HoopsHype CJ Leslie rumors

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N.C. State's C.J. Leslie didn't display a consistent spirit, which is why NBA types question whether he can be a consistent performer at the next level. He will also likely have to play both forward spots depending on matchups. "He's definitely more of a four," one Southeast Division exec said. "He wanted to be a three. He impacted the game with his vertical lift. He will chase down balls. But he's more athlete than basketball player." NBA.com

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Pack Pride has learned that forward C.J. Leslie will be returning to NC State for his junior season. NC State forward C.J. Leslie has informed Pack Pride that he will be returning to State for his junior season. "I'm staying at State, that's the decision I've made," said Leslie. "I just felt like this was the best decision for me. The program is moving in the right direction, and I will finish it out and I'm excited about where we are heading at NC State. Scout.com

April 10, 2012 Updates

There was more than a hint of drama as N.C. State’s C.J. Leslie stood silently in front of television cameras and reporters for nearly 30 seconds. The subject of NBA draft speculation wore a bemused smile as lights were clicked on and microphones were clipped to his gray Nike T-shirt. Of course that drama didn’t end once he started talking. At Monday night’s N.C. State basketball banquet, the sophomore forward said he was still gathering information and had not yet reached a decision on whether or not he would return next season. He said he planned on making a decision later this week. “I’m letting it go wherever it goes,” Leslie said. “I’m not stressing about it. Whatever I decide to do is going to be whatever I decide to do. I’m letting it play it out and just go from there.” FayObserver.com

April 4, 2012 Updates

In C.J. Leslie’s case, that means getting information from the NBA’s advisory committee, a group of league executives to provide potential early entry candidates with a sense of their draft status. Tuesday was the deadline to file that non-binding request, which Leslie did, and the NBA is required to provide a response by Friday. Once that information is in hand, Lisa Leslie said, the family will meet with N.C. State coach Mark Gottfried and make a decision. Raleigh News & Observer

May 11, 2011 Updates

NC State basketball player CJ Leslie is apologizing for his Twitter comment about an NBA player's sexuality, but one University group calling for action. On Tuesday afternoon, Leslie took to his Twitter account to speak his mind about former NBA player John Amaechi. "i'm no anti gay But I would rather not have a gay n the locker room. john Amaechi is to big to be gay...#imjussayin," tweeted Leslie. NBC17.com

Early Wednesday morning, after hearing news that his tweet caused a stir among some people, Leslie went back to Twitter to issue an apology. "Wanna apologize for hurting or offending any 1 with my tweets yesterday...Was watching espn about it and didn't think before I tweeted. Meant no disrespect to any 1." NBC17.com

April 26, 2011 Updates

N.C. State forward C.J. Leslie told the Wolfpack's coaches he did not petition the NBA for inclusion in this summer's draft as an early-entry candidate, team spokeswoman Annabelle Myers said Monday. The deadline for underclassmen to enter the draft was 11:59 p.m. Sunday. Leslie, who is from Holly Springs and played for Raleigh Word of God Academy, was named to the ACC all-freshman team this past season. Charlotte Observer

April 25, 2011 Updates

N.C. State forward C.J. Leslie has told the Wolfpack's coaches that he did not petition the NBA for inclusion in this summer's draft as an early-entry candidate, team spokeswoman Annabelle Myers said this afternoon. The deadline for underclassmen to enter the draft was 11:59 p.m. on Sunday. Leslie, who's from Holly Springs and played for Word of God Academy in high school, was named to the ACC all-freshman team last season. He led the Wolfpack in rebounding (7.2 rpg) and was second in scoring (11.0 ppg) only to senior Tracy Smith as N.C. State finished 15-16 in coach Sidney Lowe's final season. Charlotte Observer

N.C. State sports information director Annabelle Myers said early Sunday evening that to her knowledge, freshman forward C.J. Leslie had not declared for the NBA draft. Myers said the Wolfpack staff did not expect Leslie to enter the draft. The deadline for underclassmen to enter the draft was 11:59 p.m. Sunday. Charlotte Observer

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