Opening Practice Photo Gallery

RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State held its first basketball practice of the season this evening and photographers were allowed to shoot the beginning of the session. Here are exclusive shots of the Wolfpack in action.

Point Guard Engin Atsur and walk-on Brian Neiman.

Atsur talks with his new head coach.

Sophomore guard Courtney Fells gets ready for action.

Fells will be a major contributor this season.

Junior guard Gavin Grant is all smiles.

Grant will likely be the Wolfpack's go-to player in 2006-2007.

Simon Harris transferred to NC State from Elon.

Freshman Dennis Horner will play power forward this year.

Freshman center Bartosz Lewandowski checks in at 7-foot-3 and 245 pounds.

Lewandowski works with assistant coach Monte Towe.

Redshirt freshman Brandon Costner returns to the floor after missing last season with an injury.

Monte Towe returned to NC State after resigning as head coach at New Orleans.

NC State head coach Sidney Lowe

Lowe instructs center Ben McCauley.

Lowe observes the Wolfpack during drill work.

Lowe breaksdown an offensive set as the team looks on.

Lowe and Towe contributed to both of the Wolfpack's national championship banners. Replicas are now on display in the practice facility.

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