Ari Stewart picks Wake Forest

September 21, 2008

After narrowing his choices to Wake Forest and Oregon, Ari Stewart (SF, 6’7″, 2009) has decided on the Demon Deacons, joining C.J. Harris in the class of 2009. I think that if Wake was able to keep some of their big time players around for a couple more years, they would be a real powerhouse, but that’s a tall order.

As always, if you’re a college basketball fan who can’t get enough of this stuff, sign up for the email list.


Tony Chenault commits to Wake Forest

August 5, 2008

Well, just a few days ago we posted some great video of Tony Chenault (PG/SG, 6’2″, 2010) and today he’s the newest Wake Forest commit:

Tony Chenault broke some hometown hearts today when he announced his intentions to play basketball at Wake Forest.
Chenault, a 6-2, 170-pound guard, will be a junior this season at Neumann-Goretti High School in Philadelphia and plans to arrive at Wake Forest in time for the 2010-11 season.

This is a very good player who we will see a lot of in the ACC. A big time scorer and a versatile combo guard.

As always, if you like this kind of info, sign up for the email list.


Terrell to Wake Forest, Taylor goes with Pitt

July 15, 2008

J.T. Terrell (SG, 6’3″, 2010) ended his recruitment by announcing that he wants to be a Demon Deacon. Wake Forest basketball recruiting has had a good month, after getting C.J. Harris a couple of weeks ago.

Meanwhile, as expected, Dante Taylor (PF, 6’8″, 2009) passed on Maryland to take an offer from Pittsburgh. This is disappointing although all signs pointed toward the Panthers, especially after reports had recently talked up Dante’s stellar play.


C.J. Harris cuts his list to three

June 26, 2008

C.J. Harris (PG/SG, 6’2″, 2009) has cut his official list of schools to three. From his high school coach Andy Muse:

“CJ Harris has informed me that he will play in the ACC and that all other schools are off of his list. At the present time VA Tech, Clemson and Wake Forest are still in a dead heat in CJ’s mind.”

A special thanks to Coach Muse for the confirmation.


Wake Forest Basketball Recruiting

June 23, 2008

So what has Wake Forest been up to after getting a good 2008 class? Even though Wake has no 2009 commits yet, they are actually recruiting several players we’ve mentioned before: Tristan Spurlock (SF,6’6″, 2009), C.J. Harris (SG,6’2″,2009) , Dominic Cheek (6’6″, SG, 2009) and Kenny Boynton(PG, 6’2″, 2009).

Wake is going head to head for several of these recruits with ACC coaches – most notably Boynton, who is likely Duke’s top target for the 2009 class. It seems likely that C.J. Harris will strongly consider the Deacs, as he plays his high school ball only a few miles from the Wake campus. And Cheek recently said Wake Forest was in the mix.

Add in another player: Ari Stewart (SF, 6’7″ 2009) who apparently likes the Deacons but also has offers from North Carolina and Clemson. There is a chance he could play for Wake, but he also may stay in Georgia if he were to get an offer from Georgia Tech.


Mfon Udofia tears it up at the NBPA Top 100

June 22, 2008

Virgina and Georgia Tech target Mfon Udofia (PG, 6’2″, 2009) has apprarently been setting the world on fire at the NBPA Camp this week:

Rising high school senior Mfon Udofia, one of Virginia’s top guard targets for the class of 2009, looked like an Energizer Bunny — one who had just downed about 10 cups of coffee.

Virginia is tying to use this week’s camp in Charlottesville to gain favor with the highly rated point guard, who is thought to be favoring Georgia Tech. Udofia goes on to mention that he likes the idea that people compare him to Rajon Rondo. Mfon is also considering Wake Forest and Miami.


Georgia Tech leads for Mfon Udofia

June 11, 2008

Mfon Udofia
Image courtesy Scout.com

Scout.com is reporting that Mfon Udofia (6’1″, PG, 2009) has several ACC schools on his list, including offers from Wake Forest and Virginia. However, it’s the offer from Georgia Tech that is leading at the moment:

“They consistently call and email. They stay on top of me and recruit me hard. At this point, Georgia Tech leads.”

Emmanuel Negedu visit to Tennessee

Emmanuel Negedu (6’7″, PF, 2008 ) visited Tennesee on Tuesday, June 10.


Cheek still interested in Wake, Negedu to visit IU

May 28, 2008

Dominic Cheek (6’6″, SG, 2009 ) may be off the UNC radar, but he’s still on the Wake Forest prospect list, and he’s certainly interested in the Demon Deacons, according to this interview at Rivals.

Negedu sets up Indiana visit

Emmanuel Negedu ( 6’7″, PF, 2008 ), a Georgia Tech recruit has set up a visit at Indiana for June 3.

Scout.com is reporting that following his Indiana visit, Negedu will visit Georgia Tech on the 8th, Tennessee on the 10th and Memphis on the 12th.

Daniel Orton no longer considering ACC

According to several recent news reports like this one, Daniel Orton ( 6’10”, C, 2009 ), is no longer considering any ACC schools, with his list now consisting of Oklahoma, Ohio State, Kentucky, Kansas, UCLA and USC. Too bad for Maryland, who could have used Orton’s physical presence inside.

Brandon Knight

Amazingly, Brandon Knight ( 6’3″, SG, 2010 ) plays in the same backcourt as Kenny Boynton (6’2″, SG, 2009 ), and still has emerged as a spectacular player and lists several ACC schools that are interested, including Florida State, Georgia Tech and Clemson.


ACC Basketball Recruiting Roundup, 5/26/2008

May 26, 2008

So much to get to today, we might as well dive right in…

Derrick Favors

According to this article which discussed the 2008 Bob Gibbons TOC, Derrick Favors ( 6’10”, PF, 2009 ) has narrowed his list to ….fourteen schools. Also, I never thought Favors fell out of the #1 spot and it seems like his play this weekend solidified that.

John Wall, Derrick Favors, Kenny Boynton video

Meanwhile, WRAL in Raliegh has posted some video of John Wall (6’3″, PG, 2009 ), Derrick Favors, Kenny Boynton (6’2″, SG, 2009 ) and others who participated in the TOC.

Florida in the mix for Kenny Boynton

Now it appears that Florida is in the thick of Boynton’s recruitment following a campus visit.

Dominic Cheek

Is Dominic Cheek ( 6’6″, SG, 2009 ) still being recruited by North Carolina? At one time, it was considered a lock, but now some people think things have cooled and UNC may not even be recruiting Cheek anymore. This may be the case, as Cheek now lists his schools as Villanova, Wake Forest, Kansas, Virginia, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Florida, Connecticut, Texas and Maryland. So Wake and Maryland are options, but no UNC is listed.

Nolan Dennis, Ryan Kelly

Meanwhile, two more UNC targets, Nolan Dennis ( 6’5″, SG, 2009 ) and Ryan Kelly ( 6’10”, PF, 2009 ) , played their games at the Dean Dome. Kelly has been coming on strong and looked good at the tournament. Dennis is a hot target for UNC right now.

If this is your first time here, thanks for visiting and you should sign up for the ACC Basketball Recruiting email updates.


Kenny Boynton setting visits

April 18, 2008

Rivals is reporting that ACC recruit Kenny Boynton has started setting up his visits[Subscription Required].

ACC Schools recruiting Boynton include Duke, Miami, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech and Florida State, although I’ve heard that Duke is really gunning for him.
Boynton was also just named to the Florida first-team All-State.

I haven’t seen Boynton play in person yet, so I will have to either travel to an event he’s at, get him on film, or fly down to Florida next season.