People can stop banging the drum for Wake to break the ice in 2022 basketball recruiting, as Steve Forbes and company land 4 Star Forward Zach Keller out of Littleton, Colorado.
Wake beat out the likes of Texas Tech, Utah, and TCU for Keller’s verbal commitment. According to 247Sports.com he’s ranked as the 75th overall player in the class of 2022, the best player in Colorado, and the 10th PF in the class.
Here’s what 247Sports analyst Brandon Jennings had to say about Keller, who projects him as a Power 5 Starter: “ Keller is a hard-playing power forward prospect who gets off the floor well and shows a solid foundation of skill within his game. Offensively, he diversifies his game with his physical activity on the offensive glass to score off of clean-up buckets while also having the touch to step out and knock down the long ball. He adds value as a vertical athlete who will explode off the floor to protect the rim in an intriguing fashion or to corral a rebound on both ends. The question mark within his game is his durability, however, when healthy, Keller plays with a high motor and does not require a certain amount of touches to have an effect on a game.” Based on that, Keller seems like the perfect player for Steve Forbes’s 5-out style motion offense.
This might prove to be the jolt Steve Forbes needs to get a couple of other guys jumping on board to continue this rebuild.
Welcome to Winston-Salem, Zach!