Dennis Smith still gaining his college legs
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Dennis Smith still gaining his college legs

Slow start for Wolfpack and highly touted freshman point guard

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North Carolina State fans waited the past year for the debut of freshman point guard Dennis Smith Jr., a player projected as high as the first pick of the 2017 NBA Draft.

They’ll have to wait at least a couple more days to see what Smith really has to offer the program. He was underwhelming in his freshman debut, although the Wolfpack survived with an 81-79 victory over Georgia Southern Friday night at PNC Arena. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

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