Leslie, a 6-foot-9 forward, averaged 15.1 points and 7.4 rebounds this past season for NC State. He came into the season as the preseason ACC Player of the Year, but was inconsistent at different points throughout the year. In Goodman's latest mock draft, Leslie is projected at No. 50 -- late in the second round.
It could be a difficult season next year for NC State, which already was planning to lose seniors Richard Howell and Scott Wood. With Brown and Leslie also ending their careers, only three players who saw extended minutes will be back in Raleigh. Head coach Mark Gottfried does welcome LSU transfer Ralston Turner and a very solid freshman trio of Cat Barber, BeeJay Anya and Kyle Washington.
NC State ended its season with a Round of 64 loss to Temple.