Wake Forest Basketball Recruiting: 2015 Power Forwards

Mark Dolejs-USA TODAY Sports

A look at Wake Forest's need and offers at power forward for the 2015 class.

Likely scholarship players:
Tyler Cavanaugh (Senior)
Daniel Green (Senior)

Need:
With Wake Forest's second and final 2015 scholarship (the first likely going to a wing), they will likely look for a big man. This spot could be effectively filled by a center or power forward. Based on Danny Manning's offers, it seems like that he will be looking for a power forward. Tyler Cavanaugh will likely be the starter and should be ready for major minutes. Daniel Green could be the backup to Cavanaugh, but has been unable to stay on the court. A player that could serve as a back up to Cavanaugh, and a bigger role his sophomore year, would be perfect for Manning. Whether he will find that player is a different story, but Manning has cast a wide net of options.

Offers (According to Verbal Commits):

Trevor Manuel (4 star ESPN):
Manuel is the most talented of the power forward offers for Danny Manning. He has great skills for a player at his size, with the ability to shoot from the perimeter and drive to the rim. He has a lot of potential as well, as he could become a solid inside scorer as well. He weighs 210 pounds, and his game will continue to improve as he puts on more weight. As a Michigan native, he has offers from Michigan and Michigan State, as well as Oregon. Danny Manning will have serious competition to land the Oak Hill product, but would be getting a quality player with great potential.

John Collins (4 star ESPN):
While Collins does not have the same skill level as Manuel, he is more aggressive and powerful in the paint. He has an array of post moves and is a above average rebounder. His size, at 6'9" 230 pounds, will allow him to make an impact from his freshman year, and likely develop into a potential starter. Collins has many high division one offers, including Syracuse, Texas, and Kansas St., making him a difficult prospect to get. Should Danny Manning land Collins, he will have a good complement to Cavanaugh in 2015, as well as a potential starter in the future.

Juwan Morgan (3 star Rivals):
Morgan has a very similar game to Trevor Manuel. He does not have great strength for his size, but makes up for it with his shooting and soft touch around the rim. He may not be as talented as Manuel, but he has the potential to be just as good. Along with Wake Forest, Morgan has many offers, including Missouri and Iowa. Should he come to Wake Forest, he may not have an immediate role, but will be a contributor over his four years at college. If Manning is looking for a finesse power forward and is unable to land Trevor Manuel, Juwan Morgan would be a great back up option for him.

Isaiah Maurice (3 star Scout):
As a former Old Dominion commit, Maurice has seen his stock rise drastically over the past year. The North Carolina native committed to Old Dominion in September, before decommitting in March. Since then, Maurice has received offers from Cincinnati, Auburn, VCU and Wake Forest, among others. Maurice is known as a great athlete, but has not competed against the top competition in high school. It will take him time to adjust to the skills and size that he will see at the college level and develop the skills necessary to succeed. Maurice could be a good option for Danny Manning and Wake Forest, but he likely will not be able to contribute early in his college career.

Kyle Alexander (2 star Composite):
Alexander is a talented big man from Canada who has really been under the radar so far. He has recently joined CIA Bounce for AAU, and has seen success in his minimal playing time. He is a great athlete and has made his biggest mark on the defensive end as a rim protector. So far, Alexander has offers from Wake Forest and Virginia Tech, while others may offer as Alexander gains more exposure. Kyle Alexander is a tough player to predict, but more news should come out as he begins to gain more exposure.

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