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From Wolfpack football to a foothold in business

The concept of “Gryppers,” a startup company founded by Jamelle Eugene and DaJuan Morgan, was sketched out on that napkin. It has been a long road for Eugene, 29, and Morgan, 30, to turn the concept into reality, but after a year with N.C. State’s College of Textiles and the Poole Entrepreneurship Clinic, the pair can finally see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel.

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Grayson Allen most interesting Blue Devil entering next season

The Blue Devils will arguably be as talented as they’ve ever been going into the 2016-17 season. Duke has four projected first-round picks in the 2017 Draft —Harry Giles (1), Jayson Tatum (3), Marques Bolden (8) and Grayson Allen (23), according to Draft Express. The only other time the Blue Devils had four first-round picks? The otherworldly 1998-99 squad of Elton Brand (1), Trajan Langdon (11), Corey Maggette (13) and William Avery (14).

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NC State basketball adds another forward

The Wolfpack signed another top 75 recruit on Friday with the addition of forward Ted Kapita. Kapita, a 6-8 and 240-pound power forward from the Congo, is rated as the No. 56 player in the recruiting class by 247 Sports’ composite rankings.

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Duke’s Brandon Ingram goes No. 2 to the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Draft

Brandon Ingram, the heralded ACC Freshman of the Year from Duke, was drafted No. 2 overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2016 NBA Draft Thursday. Ingram, 18, is the Blue Devils’ third top-three pick in the past three years. North Carolina senior Brice Johnson is also headed to Los Angeles as the Clippers selected him with the 25th pick. Johnson’s teammate, senior Marcus Paige, went late in the second round, at No. 55, to the Brooklyn Nets, who quickly traded his rights to the Utah Jazz.

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