The Wolfpack is coached by Mark Gottfried, who compiled a 210-131 record at Alabama during 1998-2009. He took over the North Carolina State program in 2011 and is entering his third season there 48-24 record and two NCAA tournament appearances.
Lacey announced in April he was leaving Alabama after spending two seasons with the Crimson Tide. At the time, he said, “It was a family decision to pursue other opportunities.”
A 6-foot-3 guard, Lacey started all 36 games for Alabama last season, averaging 11.3 points a game. He pulled down 3.8 rebounds, passed out a team-high 3.2 assists and made more than 37 percent of his 3-pointers.
Lacey was a two-time Mr. Basketball in Alabama as a prep star at Butler High. He was considered a five-star recruit and picked Alabama over Kentucky.