Last weekend, I got a chance to catch up with a few Wake targets at the NBA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville, VA. Each of them talked about where they stand in the recruitment process and what factors will come into play regarding their decisions.
As most people know, Reed is one of Wake's major targets at the shooting guard position for the 2013 class. His addition, alongside McClinton, would immediately make the future of the wing position very bright for the Deacs. Whether or not this hope plays out remains to be seen, however.
The 6'5 versatile wing has narrowed his list down to eight schools. These include Louisville, UConn, Xavier, Cincinnati, Wake Forest, Miami, Harvard and Memphis in no particular order, as he claims no official favorites at this time.
Reed took a visit to Wake's campus in the spring and said he really enjoyed the visit. He has built very good relationships with Coach Corbean and Coach Bzdelik and added that two factors make Wake a very attractive school. For one, he realizes that he would be able to play and contribute immediately. Second, Wake is very strong academically, and this is something he is looking for in a school.
Wake Forest fans will probably have to wait a little while longer before any decision, as Reed said he is looking to commit sometime in the fall. He wants to wait to take a few official visits and added that he is still undecided on which schools he will visit.
At this point, it looks like landing this talented combo guard is a long shot for the Deacs. Thornwell's recruitment has blown up this spring, and he said he currently holds offers from every ACC school (besides Duke, UNC and Maryland), South Carolina, Florida, Villanova, Tennessee, Ohio State, Memphis and Providence.
Thornwell recently visited Clemson, and he said that the visit went very well. He hopes to visit Florida State, Georgia and Georgia Tech sometime in the near future. The newly-acquired Oak Hill Academy product added that he had not heard from Wake in over a month, so it appears that Wake may be out of the running for Thornwell, and it probably has been this way for a good amount of time.
The 6'4 guard said he is specifically looking for a school that likes to push the ball and play fast. He hopes to narrow down his list throughout his high school season, and he will look to make a decision towards the end of the recruiting process.
Sidy Mohamed Djitte
Previously unknown due to his fairly recent arrival to the United States, Djitte has started to garner the attention of plenty division one schools. The 6'10, 226-pound big said he claims offers from Memphis and VCU, with interest from Marist, Xavier, Clemson and Wake Forest.
This Senegal native could potentially be a good fit for the Deacs. A very hard worker, Djitte said it was an honor to be at the camp, but that it wasn't any different from other events in that he was there "to get better and to learn." Additionally, Djitte cited academics as a major factor in his eventual decision, as he wants to become a doctor one day.
Djitte said he has no timetable or favorites, and that he is currently focusing the bulk of his attention on getting better as a basketball player.