Gottfried: Shabazz Napier, Ryan Boatright Are NC State’s Concern …

by Categorized: Kevin Ollie, Ryan Boatright, Shabazz Napier, UConn men's basketball

No surprise here. NC State coach Mark Gottfried is  most concerned about the Huskies’ guards going into the Jimmy V. Classic game at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night. At his presser in North Carolina on Friday, Gottfried said:


“They seem to be a guard oriented team that is really quick. I think Kevin Ollie is trying to instill that in teams. They are really getting up in guys, getting after them. That will be maybe a little different than we’ve seen. I think those guys are excited about Kevin coaching them. They want to play well and hard for him.”

 “..They have to guard us,” he said, “but we will have a hard time guarding [Boatright]. He’s small, he’s quick, he’s little. Scott Wood probably gets the first assignment on him but different guys will guard him throughout the game. He’s a tough player to defend and I think Napier is a tough player to defend.”

Here is a complete story on Gottfried’s press conference from the Pack Pride website.

More coming on the main site later today and in the Sunday Courant.

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