Class of 2020 point guard Marcus Watson has asked for and been granted his release by Wake Forest basketball coach Steve Forbes this afternoon.
2020 Wake Forest signee Marcus Watson asked for and has received a release from his Letter of Intent, he tells @247Sports. Watson had originally committed to Danny Manning.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) May 24, 2020
Instagram post from Marcus Watson. pic.twitter.com/sgmia1tUno— Conor O'Neill (@ConorONeillWSJ) May 24, 2020
Watson, a three star recruit, was originally recruited to Wake by Danny Manning and his staff. On May 2, Watson reaffirmed his commitment to new coach Steve Forbes via his Instagram story, however in the past few weeks things have changed.
Rumors had circulated this week that Watson may not be attending Wake, and today this was confirmed.
Marcus’ decommitment leaves Quadry Adams, who was also recruited by Danny Manning, as the only recruit remaining in the class of 2020. Forward Jaylon Gibson and wing Djimon Bailey decommitted shortly after it was announced that Manning would not be retained as coach.
Wake Forest currently has nine scholarship players committed for next season, leaving the staff with four scholarships still left to fill.
The Deacs are in Georgetown transfer Mac McClung’s (guard) final seven schools, and have also reached out to Indiana forward Justin Smith and ETSU guard Daivien Williamson.
Here is the current roster makeup:
Isaiah Mucius Junior Forward 6-8 195
Jahcobi Neath Sophomore Guard 6-3 200
Tariq Ingraham Sophomore Forward 6-9 250
Ismael Massoud Sophomore Forward 6-8 200
Ody Oguama Sophomore Forward 6-9 205
Jonah Antonio Graduate Guard 6-5 180
Ian DuBose Graduate Guard 6-4 210
Isaiah Wilkins Junior Guard/Forward 6-4 225
Quadry Adams Freshman Guard 6-3 170
Sunday Okeke Senior Forward 6-8 250 Preferred Walk-On
Miles Lester Redshirt Junior Guard 6-0 180 Preferred Walk-On
Blake Buchanan Junior Forward 6-5 205 Walk-On
Grant Van Beveren Sophomore Forward 6-6 215 Walk-On
Stay tuned for further updates, and be sure to check out this article, which is being constantly updated with changes to the roster.