Wake Forest Basketball: Deacons land top-75 point guard Carter Whitt

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Wake Forest Basketball is going through a full rebuild. It’s off to a great start with the pickup of Carter Whitt.

Wake Forest Basketball decided to part ways with former head coach Danny Manning earlier this year.  The Demon Deacons could never seem to catch their footing in the ACC after a surprise run to the NCAA tournament a few seasons ago, because of that the administration at Wake Forest decided it was in their best interest to pursue other options.

Enter Steve Forbes, who turned his former school the East Tennessee State Buccaneers into a  powerhouse mid-major program.  ETSU was one of the most athletic and talented teams in the country every year and for them, it all started with the play of their point guard.  Forbes is out to prove that the Deacs are not that far from being a legitimate contender for the NCAA tournament every season.

How do coaches build their programs quickly?  They scour the transfer market and are able to get a few recruiting wins early.  Those recruiting wins are players that the coach can build around, so most of them are very talented and are going to fit perfectly into the system the coach wants to run.

Coach Forbes and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons have just struck gold with their latest commit and that is in the way of four-star point guard Carter Whitt. He’s the No. 63 ranked player in the 2021recruiting class and should have a major impact on the program.

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