Wolf Pack and Wolfpack

wpwp.jpgFormer NC State national champion and NBA player Tom Burleson visited with the Nevada women's basketball team over the weekend. Burleson, who is 7'2 (NC State listed him as 7'4), helped lift the Wolfpack to a 1974 NCAA Championship win over John Wooden's UCLA team. The center was drafted third by the Seattle Supersonics in the 1974 NBA Draft and was also a member of the 1972 U.S. Olympic Basketball Team that lost an epic and controversial gold medal game to the Soviet Union. The entire 1972 Olympic Basketball team believed they had been cheated and voted unanimously to not accept the silver. In 2002, Burleson was named to the ACC 50th Anniversary men's basketball team honoring the fifty greatest players in Atlantic Coast Conference history.

Wolf Pack head coach Jane Albright's cousin Andy Albright (pictured in red), is also an NC State alum and set up the visit with his friend. Tom and Andy shared their past experiences and stories with the team as they get ready to face Wake Forest Monday afternoon.


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