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Wake Forest Basketball Recruiting: 2015 Shooting Guards

A look at Wake Forest's need and offers at shooting guard for the 2015 class.

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Likely scholarship players:
Codi Miller-McIntyre (Senior)
Miles Overton (Junior)
Rondale Watson (Sophomore)

With three players already on the roster, this does not appear to be a position of need. With their two available spots for the 2015-16 team, it is likely that one of them will be a wing. This spot would be best filled by a small forward (more on thistomorrow), but it could also be filled by a shooting guard. This would allow Wake Forest to run a three guard lineup more frequently and effectively. There are a few good options at this spot that will give Wake Forest depth on the wing. A lot of these players will be able to fill a role their freshman year and be major contributors the rest of their college careers.

Offers (According to Verbal Commits):

Jimmy Whitt (4 star ESPN):
Whitt is an athletic defender who is continuing to improve as an offensive player. He has a great midrange game and is working on become better as a distributor. He has offers from Oklahoma State, Wichita State and SMU, but has started to hear from Kansas and UNC. Whitt remains a realistic option for Wake Forest, as he has been recruited by Manning since his days at Tulsa. If he continues to get interest from some of the top teams, it will be hard for Manning to gain a commitment. Right now, it appears Wake Forest has a realistic chance to land Whitt, but there also may be better options for Manning on the wing.

Josh Reaves (4 star Scout):
Reaves has a similar game to Jimmy Whitt, but has been touted as the more talented player by many. He plays a fast paced, defensive-oriented game. His defense would allow him to contribute at Wake Forest right away. His offense needs improvement, but has been steadily improving. He has offers from Villanova, Georgetown, VCU, and many others. He plans to decide in late July, so we will know his decision in the near future. He has not visited Wake Forest yet, but thinks he will visit before his decision. Expect updates when Reaves decides to visit and make his college decision. He would be a great option for Wake Forest as a defensive stopper who could play significant minutes at both wing positions.

Shake Milton (4 star ESPN):
Milton has shooting guard size with the ability to play both guard positions. He is a capable scorer who can also set up his teammates. His offensive game is more refined than the other shooting guard offers, but he needs more help on the defensive end. He has some major offers, including Indiana, but also had great things to say about Wake Forest, "I love Wake Forest and I've built a really good relationship with Coach Manning and Ballard." Time will tell if Manning is able to land this talented guard, but Wake Forest appears to be a real contender.

Quinndary Weatherspoon (3 star Rivals):
Weatherspoon is a solid player who runs under the radar due to his top rated teammate. He plays AAU for the Jackson Tigers with top 5 recruit, Malik Newman. Playing with Newman has allowed Weatherspoon to develop into a solid second option on his team, which will help him fill a role early in his college career. He is not incredibly athletic, but is a smooth scorer who compliments Newman well. He has gotten interest from some big conference schools, but not as much as the other shooting guard offers. Quinndary Weatherspoon could be a great option for Danny Manning, and he is definitely a player that Wake Forest has a realistic chance at landing.