2017–18 Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball team

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2017–18 Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball
Wake Forest University Athletic logo.svg
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
2017–18 record11–20 (4–14 ACC)
Head coachDanny Manning (4th season)
Assistant coachSteve Woodberry
Assistant coachRandolph Childress
Assistant coachJamil Jones
Home arenaLJVM Coliseum
Seasons
2017–18 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Virginia 17 1   .944     31 3   .912
#9 Duke 13 5   .722     29 8   .784
#22 Miami (FL) 11 7   .611     22 10   .688
#20 Clemson 11 7   .611     25 10   .714
NC State 11 7   .611     21 12   .636
#10 North Carolina 11 7   .611     26 11   .703
Virginia Tech 10 8   .556     21 12   .636
Florida State 9 9   .500     23 12   .657
Louisville 9 9   .500     22 14   .611
Notre Dame 8 10   .444     21 15   .583
Syracuse 8 10   .444     23 14   .622
Boston College 7 11   .389     19 16   .543
Georgia Tech 6 12   .333     13 19   .406
Wake Forest 4 14   .222     11 20   .355
Pittsburgh 0 18   .000     8 24   .250
2018 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2017–18 Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball team represented Wake Forest University during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Demon Deacons were led by fourth-year head coach Danny Manning and played their home games at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, they finished the season 11–20, 4–14 in ACC play to finish in 14th place. They lost in the first round of the ACC Tournament to Syracuse.

Previous season[edit]

The Demon Deacons finished 2016–17 season 19–14, 9–9 in ACC play to finish in tenth place, they defeated Boston College in the first round of the ACC Tournament to advance to the second round where they lost to Virginia Tech. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as a No. 11 seed in the South region. There they lost in the First Four to Kansas State.

Offseason[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Reason for departure
Grey McClinton 11 G 6'7" 200 RS Junior Winston-Salem, NC Graduate transferred to Old Dominion
John Collins 20 F 6'10" 225 Sophomore West Palm Beach, FL Declare for 2017 NBA draft
Austin Arians 34 F 6'6" 200 RS Senior Stoughton, WI Graduated
Trent VanHorn 43 G 6'3" 215 Senior Fort Wayne, IN Graduated
Konstantinos Mitoglou 44 F 6'10" 245 Junior Thessaloniki, Greece Signed to play professionally in Greece with Panathinaikos B.C.

Incoming Transfers[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Terrence Thompson 20 F 6'7" 217 Senior Durham, NC Transferred from Marshall. Will be eligible to play immediately since Thompson graduated from Marshall.

2017 recruiting class[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Chaundee Brown
#7 SG
Orlando, FL The First Academy 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Oct 2, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Melo Eggleston
#70 SF
Washington, D.C. Clinton Christian School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 187 lb (85 kg) Apr 25, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Olivier Sarr
C
Paris, FR INSEP Paris 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Apr 12, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPNN/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2017 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2017-11-09.

2018 recruiting class[edit]

Roster[edit]

2017–18 Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Brandon Childress 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Wesleyan Christian Academy Winston-Salem, NC
G 1 Keyshawn Woods 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Jr Northside Christian Academy
Charlotte
Gastonia, NC
F 2 Donovan Mitchell 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Buchanan Clovis, CA
C 4 Doral Moore 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 280 lb (127 kg) Jr Montverde Academy Locust Grove, GA
G 10 Mitchell Wilbekin 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sr The Rock School Gainesville, FL
G/F 11 Melo Eggleston 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Notre Dame Prep Suitland, MD
G 13 Bryant Crawford 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr Gonzaga College HS Kensington, MD
F 20 Terrence Thompson 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Sr Riverside
Marshall
Durham, NC
G 23 Chaundee Brown 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr First Academy Orlando, FL
C 25 Sam Japhet-Mathias 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 280 lb (127 kg) So City of London Academy London, England
C 30 Olivier Sarr 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr INSEP Toulouse, France
F 33 Rich Washington 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Walsingham Academy Williamsburg, VA
F 34 Sunday Okeke (W) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Fr Greens Farms Academy Lagos, Nigera
G 40 Anthony Bilas (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Jr Charlotte Latin School Charlotte, NC
G 41 Aaron Spivey (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Nash Central Rocky Mount, NC
F 45 Troy Rike (W) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Sr St. Ignatius College Preparatory San Francisco, CA
G 52 Britton Anderson (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Flint Hill School Great Falls, VA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 3, 2017*
7:30 pm
Queens (NC) W 76–74 
 21  Woods   11  Thompson   4  Crawford  LJVM Coliseum (4,238)
Winston-Salem, NC
Non-conference regular season
Nov 10, 2017*
7:30 pm, ACCN Extra
Georgia Southern L 83–85  0–1
 25  Woods   11  Thompson   9  Childress  LJVM Coliseum (7,802)
Winston-Salem, NC
Nov 14, 2017*
7:30 pm, ACCN Extra
Liberty L 66–79  0–2
 21  Crawford   9  Moore   3  Brown  LJVM Coliseum (5,213)
Winston-Salem, NC
Nov 17, 2017*
8:30 pm, FloHoops.com
vs. Drake
Paradise Jam quarterfinals
L 74–77  0–3
 17  Moore   17  Moore   9  Crawford  Vines Center (586)
Lynchburg, VA
Nov 18, 2017*
2:30 pm, FloHoops.com
vs. Quinnipiac
Paradise Jam 2nd round consolation
W 72–55  1–3
 17  Crawford   7  Brown   4  Childress  Vines Center (743)
Lynchburg, VA
Nov 19, 2017*
2:30 p.m., FloHoops.com
vs. Houston
Paradise Jam
L 73–78  1–4
 17  Crawford   9  Moore   4  Childress  Vines Center (655)
Lynchburg, VA
Nov 24, 2017*
7:00 pm, ACCN Extra
UNC Greensboro W 81–75  2–4
 20  Woods   7  Moore   5  Crawford  LJVM Coliseum (6,810)
Winston-Salem, NC
Nov 28, 2017*
9:00 pm, ESPNU
Illinois
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
W 80–73  3–4
 20  Crawford   6  Moore   4  Crawford  LJVM Coliseum (5,782)
Winston-Salem, NC
Dec 2, 2017*
4:00 pm, RSN
Richmond W 82–53  4–4
 17  Woods   8  Moore   7  Crawford  LJVM Coliseum (6,591)
Winston-Salem, NC
Dec 5, 2017*
7:00 pm, Stadium
at Charlotte W 80–57  5–4
 17  Crawford   7  Sarr   4  Crawford  Dale F. Halton Arena (5,512)
Charlotte, NC
Dec 8, 2017*
7:00 pm, ACCN Extra
Army W 100–80  6–4
 22  Woods   11  Moore   9  Crawford  LJVM Coliseum (2,978)
Winston-Salem, NC
Dec 18, 2017*
7:00 pm
at Coastal Carolina W 84–80  7–4
 22  Crawford   10  Moore   6  Crawford  HTC Center (1,744)
Conway, NC
Dec 23, 2017*
12:30 pm, ESPN2
No. 21 Tennessee L 60–79  7–5
 18  Woods   8  Sarr   2  Crawford  LJVM Coliseum (11,362)
Winston-Salem, NC
ACC regular season
Dec 30, 2017
12:00 pm, ESPN2
at No. 13 North Carolina L 69–73  7–6
(0–1)
 17  Crawford   8  Moore   7  Childress  Dean Smith Center (19,578)
Chapel Hill, NC
Jan 3, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPNU
Syracuse W 73–67  8–6
(1–1)
 19  Crawford   9  Moore   8  Wilbekin  LJVM Coliseum (8,109)
Winston-Salem, NC
Jan 6, 2018
4:00 pm, RSN
at Boston College L 71–77  8–7
(1–2)
 24  Crawford   9  Moore   5  Childress  Conte Forum (5,247)
Chestnut Hill, MA
Jan 10, 2018
7:00 pm, RSN
Virginia Tech L 75–83  8–8
(1–3)
 17  Childress   13  Moore   4  Tied  LJVM Coliseum (8,260)
Winston-Salem, NC
Jan 13, 2018
12:00 pm, ACCN
at No. 7 Duke L 71–89  8–9
(1–4)
 21  Crawford   6  4 Tied   6  Crawford  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
Jan 18, 2018
8:00 pm, ACCN
at NC State L 63–72  8–10
(1–5)
 18  Crawford   10  Moore   5  Crawford  PNC Arena (15,815)
Raleigh, NC
Jan 21, 2018
6:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 2 Virginia L 49–59  8–11
(1–6)
 11  Crawford   13  Moore   4  Crawford  LJVM Coliseum (10,014)
Winston-Salem, NC
Jan 23, 2018
9:00 pm, RSN
No. 4 Duke L 70–84  8–12
(1–7)
 18  Tied   12  Moore   5  Brown  LJVM Coliseum (13,209)
Winston-Salem, NC
Jan 27, 2018
8:00 pm, ACCN
at Louisville L 77–96  8–13
(1–8)
 20  Brown   13  Moore   6  Crawford  KFC Yum! Center (17,215)
Louisville, KY
Jan 31, 2018
8:00 pm, ACCN
Florida State W 76–72  9–13
(2–8)
 19  Crawford   12  Moore   7  Crawford  LJVM Coliseum (7,809)
Winston-Salem, NC
Feb 3, 2018
2:00 pm, RSN
No. 20 Clemson L 67–75  9–14
(2–9)
 16  Crawford   13  Moore   6  Crawford  LJVM Coliseum (10,468)
Winston-Salem, NC
Feb 7, 2018
2:00 pm, ESPN2
at No. 25 Miami (FL) L 81–87  9–15
(2–10)
 23  Crawford   10  Moore   7  Crawford  Watsco Center (6,774)
Coral Gables, FL
Feb 11, 2018
1:00 pm, ACCN
at Syracuse L 70–78  9–16
(2–11)
 24  Crawford   16  Moore   7  Crawford  Carrier Dome (24,018)
Syracuse, NY
Feb 14, 2018
9:00 pm, RSN
Georgia Tech W 79–62  10–16
(3–11)
 17  Moore   12  Moore   9  Crawford  LJVM Coliseum (6,133)
Winston-Salem, NC
Feb 17, 2018
4:00 pm, ACCN
NC State L 84–90  10–17
(3–12)
 29  Crawford   12  Moore   3  Tied  LJVM Coliseum (13,641)
Winston-Salem, NC
Feb 21, 2018
9:00 pm, RSN
at Pittsburgh W 63–57  11–17
(4–12)
 14  Crawford   9  Moore   3  Tied  Peterson Events Center (2,420)
Pittsburgh, PA
Feb 24, 2018
3:00 pm, ACCN
Notre Dame L 71–76  11–18
(4–13)
 14  Wilbekin   6  Moore   6  Wilbekin  LJVM Coliseum (10,626)
Winston-Salem, NC
Mar 3, 2018
12:00 pm, ACCN
at Georgia Tech L 56–64  11–19
(4–14)
 22  Crawford   13  Moore   4  Childress  McCamish Pavilion (7,422)
Atlanta, GA
ACC Tournament
Mar 6, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN2
(14) vs. (11) Syracuse
First Round
L 64–73  11–20
 22  Crawford   6  Okeke   6  Crawford  Barclays Center (10,612)
Brooklyn, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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