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Deacon Dump 6/3: Recruiting, recruiting, recruiting

Yes, I'm alive. Can you believe it? I swear I have some TOC stuff coming, including the guys I was most impressed with over the course of Saturday. And a video of Shane Larkin that I hopefully won't botch up in the editing process. Here are some links to snack on in the meantime. Top 2011 Basketball Targets
Cook recently said that UCLA is among the three schools he’s been hearing from the most, the other two being Arizona and Wake Forest. He’ll be in town this weekend for the Pangos Camp, and the plan is for him to take an unofficial visit to UCLA’s campus after the camp. Cannon Has Attention of IU, Others
"The most important thing when I make my decision is the level of play," Cannon said. "Will the team I go to play for be able to compete on a national level? Will we possibly go all the way?" Based on his list of suitors Cannon appears to have plenty of promising possibilities for success at the next level. In addition to Indiana, Cannon said he’s being recruited by Clemson, Wake Forest, Florida State, Utah and Stanfor

Providence Basketball Recruiting 2010 - ESPN
New Enlgand Playaz AAU club director T.J. Gassnola reports that Rutgers, Wake Forest, Arizona, Miami, St. John's and Georgia Tech have already called him to express interest. Video: Kyle Wiltjer Interview + Highlights
HAWTHORNE, Calif. -- Kyle Wilter, of Portland (Ore.) Jesuit, talked to at the EYBL Los Angeles following the Soldiers big outing at the Cal Supreme. Video: Jabari Brown In Action
Jabari Brown, a 6-foot-3 guard out of Oakland (Calif.) High, talked recruiting with following a big performance and win over California Supreme during the first day of the EYBL Los Angeles.

Grizzlies looking for players smarter than the average bear, high hoops IQ " The Commercial Appeal
Scheduled for the session at FedExForum will be guards Armon Johnson (Nevada), Jerome Randle (California), Ishmael Smith (Wake Forest) and Tory Jackson (Notre Dame).

Gibbons tournament: Just how good are these guys? -
Chase Fischer: A 6-3 guard from Shipley, W.Va., he's a talented 3-point shooter who should be able to force people to guard him on the perimeter in new Wake Forest coach Jeff Bzdelik's system. But it's not clear whether the former Marshall commitment will be able to defend or be physical enough to make a big impact in the ACC. Basketball Recruiting - ACC Recruiting Rankings
A balanced class with four four-star prospects has Wake Forest at No. 4 in the ACC.

SLAM ONLINE | " SLAMonline Mock Draft: Al-Farouq Aminu, No. 8
With the eighth pick in the 2010 SLAMonline Mock Draft, the Los Angeles Clippers select… Al-Farouq Aminu from Wake Forest University. I’ll just say this up front, I didn’t want to pick Aminu here at No. 8. There were at least six or seven other players who seem like a better pick here. Yet, at the end of the day I couldn’t turn away from Al-Farouq AminuAminu because I feel he will be the best fit for the Los Angeles Clippers.

College Football 2010 Rankings: No. 92 Wake Forest – College Gridiron 365 Blog – Orlando Sentinel
Why is Wake Forest No. 92? No Riley Skinner, plain and simple. Skinner put this team on his back and led them, both on the field and off. Now the Deacons are without the winningest quarterback in school history and have yet to name a replacement for him. The running game has a chance to be very solid but without Skinner under center, it could be a long season.

American Chronicle | Phenom gearing up for WFU
Murray, 16, became the second-youngest player in the 31-year history of the Nationwide Tour to make a cut. He will arrive at Wake Forest in the fall of 2012. And make no mistake about it, according to Murray's father, Eric, he will be going to college. "No, he won't be going pro early," Eric Murray said. "That's not in the cards for him; he will need college."