It seems like there is always drama with the Wake Forest basketball program. Deacons Illustrated's Les Johns reported on Saturday morning that grad transfer Matt Williams has decommitted from Wake Forest, and is leaning towards staying at UCF. This news comes less than two weeks after he originally committed to Wake Forest, and just three days after the school officially announced the addition.
Editor's Note: This article has been revised to reflect the fact that Les Johns broke this story prior to ESPN's Jeff Goodman.
Received word this morning that UCF grad transfer Matt Williams has decommitted from Wake Forest.— Les Johns (@Les_Johns) April 30, 2016
This is certainly a major surprise to me. I'm sure there are cases out there, but I haven't heard of a grad transfer decommitting before. At this point, Wake Forest now, once again, has an available scholarship. Is there another grad transfer that Danny Manning is targeting? Is there a 2016 target that Wake Forest is interested in? This will definitely be something to track in the coming days. Wake Forest is losing experience, a good outside shot, and a good defender. Hopefully Manning and his staff can rebound and replace those skills.