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Deacon Dump 11/3: Basketball links abound, Antonio Ford to Wake?

As the main question around Wake Forest this week remains whether or not Riley Skinner will play against Georgia Tech on Saturday, we managed to find plenty of other content as well.  Click through to help pass the time from your Tuesday activities - you know you don't want to work anymore anyway.

Also, bear with us as SB implements some design changes to the site.  We are not too fond of them at the moment, so hopefully there will be some changes for the better.  We were pretty happy with the previous design, but I guess others were not.

College basketball exhibitions heading to storage - Washington Times
There's also a preparation facet involved. Wake Forest coach Dino Gaudio, whose team plays one scrimmage and one exhibition, sets up an itinerary before a scrimmage. Ten minutes could be devoted to facing man defenses. Another 10 minutes could be allocated to using role players. There also could be shorter periods for working on specialty situations, such as inbound passes.

Crazie Talk " Blog Archive " ACC Rundown: Wake Forest
Bottom Line: Even with the loss of Teague and Johnson, this team should remain in the top half of ACC. I guess that simply tells you how good the Demon Deacons could have been last season. The senior leadership is there along with the young, talented big men in Aminu and Tony Woods. No one on this team will remind anyone of the Chris Paul or Tim Duncan days, but Dino Gaudio should lead this team back to the NCAA tournament. And this time, they should get out of the first round.

What jersey will Tech wear vs. Wake?  |
NCAA rules say that the visiting team is supposed to wear white jerseys, unless the visitors give the home team permission to wear its whites. Tech has worn white jerseys for every home game since Johnson was hired. However, Wake Forest decided that it wants to wear its white tops in the 3:30 p.m. game at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The Deacons have traditionally opted to wear white when playing at Georgia Tech. Wake could still change its mind and switch.

Game of the week, player of the week, game balls
Tanner Price, quarterback, Westlake: The Wake Forest recruit was the driving force in his team's victory over Austin High, passing for 216 yards and rushing for 110. He accounted for three touchdowns, including a game-tying scoring pass late in the fourth quarter to force overtime.

Pahokee's Ford hints decision could come soon
Pahokee defensive tackle Antonio Ford took his official visit to Wake Forest over the weekend and it sounds like he might be close to making a verbal commitment to the Demon Deacons.

MASN to Televise Exclusive Wake Forest vs. East Carolina Basketball Game
MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment, will provide the exclusive telecast of the East Carolina vs. Wake Forest men's basketball game on November 15th at 2 p.m. live from the Greensboro Coliseum, home of the 2010 ACC tournament

My Take on Wake - Teammates Say C.J. Can Play |
"I remember when he came as a sophomore and junior and played with us, and I had my questions about it, whether he could play on this level,‘’ McFarland said. "But he has improved every year. "He’s got a lot better handle on the ball. He’s got the ball on a string and he hardly ever turns it over. He can shoot. He’s really crafty and smart. Just about every time he gets to the hole he’s either getting fouled or it’s going in. He’s drawing a lot of contact.‘’ He’s also drawing a lot of attention from his head coach Dino Gaudio, who is counting on Harris to be, if not in the starting lineup, at least in the regular substitution rotation as a freshman.

Q&A With Wake Point Guard Ish Smith
Nah, but I worked out with Keith Booth from Maryland, and we have gained a really good relationship. The first thing he told me was, ‘Ish, I’ve watched you play for three years, and I know every move you’re going to do. You’re going to drive to the hole, shoot a floater, and do all that.’ But he’s told me, ‘Ish, I want you to work outside-in. I want you to have the ultimate confidence that you can knock down that shot, and that will be the first mind that you have. If someone backs up, you shoot the basketball.’ And it’s hard to get out of that mode because your whole life you’ve been driving to the basket, driving to the basket

What Tech fans need to know about Wake Forest  |
The Deacons don't do much in the way of running the ball with one player. In fact, their leading rusher, Josh Adams, has just 428 yards. But as a team they have rushed for exactly 1,200 yards. They also have two receivers, Marshall Williams and Devon Brown, who have topped 500 yards and a third, Chris Givens, with more than 400.

WF Basketball preview with video

College Chalktalk: Wake Forest coach Dave Wojcik
I must say the toughest man on the field that day must have been Chas McFarland. He would walk right up to you, chest out and fire his gun. It didn't matter how many times he was hit, he just kept coming and eventually you ended up retreating. We had a blast and it was great for our team camaraderie. We have a great group of kids who are a pleasure to be around.