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NC State Newsstand: LuJames Groover III receives national POTW honor

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NC State Newsstand: LuJames Groover III receives national POTW honor

It’s officially the offseason for NC State football and basketball, but there will be no shortage of news between now and August. Our daily ‘Newsstands’ will be a way for our readers to catch up on what they missed from the day before. 

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Following NC State baseball’s three-game sweep of Florida State over the weekend, third baseman LuJames Groover III received major conference and national recognition Monday. He is the ACC conference player of the week and the Perfect Game national player of the week.

This is his first time receiving the honors in 2023. He hit .600 against FSU and UNC Wilmington over 4 games. Groover also belted three home runs, including the go-ahead run in the eighth inning of Saturday’s matchup against the Seminoles.

Per, he leads the Wolfpack in walks, runs, hits and total bases. The junior infielder is hitting .364 in ACC play and .338 overall. He has registered 139 at bats, second on the team, and he has started all 35 games for the Pack. Groover’s 28 RBIs rank second for NC State as well.

James also scored the winning run of the walk-off victory over Florida State Sunday, which was Groover’s birthday, per

Tweets of the day

Wolfpack men’s basketball secured a commitment from Arizona State graduate transfer DJ Horne.

NEWS: Arizona State transfer DJ Horne has committed to NC State, he tells @On3sports.

“I chose NC State because home is where the heart is.”

Averaged 12.5 PPG this season.


— Joe Tipton (@TiptonEdits) April 17, 2023

All-ACC NC State guard Diamond Johnson entered the transfer portal. She led the program in scoring last year.

Thank you NC State !

— Diamond Johnson (@_diamond3_) April 17, 2023

Five-star Wolfpack women’s basketball signee Zoe Brooks received her Naismith Girls’ All-American Team jersey Tuesday.

Proud to present @PackWomensBball commit @zoebrooks35 with her @jerseymikes Naismith Girls’ HS All-America Team jersey today

— Naismith Awards (@NaismithTrophy) April 18, 2023

The Pack picked up a preferred walk-on commitment from Alyssa Lewis, a 5-8 guard from Hickory Ridge High.

I am excited to announce my commitment as a PWO to North Carolina State University#GoPack

— Alyssa Lewis (@Alyssalewis22) April 17, 2023

Priority three-star running back Jayden Scott will announce his commitment decision Wednesday at 4 p.m.. Wake Forest, Rutgers and NC State are his finalists.

I will be committing this Wednesday, April 19th at 4:00pm, Stockbridge High School gym !!! @JeremyO_Johnson @ChadSimmons_ @adamgorney @Mansell247

— Jayden “Duke” Scott (@Dukescott34) April 17, 2023

Wolfpack football defensive lineman Zyun Reeves entered the transfer portal. He is the fourth member of the program to do so since the end of spring practice.

NC State DL Zyun Reeves has entered the transfer portal, per @mzenitz

— Transfer Portal (@TransferPortal_) April 17, 2023

NC State quote of the day

This quote is from Horne discussing his decision to join the Wolfpack with On3’s Joe Tipton.

“I chose NC State because home is where the heart is,” he said. “I have always wanted the chance to be able to play in my hometown so when the opportunity presented itself I jumped on it. Coach Keatts and the entire coaching staff welcomed me and I’d like to thank them for taking a chance on a local kid and believing in me! Wolfpack nation, I’m soooo excited to play for you next season. I’m beyond ready to join my new teammates and help make next season one to remember!”

Today’s top NC State headlines

Arizona State transfer DJ Horne commits to NC State

The Wolfpacker’s 3-2-1: Scoops on 2 top-100 prospects and more NC State recruiting intel

NC State All-ACC guard Diamond Johnson enters transfer portal

NC State basketball roster outlook for 2023-24: Updated

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