RELEASE: Pack Inks Three

Raleigh, N.C. - NC State men's basketball coach Sidney Lowe announced that three student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent this week in the fall early signing period.

Guards Lorenzo Brown (Roswell, Ga.) and Scott Wood (Marion, Ind.) and forward Richard Howell (Marietta, Ga.) will join the Wolfpack for the 2009-10 season.

"We are very excited about this class," said Lowe. "We went out and got three young men who work extremely hard, and will fit into our program and our coaching style."

Lorenzo Brown
Guard
6-5 • 175
Roswell, Ga. • Centennial High School
Prep:
Enters his senior season at Centennial High School in Roswell, Ga. ... Coached by Allen Whitehart ... Averaged 25 points, eight rebounds and eight assists per game as a junior ... AAU teammate of fellow signee Richard Howell ... Rated the 33rd-best overall prospect by Scout.com ... Also ranked the No. 8 shooting guard and a four-star prospect ... Rated the 8th-best point guard and No. 37 overall by Rivals.com.

Lowe on Brown: "Lorenzo is a great addition to our program. He gives us size in the backcourt, and just has a great sense for the game."

Richard Howell
Forward
6-7 • 215
Marietta, Ga. • Wheeler HS
Prep:
Enters his senior season at Wheeler High School in Marietta, Ga. ... Coached by Doug Lipscomb ... Attended the same high school as former NC State center and 2008 NBA First Round Draft pick J.J. Hickson ... AAU teammate of fellow signee Lorenzo Brown ... Rated the 51st-best overall prospect and the No. 19 power forward by Scout.com ... Ranked the No. 18 power ford, No. 59 overall and a four-star prospect by Rivals.com.

Lowe on Howell: "Richard will bring a physical presence to our team. He is a hard worker and has a great low-post game."

Scott Wood
Guard/Forward
6-6 • 170
Marion, Ind. • Marion HS
Prep:
Enters his senior season at Marion High School in Marion, Indiana ... High school teammate of current NC State guard Julius Mays ... Averaged 15.7 points as a junior, including shooting 44.3 percent (86-194) from three-point range ... Led his team to a 24-5 record as a junior, and the 4A state championship game ... Earned all-tournament honors ... Named all-county and honorable mention all-state ... Ranked No. 145 nationally and the No. 35 shooting guard by Rivals.com.

Lowe on Wood: "Scott is and excellent outside shooter, and is a dangerous threat anytime the basketball is in his hands."

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