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70 Junior 225 7'0 McFarland, Chas C 13 72 Freshman 215 6'11 Ty Walker C 33 66 Junior 240 6'10 Weaver, David C 44 80 Senior 190 6'2 Hale, Harvey SG 4 70 Junior 245 6'8 Skeen, Jamie PF 31 75 Junior 205 6'4 Williams, L.D. G 42 68 Junior 205 6'6 Staley, Cameron SF 11 72 Sophomore 185 6'4 Clark, Gary PG 2 RTG CLASS WT HT NAME POS # Bench 80 Freshman 195 6'8 Al-Farouq Aminu SF 24 77 Freshman 235 6'10 Tony Woods C 54 75 Junior 165 6'0 Smith, Ishmael PG 10 78 Sophomore 235 6'8 Johnson, James PF 23 76 Sophomore 175 6'2 Teague, Jeff G 0 RTG CLASS WT HT NAME POS # Starters 2008-2009 Wake Forest Demon Deacons Roster
2008-2009 Wake Forest Demon Deacons Basketball Preview Wake Forest Demon Deacons - ACC 2007-08: 13-14, 8-8, 8th (t) 2007-08 postseason: none Wake Forest really struggled early on in the season due to their youth. They started 4 Sophomores & 1 Freshman and took their lumps early. A mid-season lineup change added another freshman to the lineup, Jeff Teague. Jeff brought more speed and relieved some of the pressure on Ishmael Smith. The highlight of the year came when the Dec's defeated #2 Clemson in Littlejohn Coliseum. The Deacons finished the year with a .500 record in conference but were ousted in the 2nd round of the ACC Tourney by #2 seed Clemson.
2007-08 Season Schedule 84-79 L Clemson at 03/12 89-82 W Georgia Tech at 03/11 88-65 L North Carolina St. vs 03/08 104-99 W Virginia Tech at 03/04 104-76 W Georgia Tech at 03/01 80-75 W Maryland vs 02/28 99-78 L North Carolina at 02/24 85-71 W Duke vs 02/17 92-90 W Florida St. at 02/14 100-88 L Virginia vs 02/09 87-83 L Georgia Tech vs 02/06 79-64 L North Carolina St. at 02/03 79-75 L Miami (FL) vs 01/29 83-80 W Clemson at 01/22 80-74 L Florida St. vs 01/20 80-74 L Maryland at 01/15 90-79 W Boston College at 01/12 92-67 W Brigham Young vs 01/08 71-70 L Air Force vs 12/30 72-69 W Virginia Tech vs 12/23 96-81 W South Florida vs 12/19 86-67 W Bucknell vs 12/16 84-76 L Georgia at 12/08 104-67 L Vanderbilt at 12/05 90-57 W Sacramento St. vs 12/01 89-75 L Charlotte at 11/29 66-58 L Iowa at 11/26 86-82 L No. Carolina A&T vs 11/19 72-66 W Fairfield vs 11/09 RESULT OPPONENT DATE 2007-2008 Wake Forest Demon Deacons Schedule
Who’s Out: NO ONE The Deacons return all 10 players from last year. Who’s In: Wake Forest enjoyed the best recruiting class of any team in the ACC. They brought in the nation's #1 SF in Al-Farouq Aminu and a pair of 5* Centers in Ty Walker & Tony Woods. Al-Farouq has already been declared a starter from Day 1. He has the unique blend of athleticism and skills to make Wake a dangerous team. Ty Walker will most likely redshirt due to the fact that he is only 215lbs. Tony Woods will provide the Deacons with a shot-blocker down low and a young mobile body that can get up and down the court. There is a lot to be excited for this year. Tony Woods C (6-11, 230) Rome Rome, GA Profile | Video Ty Walker C (6-11, 215) New Hanover Wilmington, NC Profile Al-Farouq Aminu SF (6-8, 210) Norcross Norcross, GA Profile | Video
Who to Watch: James Johnson won last year's ACC Freshman of the Year and surprisingly no one is talking about him. He led Wake in pts & rebs and started every game as a true freshman, something the great Tim Duncan didn't even accomplish. With more talent around him his #'s might dip (14pts 6rebs) but he should be every bit as successful. After being inserted in the starting line-up Jeff Teague the Deac's were 6-3 and Teague averaged 14.1 pts per game. His pts might dip but his assists should go up as he is Wake's best guard off the bounce. Yes, he's a freshman but Aminu has the town in a buzz. He might be Wake's biggest recruit since Rodney Rogers. Life in the ACC is always tough for freshman but this kid should be able to really give the Deacons that 3rd scoring option. Projected Starting Five: Ishmael Smith, Junior, Guard, 6.8pts - 3.1 asts Jeff Teague, Sophomore, Guard, 7.8pts - 2.8 asts - 1.3 stls Al-Farouq Aminu, Freshman, G/F, James Johnson, Sophomore, Forward 14.2pts - 6.5 rebs Jamie Skeen, Junior, Forward, 8.4 pts - 3.6 rebs - 1.4 stls
ACC Predictions 1-North Carolina Lost Hansbrough & Lawson but reloaded with Ed Davis, Tyler Zeller & Larry Drew. 2-Duke Lost Demarcus Nelson but could be 8-10 deep for once. It still boils down to whether or not Singler,Zoubek,Thomas & King can become men down low. 3-NC State Gavin Grant gone is gone but everyone else is back. Should be another NCAA torney bid for the wolfpack. 4-Wake Forest Youngest team in the ACC got even younger. Kids from last year really grew up towards the end. They could go back to the NCAAs for the first time since CP3 was there. 5-Clemson (Defending NATL Champs too!!!) Defending Nat'l Champs lose Hammonds, Mays, & Sam Perry but Rivers & Booker are still there as well as Potter,Oglesby, & Stitt. 6-Maryland Terps lose both bigs in Osby & Gist. If they can find production down low they could be a sleeper pick to make the field of 64. 7-Miami Surprise ACC Regular season champs last year lose their big (Anthony King) but should be in the contention for another ACC run. 8-FSU Noles lose 3 out of their 4 guards (Swann, Mims, Rich) but bring in 5 recruits who should all get PT. Rebuilding year for Coach Hamilton. 9-Virginia 3 time All-ACC performer Sean Singletary is gone. Sylvan Landensberg should help with the scoring but who will handle the ball? 10-Va Tech Deron Washington is gone but he missed all of last year with injuries. Vassalo & Jeff Allen should provide the Hokies with a 1/2 punch but it wont be enough. 11-Georgia Tech Anthony Morrow, Matt Causey, and Jeremis Smith all depart. Time for Lawal & Peacock to step up. Iman Shumpert is a flat out stud who will continue the long line of stellar GT PG play. 12-Boston College Shot Blocker Tony Blair is gone as is garbage man John Oates. Rakim Sanders will have to step up. There is also this kid named Tyrese Rice. I heard he's pretty good. Pre-season Conference POY- Wayne Ellington-UNC Pre-season Conference Freshman of the Year- Al-Farouq Aminu-Wake Forest Pre-season All-ACC 1st Team G-Wayne Ellington-UNC Will be the man now that Lawson & Hansbrough moved on. G-Tyrese Rice-BC On a team with no one else he should get his 20+ G-Jack Mclinton-Miami Best shooter in the conference will look to lead Miami back to the NCAAs F-Gerald Henderson-Duke Duke's most consistent player will only get better as he develops a J F - JJ Hickson-NC State Only real dominant big man left in the ACC. Will be a marked man
2008-2009 Wrap-Up Deandre Liggins AJ Ogilivy LSU SEC Champs Brandon Jennings Ryan Anderson UCLA PAC-10 Champs Samardo Samuels Luke Harangody Louisville Big East Champs Travis Releford AJ Abrams Baylor Big 12 Champs Devoe Joseph Trevon Hughes Wisconsin Big 10 Champs Iman Shumpert Tyrese Rice Wake ACC Champs Louisville NCAA Champs Freshman of the Year Player of the Year Team
2008-2009 Wrap-Up Tony Woods - Wake Deon Thompson - UNC JJ Hickson – NC State John Bradenburg - UVA James Johnson – Wake Forest Kyle Singler - Duke Al-Farouq Aminu – Wake Forest Danny Green - UNC Keith Rivers - Clemson Sean Mosely – Maryland Josh McClinton – Miami FL Wayne Ellington - UNC Iman Shumpert – Georgia Tech Iman Shumpert – Georgia Tech Tyrese Rice – Boston College Frosh 2nd 1st ACC- All-Conference
2008-2009 Wrap-Up 1.5stls 6.7asts .3rebs 17.3pts Iman Shumpert-GT Freshman POY 1.1blks 7.5rebs 25.5pts Luke Harangody-ND Big Man of Year .8blks 1.8stls 1.9asts 8rebs 10.2pts Luc Mbah A Moute-UCLA Defensive POY .2blks 1.1stls 9.5rebs 24.6pts Carlos Monroe-FAU Mid-Major POY 1.9stls 3.8asts 2.1rebs 26.3pts AJ Abrams-Texas Player of the Year
2008-2009 Wrap-Up Memphis Angel Garcia UVA John Bradenburg Wake Al-Farouq Aminu Arizona Brandon Jennings GT Iman Shumpert Freshman AA Utah Luke Nevill Baylor Kevin Rogers Cuse Donte Green UTEP Stefon Jackson South Carolina Devan Downey 2nd Team AA ND Luke Harangody Cal Ryan Anderson Clemson Keith Rivers Texas AJ Abrams BC Tyrese Rice First Team AA
2008-2009 Wrap-Up South Carolina Downey Devan Arizona Bayless Jerryd Texas A&M Jordan Deandre Kansas Arthur Darrell Kansas Collins Sherron OSU Koufas Kosta Nova Reynolds Scottie Cuse Green Donte UCONN Thabeet Hassem Notable Departures R.McKay (LIB) New job mark Few Gonzaga R.Hunter(IUPUI) fired Nolan Roberts St Johns D. Wolff (BU) fired Jeff Lebo Auburn B.Thomason (Pacific) fired Seth Greenberg Va Tech Mark Few retired Bob Knight Texas Tech Who's In Reason Who's Out Team Coaching Changes
2008-2009 Wrap-Up Dandre Bell Al Aminu Rasaan Dickey Lewis Clinch Ga Tech Julian Vaighn Casaan Breeden Uche Echefu Toney Douglas FSU Lance Thomas David McClure Greg Paulus Kyle Singler Gerald Henderson Duke Julian Powell Raymond Sykes Keith Rivers Clemson Biko Paris James Southern Tyrese Rice BC ACC Graduations/Early Entries Harvey Hale David Weaver Cameron Stanley Wake Hank Thorns Cheick Diakite AD Vassalo Va Tech Mikalauskas Mike Scott Mamadi Diane UVA Tracy Smith Ben McCauley Courtney Fells NC ST Bobby Frasor Marcus Ginyard Danny Green Wayne Ellington UNC Jimmy Graham Lance Hurdle Brian Asbuty Josh McClinton Miami Dave Neal Graevis Vasquez MD ACC Graduations/Early Entries