Tracy Smith will play basketball for N.C. State next season, his mother said Thursday.
The Wolfpack junior is among the 103 underclassmen on the NBA's list of early entrants but he's not going anywhere, LaShawn Lester said.
"There's nothing to worry about," Lester said Thursday. "He's going to be at N.C. State next year."
Smith's mother said the junior power forward who led State in scoring (16.5 points per game) and rebounding (7.3 per game) wanted to keep his NBA options open and he did not hire an agent. Lester said her son is on track to graduate next May and is in good academic standing. She has plans to move from Detroit to Raleigh in July to spend Smith's senior season with him.
"He just wanted to test the waters," Lester said. "Everything is good [at N.C. State]."