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Deacon Dump 6/17: Elite Camp news and notes

Hello hello. We have some good stuff for you today to quench your summer thirst. Jake has been hard at work with blood, sweat and tears scouring the entire interwebs to bring you every last drop of Wake sports links. Enjoy. | Indiana Daily Student |
Back home again in Indiana" has a new meaning for Chris Estridge. After spending two years at Wake Forest, the former 2007 Indianapolis Player of the Year will transfer back to his home state to play for the Hoosiers.

Receiver Kenny Moore's effort has him 'in the mix' for Panthers -
The backup receiver hangs around to catch more balls, run more routes and sprint more down-and-backs. It’s the same type of overtime work he’s put in since the end of last season. "His extra effort is really starting to show here in these OTAs (organized team activities)," first-year receivers coach Tyke Tolbert said. "… He’s becoming more reliable running his routes. He’s really conscious of his technique, and he’s taking coaching pretty good."

College Baseball: Rowan natives celebrate Wake's 1955 title | Salisbury, NC - Salisbury Post
Wake's triumph was the first national title in any sport by a North Carolina school and also was the first title won by the ACC. No ACC team has won the World Series since the Deacons did it.

CP3 Scouting Report: Jabari Brown :Basketball Elite
Unfortunately, I did not get a chance to see Jabari working in any defensive drills, but he’s a player that will make an impact at the college level and if he continues to work and improve on his already solid game, will be a High School All American. Jabari had a visit at Wake Forest immediately following the camp and intends to take all five of his visits before making a decision. He also says that college coaches have told him that he needs to continue to work on being a multi-positional player, which Jabari has definitely taken to heart.

Latest on the Draft Process and Aminu -
The other rumor that's been flying around is that Al-Farouq Aminu may be slipping in the draft. The sophomore out of Wake Forest didn't get good reports out of the Combine about his interviews, and the teams in the mid-lottery(picks 5-10) don't seem to have him ranked that highly.

Former UNO coach Tom Walter misses New Orleans, likes Arizona State in College World Series
"We took a good step forward this year. We weren't very good early in the year. We struggled mightily and lost to some teams that Wake Forest, quite frankly, should never lose to. The good news is that I thought we played very well down the stretch. We won three of our last four ACC series, including beating Clemson. We've very pleased with our recruiting class of 16 players. I think we've upgraded our team," said Walter.

The Hoops Report | Chris Paul CP3 Elite Guard Camp: Final Thoughts
CJ Harris: 12 pts, 2 3's, 4 reb

Grobe: ACC's depth both blessing and curse - College Football Nation Blog - ESPN

Many of the nation's top players on display at Chris Paul's camp - Luke Winn -
Paul has already seen the information be used against him. He told me the story of how he tutored Jeff Teague while he was at Wake Forest from 2007-09 -- in part on how to cut across the floor after running off a ball screen, in order to be more difficult to defend. "When we played the Hawks earlier this year," Paul said, "Jeff came off a screen exactly how I do, and a couple of my teammates on the bench started laughing and said, 'He took your move!' "

Portsmouth beats Bedford for three-peat - Fosters
The senior right-hander, who is headed to Wake Forest on a baseball scholarship, allowed one run and six hits with six strikeouts and four walks. "From our standpoint," Hopley said, "there's nobody we'd rather have on the mound than Nate Jones."