Wake Forest Preview Capsule
Wake Forest preview capsule
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By The Associated Press=
Last season: 11-20, no postseason.
Nickname: Demon Deacons.
Coach: Danny Manning.
Conference: Atlantic Coast.
Who's gone: F Devin Thomas, G Codi Miller-McIntyre, F Cornelius Hudson.
Who's back: G Bryant Crawford. Fearless - and sometimes reckless - guard averaged 13.8 points and is the only returning double-figure scorer. F John Collins. Showed flashes as a freshman and needs to take another step forward.
Who's new: G Keyshawn Woods. Transfer from Charlotte sat out last season but led Conference USA, making 46 percent of his 3-pointers in 2014-15; F Austin Arians. Graduate transfer from Milwaukee averaged 11 points for the Panthers last season; G Brandon Childress. Son of program great, and current assistant coach, Randolph Childress earned his spot on the roster after starting in high school in nearby High Point.
The Skinny: This is an important third season at Wake Forest for Manning, who has re-energized the fan base but has yet to post a winning record at the school. With a team almost fully comprised of Manning's players, the Demon Deacons should be better this year - but will the results reflect that?