Wake Forest Demon Deacons News, Rumors, Injuries & Recruiting
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Blogger So Dear: Wake Forest Basketball Adds Rex Walters as Assistant Coach
As first reported by Les Johns, former San Francisco head coach Rex Walters will be joining Danny Manning's staff for the upcoming basketball season.
BREAKING: Jayhawk great and former San Francisco head coach Rex Walters set to join Danny Manning's staff at Wake Forest. Full story here: https://t.co/ptp8zwhvZx pic.twitter.com/tlnhlQ0TlQ-- Les Johns (@Les_Johns) May 12, 2019
I'll give a brief overview on Walters, but you should read the full interview over at Demon Deacon Digest to get a sense of his motives for coming to Wake Forest and his expectations for next season.
Blogger So Dear: Jaylen Hoard to remain in NBA Draft
Wake Forest freshman Jaylen Hoard has to decided to remain in the NBA draft and start his pro career.
Thank you for all the love and support this year. I will forever be a Demon Decon. I hope to represent God, my family and this school in the best way possible. #GoDeacs #Blessed #NPDTV pic.twitter.com/gBXbCSEjoZ-- Jaylen Hoard (@JaylenHoard) April 20, 2019
You can read the official Wake Forest release here, but the basic gist is that Hoard will not being donning the black and gold in the future.
Blogger So Dear: Former Wake Forest Basketball Player Starts Podcast
Wake Forest alumnus and former basketball player L.D. Williams has started his own podcast with former Boston College and Ohio State basketball player Evan Ravenel.
Evan is still playing professional basketball in Japan, while LD is playing professionally in Slovenia.
The new podcast entitled "unRavLD" is available on Soundcloud.
I reached out to LD and asked him to tell me about how the podcast got started and what it is about.
"It's really just two guys who rarely agree talking about things they are passionate about. I jokingly say it's the podcast about nothing an ode to my favorite Sitcom.
Blogger So Dear: Wake Forest Basketball-Where Are They Now?
Another article that you, the readers, asked for on Twitter was an update on some of your favorite former Wake Forest basketball players.
I tried to gather information on everyone that was asked about on Twitter, however there just isn't data available for everyone.
If you don't follow me on Twitter (@Edward_Foster4) and didn't respond to my tweet, then your favorite player may not be included.
A special thanks to Bobby Hoekstra (@bho52 on Twitter) and Eric Williams for their help in gathering information about many of these Demon Deacon basketball alumni.
Blogger So Dear: Wake Forest Basketball Scholarship Chart Updated April 2019
The 2018-19 college basketball season officially ended Monday night with the Virginia Cavaliers and head coach Tony Bennett taking home the title.
And with the season officially ending, I thought it would be a good time to look at Wake Forest basketball's scholarship chart.
With the announcement that Danny Manning is returning as coach for next season, no Wake Forest players have currently entered their name into the transfer portal.
Jaylen Hoard has entered his name into the NBA Draft pool, but has not hired an agent, and even if he does hire an agent he would still be eligible to return to Wake Forest under the new rules.
Blogger So Dear: Wake Forest Basketball Attendance Numbers-Just How Much Have They Declined?
Another article that has been requested when I asked what people wanted see on the site was attendance numbers for conference games during the Manning and Bzdelik eras versus during the Gaudio era.
So I decided to go a little deeper than that, and look at attendance statistics for conference games as far back as they were available, which appears to be the 1999-2000 season.
I also looked at total and average attendance for all years of the LJVM Coliseum, which is perhaps even more revealing.
Note: All numbers are based on the official listed attendance from Wake Forest Basketball media guides.
Blogger So Dear: ACC Basketball Departures Since 2010 by School
I asked recently on Twitter what you all would like to see an article on.
One of the responses that got a lot of interest was a look at departures from all ACC basketball schools since 2010 in comparison to Wake.
So without further ado, here is a complete list broken down by school of players who departed with eligibility still remaining.
Note: A player is listed as having declared for the NBA Draft in the year in which he was no longer on the roster. Example: Reggie Jackson of Boston College declared in 2011, so he is listed for 2011-12 as he left early and was not on that roster as a result.
Blogger So Dear: 5 Things Wake Forest Basketball Must Do To Improve Next Season
Before you get your hopes up, I know what most, if not all, of you are hoping the first item in this list is going to be, and I will tell you now that it is not in this article anywhere. If you want to stop reading now or just jump to the bottom and leave an angry comment, believe me, I understand 1000%.
With that out of the way, let's jump in. Danny Manning has promised that the team is going to "take a step" next year, citing that the team is returning around 90% of the minutes and scoring from last season.
Blogger So Dear: Wake Forest Basketball: What to Expect in 2019-2020
After weeks of wondering whether Danny Manning would be retained as Wake Forest's head coach, and speculating as to who might replace him if a change were to take place, Wake Forest Athletic Director Ron Wellman angered the vast majority of his fan base when he announced this past Friday that Danny Manning will be returning for his sixth season as head men's basketball coach at Wake Forest this coming year.
Despite Jeff Goodman's reporting that Manning's remaining contract is $18M fully guaranteed through the 2024-2025 season, Wellman stated that "Danny's continuation is based on our belief in him and his staff and the future of our program.
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