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Wake Forest Basketball Recruiting: 2015 Centers

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

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Likely scholarship players:
Devin Thomas (Senior)
Andre Washington (Senior)

Need:
As mentioned in the power forward article, Danny Manning will likely have one scholarship that he will use towards a big man. At the center position, Manning has a definite starter in Devin Thomas. In his senior year, Thomas will command major minutes and will continue to be a major impact player. Andre Washington has the size to be Thomas' back up. Washington is rather limited offensively and Wake Forest would be best served finding an additional big man. A recruit that can serve as a back up to Thomas as a freshman and start as a sophomore would be perfect for Manning in this spot.

Offers (According to Verbal Commits):

Doral Moore (5 star Rivals):
Moore's high rankings by recruiting sites is more due to his long-term potential than his current skill level. He is seven feet tall, but has not fully grown into his body at 225 pounds. He has good hands and is solid as a rim protector on defense. His game will continue to grow as he adds more strength and post moves to his repertoire. His potential has helped him land many top offers, including Ohio St, Florida, Indiana, and Louisville. Moore appears to be a great first big man for Danny Manning as a head coach. Wake Forest will have stiff competition for Moore, but he is a player that Manning should seriously consider. There will not be big expectations for Moore his freshman year, as Wake Forest already has a senior starter in place. With time to develop Moore, as a reserve as a freshman and then a bigger roles during his college career, Manning could continue to prove himself as an elite big man coach. Moore may not be a fully realistic prospect for Wake Forest, but he appears to be a great fit with Danny Manning.