12. Wake Forest (13-18, 4-12)
Whether Jeff Bzdelik will be Wake’s head coach at this time next year remains uncertain, but it is clear he’ll be coaching a much-different looking team than last season. Three players (starting point guard Tony Chennault and reserves Carson Desrosiers and Anthony Fields) transferred while seven freshmen were added. Proven scorers C.J. Harris and Travis McKie are back, but that duo often didn’t get enough help from its supporting cast in the past. For that to change, Bzdelik must develop some instant contributors out of his latest recruiting class.
Starters Returning: 2 (G C.J. Harris 16.7 ppg, 42.% 3-pt, 84.4% FT; F Travis McKie 16.1 ppg, 7.0 rpg)
Key Losses: 4 (G Tony Chennault 9.0 ppg, F Nikita Mescheriakov 8.0 ppg; C Ty Walker 4.2 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.6 bpg; Carson Desrosiers 4.8 ppg, 4.4 rpg)