ABCD: Joseph, McCauley Playing Well in Teaneck

TEANECK, N.J. - With Courtney Fells and Derrick Brown struggling to adapt to ABCD's run and gun style of play, Wolfpack targets Maurice Joseph and Ben McCauley are playing well in Teaneck. <P>

The N.C. State target enjoying the most success in New Jersey has been Canadian 6-4 guard Maurice Joseph. The Champlain St. Lambert wiry senior is putting up 10.3 points per game and is starting to come on strong after a slow start in which he scored three points in the opening game.

"This is a lot of fun, a chance to go against America's best," Joseph said. "I'm still getting adjusted."

Joseph said that N.C. State and Xavier are his top two schools and mentioned that Richmond, UMass and Wake Forest comprise the rest of his top five at this point.

Ben McCauley, a versatile 6-8 Pittsburgh native who is also looking at Pittsburgh, UCLA, Georgia, Kentucky, Florida and Virginia, has been one of the hardest-working players at the camp. He's averaging 7.5 points and 4.3 rebounds, but he's been extremely unselfish and has done a good job holding his own against bigger players.

The one facet that been somewhat difficult for McCauley is keeping up athletically with some of the nation's top players.

"I've played well, but I know there are some things I need to work on – like getting quicker," McCauley said. "This is a great experience, though. I'm having a lot of fun."

McCauley, who has the Wolfpack among his elite schools at this point, said that he has already taken Stanford and Villanova off his list, but added Georgia, Kentucky and Florida – all of which have called recently. He won't start taking visits until the fall.

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