clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Deacon Dump 2/25: Three Deacs at the combine, 2010 Deacs keep on rolling

Another great day for our commits. Melvin Tabb and J.T. Terrell moved on and Tony Chennault beasted his way to 23 points in a conference semifinal win. We're seeing three Demon Deacons at the NFL Combine, and we've got some soccer news as well. At least a little something-something to get us through this cold, dreary day.

Schilawski Earns Second Straight ACC Men's Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award - WAKE FOREST OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
For the second straight season, former Wake Forest standout Zack Schilawski has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year, as announced on Wednesday afternoon by ACC Commissioner John D. Swofford.

Three Deacons Headed to NFL Combine | | Triad, NC | Sports News Article
Quarterback Riley Skinner, offensive tackle Chris DeGeare and cornerback Brandon Ghee all received invitations to the Combine.

Prep Basketball: Salisbury girls 53, East Lincoln 36 | Salisbury, NC - Salisbury Post
East came out with a muscular inside game fueled by 6-foot-1 center Lindsy Wright, a bubble-popping senior committed to Wake Forest. Her three-point play gave the Mustangs a 5-2 lead before Ayanna Holmes knocked down a 3-pointer to tie the score. It was still a 9-9 game when teammate East's Kiandra Long measured a set shot and converted from just beyond the foul line. Interview with Kevin Goldstein
Last year, you had Allan Dykstra as the Padres’ number seven prospect, a player who had very limited at-bats professionally. This year he didn’t make your list. Why? Was it his performance or has the talent gotten that much better within the system? Kevin Goldstein: His performance put him that far down. He didn’t turn out to be as good as I and everyone else thought and really didn’t even look like the player he was at Wake Forest. I thought he just looked very slow with a very slow bat.

Demon Deacons face unwanted break | teams, conference, atlantic - ACC Basketball - Burlington Times News
"I’d rather be back on court as soon as we can," Wake Forest freshman Ari Stewart said. "I believe everybody in this room, we don’t want a week off. Nobody in this room wants a week off. You can ask everybody in this room, if we could play tomorrow, we would play tomorrow. If we could play right now, we would play right now. We’re pretty mad."

Observations: West Charlotte peaking at right time -
Terrell is a freaky athlete. He hit long 3-point shots fading away out of bounds with two defenders on him. He dunked hard and he lept to block a shot and missed, but both his hands were over the top of the white square behind the rim. I mean, wow.

My Take on Wake - C.J., Ari Find Bead on Basket |
There was really no need for me to hang at Wake’s practice for long yesterday. It took only a couple of minutes to see what I had come to Joel Coliseum to see. C.J. Harris took a 3-pointer and it swished. Ari Stewart took a 3-pointer and it swished. I’m willing to sign an affidavit to that in front of a notary. Actually both shot well yesterday, and unless I miss my guess, they’ll shoot well Saturday against North Carolina. Being back at home should have a calming, restorative effect on the whole team, especially the freshmen. Both are upbeat personalities and both seemed unfazed by their recent struggles. They’ve been two really good additions to the team, for their positive energy as much as their obvious abilities.

Bone enjoying the start of his Fire career - Fire Confidential
"I've loved it man, it's been awesome," said Bone, who the Fire drafted in the first round (13th overall) out of Wake Forest. "I've had a lot of fun and it's been cool to get to know the guys a bit more. They all seem like really good guys. It's a good core group of people and there's no one who thinks they're big time over the other guys and so I really like it. I really like the work ethic and camaraderie and everything like that." Bullard Drawing Interest
Marcus Bullard may hold just one scholarship offer from Wake Forest, but there are several other top programs expressing interest in the Spring Valley HS (S.C.) linebacker.

Cary News | Enloe ends Apex's year
The Eagles got 15 points from Wake Forest signee Melvin Tabb, 10 from Jared Blakney and 12 from Rich. — three players that were instrumental in last year's run to the East regionals.

Chennault helps Neumann-Goretti muzzle St. Joseph’s Prep | Philadelphia Daily News | 02/24/2010
"They were yelling at us nonstop," Chennault said. "Really giving it to us. Like they always do. They were giving us all nicknames." Actually, in Chennault's case, they were resurrecting one. "They were calling me 'Bow Wow,' " he said. "I've been hearing that one since the ninth grade." The Bow Wow is a rapper and, truth be told, Chennault does resemble him. "He gets a lot of ladies," he said. "So I don't mind if they call me that."

Wake Forest's Aminu Named Naismith Trophy Candidate |
Aminu ranks in the top 10 in the ACC in eight different categories including rebounding (1st), offensive rebounds (1st), defensive rebounds (2nd), field goal percentage (6th), blocks (6th), scoring (8th), steals (8th) and minutes played (10th).

Neumann-Goretti stops The Prep, 74-60 | Philadelphia Inquirer | 02/24/2010
Behind Wake Forest-bound Tony Chennault, who netted 23 points and nine rebounds in 30 minutes, Neumann-Goretti advanced to the Catholic League championship game for the fifth time in six years.