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Kansas State Big Man Davion Bradford Commits to Wake Forest

The Deacs are getting some much-needed size

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Steve Forbes is wheeling and dealing in the transfer portal yet again, as Kansas State sophomore center Davion Bradford has committed to Wake Forest.

The thing that jumps right off the page for Bradford is his size—on the KSU roster, he is listed as 7-0, 270 pounds, which gives the Deacs some much needed size to replace the loss of Dallas Walton. Combining him with the 7-1, 250-pound Matthew Marsh gives Wake Forest some truly impressive size in the front court, bordering on “twin towers” territory. The Deacs should have no trouble protecting the paint in the near future with this duo around.

Bradford played for Kansas State for two seasons before making the decision to transfer. As always, since one of those seasons didn’t count because covid, he will have 3 years of eligibility remaining to play for Wake Forest. In his two seasons with the Wildcats, Bradford averaged 5.5 points and 3.1 rebounds in 18 minutes per game, while shooting an impressive 58% from the floor, though most of those were shots right at the rim. He had a fantastic freshman season—7.7 points and 4.3 rebounds per game—before his number dipped in his sophomore year due to dealing with illnesses. If he can get back on track and stay healthy, I have a feeling he can be a consistent double-double machine for Wake Forest.

This addition leaves Wake Forest with between 1 and 3 open scholarships as we still wait on the final decisions of Jake LaRavia and Daivien Williamson. LaRavia will be participating in the NBA Draft Combine (May 16-22) and both players have until June 1st to withdraw from the draft to keep their eligibility. Whatever they ultimately choose to do, it looks like Steve Forbes will have Wake Forest ready for next season.

Go Deacs!