NC State: Rowan leaving Wolfpack program after 2 years

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State sophomore guard Maverick Rowan is leaving the program.

Athletic spokesman Fred Demarest said Thursday that Rowan had informed new coach Kevin Keatts that he had decided to leave North Carolina State. It is unclear whether Rowan plans to transfer or pursue possible professional playing opportunities.

Rowan, a 6-foot-7 wing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was third on the team in scoring at 12 points per game while shooting 36 percent from 3-point range.

Rowan started 17 games for the Wolfpack (15-17), who suffered a second straight losing season that led to the firing of coach Mark Gottfried and the arrival of Keatts from UNC Wilmington.

Star freshman point guard Dennis Smith Jr., the team's leading scorer at 18.1 points, has already declared for the NBA draft.


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