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Remembering Lorenzo Charles (1963-2011)

Updated: June 28, 2011, 12:40 PM ET
By Andy Katz

Editor's Note: For reaction on the death of Lorenzo Charles from his friends and former teammates, click here.

The late Jim Valvano's desperate search for someone to hug was the iconic image of NC State's impromptu postgame celebration on the Pit floor after winning the 1983 national championship at the buzzer.

But it was Lorenzo Charles' look of disbelief that I've always been drawn to even more from that moment.

Charles' instinct to read the trajectory of Dereck Whittenburg's ...

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