Jake really did a number on the links today. While I was a bit poor at finding stuff around the web, he came up with some real gems. We have some news on former Demon Deacon soccer player Zach Schilawski, a baseball update, Flip Saunders' take on Coach Bzdelik and some recruiting bits. Enjoy.
Opposing Views: The Washington Wizards and the Season that Wasn’t
Obviously it’s going to depend on what spot the Wizards are in the draft, but Evan Turner could be a nice fit at shooting guard, or DeMarcus Cousins to add some more size, and I also like Wake Forest’s Al-Farouq Aminu at small forward because he’s another long, versatile player that can create matchup problems.
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Wake Forest offensive lineman Chris DeGeare said no detail was overlooked by his agent, Dennis Boyev, a Bergen county native from the Manhattan-based firm ETL Associates. Over the past few years, Boyev has climbed the draft with picks in the seventh, sixth and fourth rounds. "I felt how hungry he was," DeGeare, who is projected to go anywhere from the third to the sixth round, said of the 29-year-old Boyev. "He had a great demeanor and work ethic, and I could tell he genuinely cared about me and wanted to work with me."
Scout.com: Class of 2012 Twymond Howard
"I've received interest from Mississippi State, Tennessee, Wake Forest, Memphis, Ole Miss, Auburn, Baylor ... that's really about it right now," said Howard. "Tennessee has offered me (a scholarship). Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Baylor and Auburn are also talking about it."
6-10 junior is leaving QEA
Quincy Miller, a 6-10 junior and one of the top-rated high-school basketball players in the nation in the Class of 2011, has left Quality Education Academy.
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Wake Forest – New coach Jeff Bzdelik has retained Jeff Battle, Rusty LaRue and director of basketball operations Walt Corbean and also brought on former Kentucky player Mark Pope, who was an administrative spot at Georgia last season, as an assistant.
Scout.com: Barber Enjoys Return Trip to NC State
Barber said the other two schools in his top three are Wake Forest and West Virginia. The Demon Deacons are the other school that has offered Barber, while West Virginia has expressed some interest in Barber to his coach.
Cary News | Cary alum Schilawski off to fast start
Former Wake Forest and Cary High soccer standout Zach Schilawski didn't need long to draw the limelight at the professional level. In fact, the rookie needed just 11 minutes to convert his first Major League Soccer goal into his first professional hat trick Saturday evening. "Ever since I got here, I've been dreaming about that first goal," he said. "I never really dreamed about getting three. I couldn't have imagined any better."
Rivals.com - Charlotte downs Wake late
After a brutal 14 run shutout defeat at the hands of Wake Forest on March 30, the Charlotte 49ers exercised some demons Tuesday night with a 6-4 win over the Demon Deacons. The Niners used two huge eighth inning hits to overcome a late one-run deficit and move to 26-8 on the year.
Wake Forest's Bzdelik Hits Ground Running, Recruiting -- NCAABB FanHouse
"To me it's about bringing the best people in, developing your players individually and collectively and have a team concept. If you go watch any great college coach who has had great success, or you go watch Coach Popovich or Coach Sloan, who has been another mentor of mine, Coach Riley, why do those people always have success? It's the relationship they have with the players. It's the way they develop their players individually to get better and the way they collectively mold those players together in a system that works for them."
All five WFU recruits staying
Arrigale said that Wake Forest's Joel Coliseum holds a special place in Chennault's heart. That's where Chennault, as a freshman, made his first start for Neumann-Goretti in the Frank Spencer Classic in December 2006. "Coach was great with him," Arrigale said of Bzdelik. "I'd never met Coach either before that day. I walked away thinking I feel pretty good about it. "He said all the right things to get (Chennault) motivated. (Chennault) said, ‘I can't wait.' That was his thing after the meeting was over. He was like ‘I can't wait to get there.'"
Bzdelik gets Wake recruits to stay - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
The haul means a couple of things. For one, Bzdelik will arguably have more talent to work with in his first year at Wake than he did throughout his Colorado tenure; Wake fans will get to see how their new coach assimilates young players, builds teams from scratch, and develops talented prospects like shooting guard J.T. Terrell and small forward Travis McKie into national stars.
My Take on Wake - Bzdelik Pulls It Off | JournalNow.com
The five, Travis McKie, Carson Desrosiers, Melvin Tabb, J.T. Terrell and Tony Chennault, make up a class rated among the 10 best in the nation by pretty much every recruiting analyst. Without the class, Bzdelik would have had only five scholarship players—Gary Clark, Tony Woods, Ty Walker, C.J. Harris and Ari Stewart—available to start next season. With it, the Deacons have a chance to be as talented as they are young. The pieces appear to be falling into place.
Washington Wizards' Coach Flip Saunders on Bzdelik Hiring - WAKE FOREST OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
"Jeff Bzdelik will be a great addition to the Wake Forest program. He brings a ton of knowledge and experience having coached in the NBA. His coaching style and understanding of the game will help Wake Forest achieve success not only in the ACC, but on the national level as well." Flip Saunders, Head Coach, Washington Wizards