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Deacon Dump 7/8: All-American Deacs, Recruiting Tidbits

In today's links we congratulate Steven Forman and Lain Atkinson of the tennis team and Cheyenne Woods and Michelle Shin of the women's golf team for receiving All-American honors.  Click through for these stories, a few recruiting tidbits, Al-Farouq Aminu's latest workouts and more.

ACC Basketball Recruiting Profile: Jabari Brown « ACC Basketball Recruiting
Wake Forest is also a school he enjoys because of, “the feel that I have gotten from the new coaching staff, along with their style of play.” Despite the departure of Head Coach Dino Gaudio from Wake Forest, his replacement, Jeff Bzdelik of Colorado, has done an excellent job. “I think Coach Bzdelik is a good coach who would put me in the position to flourish from style of play,” said Brown. As of now, Brown has no favorites and is nowhere close to making a decision on where he will commit.

"I had never set foot on campus before the day I drove up here from Georgia," Pope explains. "The first impression was -- I couldn't believe it. You're on the Wake Forest campus or you're off the Wake Forest campus - not like campuses I'd been on before. And when you're on -- you know it because it feels like a different place. It's beautiful and you can tell that it's a very tight community where everybody on this campus feels like this is somewhere really special. And that's unique. You're going to come on campus, and you're going to feel you're somewhere different than you've ever been before. You can't be on this campus and not feel like you're somewhere special." Tigers active with North Carolina center
Interest from schools from the power conferences is starting to pick up for Cannon. “I’ve been working on my game. I’m stronger. During the season I feel like they were more focused on their own season,” he said. “Now that they’re season are over, they have more time to get to know me better and get started in the recruited process.” This summer, he plans to hit four elite camps: Tennessee, Indiana, Wake Forest and Florida.

Golden State is in a tricky draft spot - San Jose Mercury News
Henry was one of six players at the team's downtown facility exhibiting their wares in preparation for the draft. He was joined by Wake Forest small forward Al-Farouq Aminu, Kentucky forward Patrick Patterson, Texas swingman Damion James, Iowa State forward Marquis Gilstrap and Maryland forward Landon Milbourne.

Portsmouth High baseball team look to keep win streak alive - The Boston Globe
Montville has committed to play at the University of Maryland on a baseball scholarship this fall. His teammate, Nate Jones, will play at Wake Forest on scholarship. Jones said the team’s success is what appealed to Wake Forest coach Tom Walter. “He liked that I’ve been winning and I know how to win,’’ said Jones, who owns an 18-0 career record on the mound at Portsmouth. But perhaps more important is keeping the winning streak alive. And with each win, Jones admits the pressure builds.

Atkinson and Forman Named ITA All-Americans - WAKE FOREST OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
Wake Forest senior Steven Forman and junior Iain Atkinson have been named doubles All-Americans as announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association on Monday. Forman also received doubles All-America honors in 2008 and 2009 with former partner Cory Parr ('09), making him the first player in Wake Forest men's tennis history to be named an All-American in three different seasons. Basketball Recruiting - Pangos AA- Sunday recap
Naadir Tharpe, PG- Back on the open market after backing off of his pledge to Providence, the 5-foot-11 Tharpe is a solid floor general. He definitely gets his teammates involved first, has a strong upper body and plays under control. He's not a burner, so it's important that he keep mixing in a few jumpers to keep defenders on their heels. - ACC basketball: Predicting the 2010-11 season
Panel's projected ACC standings: Duke, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Florida State, N.C. State, Maryland, Miami, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Boston College and Virginia.

Utah Jazz: Al-Farouq Aminu thinks his versatility will help him stick in NBA | Deseret News
Aminu believes he will bring more to the NBA because he opted to stay for his sophomore season at Wake Forest instead of putting his name in the draft pool last summer. "I think I got better in all parts of my game," Aminu said. "I really got better as a player. I got smarter as a player. I think I grew up."

Woods and Shin Named Golfweek All-Americas - WAKE FOREST OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
Wake Forest's Cheyenne Woods and Michelle Shin have both been named Golfweek All-Americans for the 2009-10 season. Woods earned third team honors and Shin took home honorable mention accolades. This is the first All-American honors of both players' career and it brings Wake Forest's total to 14. The Demon Deacons have now had a pair of All-Americans in back-to-back seasons for the first time in school-history. Nannette Hill and Natalie Sheary were each named All-Americans in 2008-09.

1st Annual Best Of The Best Day 1
The crafty point guard made sure he established himself early in the first game of the day. From the tip the Steve Nash in him was the air. He used a series of crossovers and pull up jumpers to get his team and himself going early. Every time this kid attends a camp like this he is a joy to watch because he gets his players involved early and often. A true point guard, Lewis has the flare to please crowds and the awareness to make the right play. Basketball Recruiting - Powell impressive at Pangos
Bishop Daniels- One of the more athletic guards in the 2011 class, Daniels was on top of his game Friday night. He made good decisions with the basketball, got to the rim and finished and also knocked down jumpers. The improvement in his jump shot and mental game has been evident so far on this year's travel circuit. 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.