Saturday, June 20, 2009

A Couple Of Courtney Fells Notes

-Earlier this week Marcus Thornton was interviewed by, and when asked who the toughest player was that he had gone up against in the NBA workouts, he had this to say:

"Who is the toughest player you've gone against in the workouts, anyone standout to you?

Courtney Fells from N.C. State, he's a guy who's not to high on a lot of people's draft boards but from the times I've played against him he impressed me a lot"

-Also, The Sporting News got the chance to interview a lot of the NBA prospects this week and Courtney Fells happened to be one of them.

Q: What do you expect will be the biggest transition from college to the NBA?

N.C. State's Courtney Fells: Everybody's better. Everybody can shoot in this league. You've just got to be ready to go. You're going to be a rookie, so you're going to get a lot of fouls called on you.

What was your most memorable college moment?

N.C. State's Courtney Fells: "Winning a championship with my team down in Orlando, the Old Spice classic. That was one of the best feelings I've had."


12 Responses to "A Couple Of Courtney Fells Notes"
  1. wolf0307 said...
    June 20, 2009 at 1:09 PM

    I've always said this guy has unbelievable athleticism, great height for his position, and at times was a lock down defender, but he has poor ballhandling and made mistakes that made me yell at my TV really loud. Either way he's still part of the pack family, go courtney best of luck.

  2. redfred said...
    June 20, 2009 at 1:20 PM

    I always thought that Fells had the athletic ability that could get him noticed by the NBA. And, I have to readily admit that it is very confusing to ponder why he did not assert himself while playing collegiate basketball for NC State, and while under the direction of Sidney Lowe.

    Something telss me that there was some strange dynamic involved that hasn't ever been fully disclosed. Maybe Lowe simply got off on the wrong foot from the outset and set a bad tone with those upperclassmen??? Maybe it was those player's feeling a sense of innate entitlement??? Who knows???

    Don't take this wrong, this is not an excuse for Sidney Lowe or anyone, but this definitely is not the first time that we've witnessed kids/players from that era who did not live up to their potential while wearing a Wolfpack uniform.

    I hope the light went on, and that Fells will now go on with his freakish athletic abilities and do what he is capable of in the NBA.

  3. wolfpack4eva said...
    June 20, 2009 at 2:08 PM

    I've always liked Courtney. He's a very good representative of this university. Most parents could only dream of having a child with as much character as this young man has. Keep it up young man, that will take you a very long way in life.. Not just basketball.

    Some people say that he didn't reach his full potential here and I agree, he may not have and I believe he will in the NBA. That being said, Courtney Fells was one of the few people on the team, who I believe laid it on the line every night. He was not as aggresive on offense as maybe he should some nights, but he ALWAYS brought it on defense and was always diving for loose balls and hustling. I for one am glad to have him as a representative of our great university and thank him for the time he shared with us.

    Good luck with your career in the NBA!


  4. redfred said...
    June 20, 2009 at 11:49 PM

    wolfpack4eva, is that you, my old buddy and pal??? Just upgraded, with an "a" on the end, instead of the old "er"???

  5. James C. said...
    June 21, 2009 at 2:16 AM

    How freaking sad is the fact that his greatest college moment was winning the damn Old Spice Classic?

  6. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    June 21, 2009 at 7:23 AM

    ^I think its pretty sad to write in on this site and hate on one of our players favorite moments at NC State. Anytime you win a tournament amd get the MVP award it is a big deal, no matter what the tournament is. While any State fan would like to hear a player say that their favorite moment was when they won the ACC or NCAA championship, there is no need to belittle a players favorite moment. They do read the stuff you say.

  7. wolfpack4eva said...
    June 21, 2009 at 12:37 PM

    I'd like to hear what James C.'s greatest college moment was, if he actually went to college that is.

    And redfred I hate to disappoint you but I am not him. I am however a good guy and pretty friendly as long as you don't piss me off lol

  8. Bradford said...
    June 21, 2009 at 2:20 PM

    Chad Ford put up a piece on ESPN this morning talking about a second round mock draft he's doing. He said the hot names are France's Nando De Colo, Central Florida's Jermaine Taylor, St. Joseph's Ahmad Nivins, Santa Clara's John Bryant, UAB's Paul Delaney and NC State's Courtney Fells.

    He goes on to say that he's been going to tons of workouts against the top players and responded with terrific showings.

    Sounds good to me.

  9. redfred said...
    June 21, 2009 at 4:21 PM

    "I am however a good guy and pretty friendly as long as you don't piss me off"

    Sorry 4eva, we may have a problem, my record is not too stellar in that department. ;)

  10. Rufftown Wolf said...
    June 22, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    Fells will play in the NBA, he has the size and the range. People forget that he played his senior season on a bad ankle. Good luck Courtney I wish well on Thursday.

  11. Anonymous said...
    June 22, 2009 at 2:05 PM

    I'd imagine his finest college moment was that dunk he had at Seton Hall. If you can't remember it look it up on Youtube.


  12. Dof87 said...
    June 22, 2009 at 7:48 PM

    Courtney is one of my all time favorite pack players. I think he certainly is NBA quality. His defense was elite, and despite injury, coaching/system changes, and lack of help from the PG spot, he played his butt off every minute and always tried to play within his skill set, a sign of mental toughness.


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