiting to fill my guard spots, and I love landing Todd Fuller in the fourth round.

Another one of my favorites, Fuller improved throughout his career, earning third-team, second-team, and first-team All-ACC honors as a sophomore, junior, and senior, respectively.

He was skilled and sound, and another 20-point per game scorer on my roster... love his versatility and rebounding. 

Also, all four of my selections so far have been first-round NBA picks. 

Scott Wood holds the record for most three-pointers made by a Wolfpack player.

4.03 Andrew Schnittker - Forward Scott Wood

Shooters shoot. Am I giving up some size and taking a risk defensively playing Hodge and Wood at forward? Obviously.

Can your team outscore mine? Unlikely.

Wood is first in school history and fifth in ACC history with 334 3-pointers. Jon took my all-time favorite NC State player, so I’ll take my second.

4.04 Ethan Barry - Forward Bobby Speight

Going off the radar here but I’ve got to keep my short-shorts team intact.

I love the value here getting the #4 rebounder in school history, and he’s just outside the top ten in scoring despite playing in an era where scoring wasn’t exactly easy to come by – and doing so in only three years.

He was an all-American and all-conference guy, as well.

IPS NC State Fantasy Basketball Draft
 

ROUND/PICK TEAM POSITION PLAYER
1.01 Barry F David Thompson
1.02 Schnittker G Rodney Monroe
1.03 Henderson F T.J. Warren
1.04 Stout G Chris Corchiani
2.01 Stout P Ronnie Shavlik
2.02 Henderson F Kenny Carr
2.03 Schnittker F Julius Hodge
2.04 Barry P Tommy Burleson
3.01 Barry G Sidney Lowe
3.02 Schnittker G Lorenzo Brown
3.03 Henderson FLX Tom Gugliotta
3.04 Stout G Hawkeye Whitney
4.01 Stout F Richard Howell
4.02 Henderson P Todd Fuller
4.03 Schnittker F Scott Wood
4.04 Barry F Bobby Speight


Team Rosters
 

TEAM GUARD GUARD FORWARD FORWARD POST FLEX
James Henderson     T.J. Warren Kenny Carr Todd Fuller Tom Gugliotta
Jon Stout Chris Corchiani Hawkeye Whitney Richard Howell   Ronnie Shavlik  
Ethan Barry Sidney Lowe   David Thompson Bobby Speight Tommy Burleson  
Andrew Schnittker Rodney Monroe Lorenzo Brown Julius Hodge Scott Wood    

 

 
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