Countdown to #ACCTipoff: Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Countdown to #ACCTipoff: Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Friday November 1, 2013

 

Deacon Data

Jeff Bzdelik begins his fourth season at Wake Forest with four starters and eight of the team’s top 10 scorers back from a squad that finished 13-18 overall and tied for ninth in the ACC with a 6-12 mark ... seven of the Deacons’ 18 losses were by six points or less, including two one-point ACC setbacks ... Wake Forest defeated two ranked teams - No. 2 Miami (80-65) and No. 18 NC State (86-84) ... gone is guard C.J. Harris, a four-year starter and a third-team All-ACC selection in 2012 and 2013; ranked sixth among league scoring leaders (15.4) a year ago and finished his career with 1,613 points.

The Deacons return a league-high 88 percent of their rebounds from a year ago and are the only ACC team to return two players - Devin Thomas (7.5) and Travis McKie (7.0) - who averaged over seven rebounds per game a year ago.

Over the past six years (2008-2013), Wake Forest has had more players named All-ACC Freshmen (6) than any other league team.

Devin Thomas earned All-ACC Freshmen honors  a year ago after leading all league frosh in rebounding (7.5) and blocked shots (1.4), ranking sixth in the ACC in both categories.