North Carolina State officials stopped a public scrimmage Friday
night when the grandfather of senior Scott Wood fell ill at
courtside and was carried away on a stretcher.
Team spokesman Dwayne Harrison said Wood’s grandfather was taken
to a hospital for evaluation, but he was alert and conscious. His
name wasn’t immediately available.
A visibly upset Wood followed behind the stretcher, and
officials stopped the 20-minute intrasquad scrimmage with 3:35
It was part of the ”Primetime with the Pack” event for the
Wolfpack, who are expected to be among the favorites in the
Atlantic Coast Conference. It included second-year coach Mark
Gottfried entering by riding a zip line down to the court from the
second level of the PNC Arena stands.