After making the NCAA tournament for first time since 1961 a year ago, the Duke Blue Devils baseball team faces long odds for a return trip this spring. Duke plays Clemson and Virginia in ACC tournament pool play, starting May 23, 2017.
Before he was found dead on Jan. 27, former NC State basketball standout Shackleford had been living in Kinston for about a year and had four children – two girls in college, one boy in high school and one girl in middle school. He did not have a job, but his sister, Sharron Moten, said he spent a lot of time at a local church and was attempting to begin a basketball program for Kinston adolescents.
Raleigh’s Terry Henderson had to wait while he sat out a year after he transferred to NC State from West Virginia. He had to wait almost a full year after an injury early in the first game of the 2015-16 season. And now, as a graduate, he is waiting again.
The news didn't necessarily come as a surprise to Cameron Johnson, a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, but nonetheless, he had been hoping for a different outcome. He had been hoping he could play college basketball next season wherever he chose – perhaps even at North Carolina.