Manny Bates showing his full potential at Butler early on

It is hard to not get excited about a few storylines going on around the world of college basketball, even though it is still very early.  But with big games now starting and the season really feeling like it is getting started, we are looking around at a few players. One player that many have had their eye on this season and will continue to do so is senior Manny Bates, who transferred to...

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Transfer Portal Player Spotlight: Manny Bates

Name: Manny BatesSchool: NC StateClass: Redshirt Junior 2020-21: It was a rough year for the big man who was injured on the first play from scrimmage against Bucknell, which made him miss the entire year at NC State.  Before this season though, Bates was coming off a sophomore season in which he started 23 of 26 games and averaged 9.8 points, 5.9 rebounds, and recorded 64 blocks.  Before that in...

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Phenom Podcast: NC State’s Freshmen making noise early (with Miles Masercola from Pack Pride)

Phenom Hoops brings you another interesting podcast, this time bringing in a special guest from Pack Pride, Miles Masercola. Patrick and Miles sit down to discuss the latest surrounding NC State basketball, which includes quite a few HoopState prospects that are quickly making a name for themselves. Miles dives into more from what he has seen from Shakeel Moore, Cam Hayes, Jaylon Gibson, and...

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