How tall NCSU basketball players are compared to well-known Raleigh monuments
Pretty dang tall
In order to succeed in basketball, it’s helpful to have the benefit of being insanely tall. Of course, some of our best athletes were a little on the small side (Cat Barber, for example).
This year, most of our starting players easily pass six feet tall and border on seven.
21.5 Omer Yurtsevens = Tech Tower at Talley
He’s 7 feet tall so it’s hard to miss him on the street.
22.5 BeeJay Anyas = Metcalf Hall
BeeJay is 6’9″ but his arm span is probably like 20 feet.
3.15 Ted Kapitas = the Wendell H. Murphy wolf statue
He’s 6’8″ and makes the wolf statue at the football field look much less intimidating.
17.25 Abdul Malik-Abus = Memorial Belltower
Abu stands at 6’8″ but he seems taller than that in person, honestly.
86.1 DSJs = PNC Plaza building
The tallest building in Raleigh is the PNC Plaza downtown. It stands 538 feet tall compared to Dennis Smith Jr’s 6’3″.
15.2 Terry Hendersons = State Capitol
Henny is 6’5″.
All this height should serve us well, but at the end of the day it’s not the most important factor.