Deacon Dump 11/18: Prepping for High Point

The Deacs are back in action tonight against High Point and new head coach Scott Cherry. This should be a relatively easy win for Wake Forest, but High Point does have a scorer in Nick Barbour who had 38 against UNC-Pembroke. The bye week makes it a bit dry for football news, but we still found some good links for you.

Deacs play to inside strength
"If we're shooting 33 percent from behind (the line), I'm not a mathematician, but that's as well as shooting 50 from 2s," Gaudio said. "I think it's good we recognize who we are. We're not a terrific 3-point shooting team. "I think we should shoot between 10 to maybe 13 or 14, depending. I tell those kids if they're in rhythm then I want them to go ahead and shoot it."

College Soccer Professor: NCAA College Cup Preview - Goal.com
Ike Opara, Wake Forest, Junior- A name that should be familiar with most U.S. soccer fans, he was the starting center back for the U-20 team in Egypt. In an interview with goal.com earlier this season, Opara said his goal for the season was to win the treble (ACC regular season title, ACC tourney title, and NCAA title), at this point he is going to have to settle for the double. Wake Forest will need his leadership if they want to advance out of this group.

It's official: Jones bound for Wake Forest | SeacoastOnline.com
Jones, a senior starting pitcher and infielder on the two-time defending Class I champion Portsmouth High School baseball team, signed his national letter of intent on Tuesday to attend Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Prep basketball 2009-10 Players to watch
Deuce Bello (HP Westchester, 6-5, Jr., W) -- Exceptional athlete with explosive leaping ability, Bello is a prime Division I prospect with offers from Wake Forest and others. Tyler Lewis (FCD, 5-10, So., PG) -- Still young and gangly, he might not look like one of the best players around, but he has talent. Quincy Miller (Quality Education, 6-8, Jr., W) -- Rated by most recruiting services among the nation's top 10 in the Class of 2011. According to his coaches and recruiting Web sites, he has Division I offers from many top programs, including Duke, Kentucky and Wake Forest.

St. Luke's Agyapong makes successful journey from Ghana to Wake Forest - The Advocate
"When we saw him at Disney (Wide World of Sports in the National tournament) we really liked what we saw," said Bo Oshoniyi, an assistant coach at Wake Forest, who recently took in a St. Luke's game. "His creativity on the ball, his quickness, and the way he plays make him special. It's the type of skill you just don't see that often here in the States." Oshoniyi admitted it was more than just Agyapong's soccer skills drew Wake Forest's attention. "His personal character is the most intriguing thing about him," said Oshoniyi, a former MLS goalkeeper. "The most important things we look for are attitude and character on and off the field. On his official visit three weeks ago, the team already gravitated towards him. He is going to do great things and fit into our team concept."

Prep Sports - Emert headed to Wake Forest
When Ben Emert heads off to play college football, his friends and family won’t have to toss out the monogrammed caps they wore in the stands during his career at West Forsyth. The "WF" will still work just fine. Emert (6-foot-1, 225 lbs.) verbally committed to Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. last Wednesday. "Just the way they run it, it’s a class act all the way. They were good with me throughout the recruiting process, Emert said."

High Point at Wake Forest, 8 p.m. - CharlotteObserver.com
The Deacons are off to a quick start. Sophomore forward Al-Farouq Aminu is leading the way, having earned ACC player of the week honors after averaging 24 points in the Deacons' two opening wins. Center Tony Woods figures to give High Point problems inside with his height (6-11). High Point will counter with sophomore guard Nick Barbour, who scored 38 points in a season-opening win over Pembroke.

High Point University - HPU men's basketball faces Wake Forest on Wednesday

Deacs play to inside strength
"If we're shooting 33 percent from behind (the line), I'm not a mathematician, but that's as well as shooting 50 from 2s," Gaudio said. "I think it's good we recognize who we are. We're not a terrific 3-point shooting team. "I think we should shoot between 10 to maybe 13 or 14, depending. I tell those kids if they're in rhythm then I want them to go ahead and shoot it."

Wake Forest's men's soccer team to play Sunday at 5 p.m.
Wake Forest's men's soccer game against either UNC Charlotte or UNC Wilmington on Sunday at Spry Stadium will be at 5 p.m. It will be a second-round game of the NCAA Tournament.


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