NC State junior Lorenzo Brown, who posted averages of 12.4 points and an ACC-best 7.2 assists per game this season, will forgo his year with the Wolfpack and enter the NBA Draft. A 6-5 combo guard, Brown has an explosive dribble-drive game and will be tough to replace in Raleigh. Via “‘I just kind of figured it was my time to leave and just step up to something new,’ Brown said. Coach Mark Gottfried says he spoke with representatives of about 15 to 20 NBA teams and believes that Brown can be a first-round pick. He pointed out that Brown has only played the point for the past two years after bouncing between the point and the off-guard positions during his freshman year under Sidney Lowe. ‘I think guys like the fact that they would potentially get a player that’s kind of on the front end of all the growth that may happen for him,’ Gottfried said. ‘I know there’s a lot of teams that like him a lot. … I think he’s going to have a good future.’ His departure wasn’t a huge surprise considering Brown and junior C.J. Leslie were both mentioned as likely candidates to jump to the NBA all season.”