RALEIGH — Maverick Rowan informed new NC State coach Kevin Keatts that he plans to leave the program, according to NC State Athletics officials.Last season, Rowan averaged 12 points and 3.7 rebounds per game despite missing seven games with a concussion in November and December. Rowan was a stalwart for the Wolfpack’s offense, starting nearly his entire freshman and sophomore seasons.NC State officials told the North State Journal that “[Rowan]’s just told Coach Keatts he’s leaving the program. We’re not sure what his next move is.” Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports is reporting that Rowan will enter the 2017 NBA Draft, but not hire an agent — a move that could eventually still lead to Rowan landing with another program via transfer.One other option, of course, is that Rowan could forgo his final two seasons at NC State to play professionally in Europe. With several former Wolfpack players making the move to play basketball in other countries, Rowan could be one of the first to leave prior to playing out his full tenure in Raleigh.Whether he enters the draft, moves overseas or transfers, Rowan’s departure leaves a huge void offensively for Keatts’ first team.The loss of Rowan also leaves NC State with only 10 scholarship players. That list includes Terry Henderson, who is still waiting to hear back from the NCAA about an extra year of eligibility. It also includes Lavar Batts, who also figures to be an outside shooter next season.Rowan shot 36.1 percent from behind the arc last season, ranking third on the team behind only Terry Henderson and Torin Dorn. Based on volume, however, with Rowan shooting 147 3-pointers last season while Dorn chucked up just 66, the value for Rowan was clearly higher from three-point range.On a team coached by Keatts — whose UNCW team set a school record for 3-pointers made last season — not having Rowan on the court is a huge blow.
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