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Wake Forest Basketball Recruiting: 2016 Centers

A look at Wake Forest's need and offers at center for the 2016 class.

Likely scholarship players:
None currently on roster

Just like with power forward, there are no players on Wake Forest's current roster who will be on the 2016 team. Manning will likely look to add a 2015 center, but big men will be needed in the 2016 class. At Kansas, Danny Manning had the reputation as a big man coach and this could be Manning's first recruited center. That makes this signing extremely important, as it could set up Wake Forest's future success with center recruits. With such a big need, expect Manning to cast a wide net, from immediate starters, to long term projects, to career role players. Big men are harder to project at a young age so it will likely take some time for Manning to identify the players he truly covets.


Iran Bennett (4 star ESPN):
Bennett is not listed as having a Wake Forest offer by Verbal Commits, but Zack Spears from Hoyas 247 was able to confirm that Bennett has an offer. Bennett is a talented player, who can become even better as he slims down. To his credit, he has already slimmed down considerably from the end of the basketball season.  He is already a force in the paint and he will better learn to use his agility and hands to dominate the high school game. Bennett's potential has allowed him to receive many offers, including Ohio State, Georgetown, NC State and Cincinnati, per Zack Spears. While Bennett told Spears that it was too early to name a true favorite, Wake Forest was Bennett's favorite team growing up. Manning should use this to his advantage, as he could sell Bennett on being a top big from his favorite team. It is early in Bennett's recruitment, but I expect Wake Forest to be a serious contender for Bennett, who will likely become a starter during his days in college.