Wake Forest coach Danny Manning, who was hired earlier this month, announced Wednesday that sophomore forward Arnaud William Adala Moto has decided to transfer.

The 6-foot-6 Adala Moto started 11 games during the 2013-14 season, averaging 6.9 points with 5.2 rebounds while contributing as a forward and undersized post player. He was part of a seven-man recruiting class that joined the Demon Deacons before the 2012-13 season, when he averaged 5.6 points and 3.9 rebounds in 19 starts for former coach Jeff Bzdelik.

"In the short time I have known Arnaud, I've been able to see what an outstanding young man he is," Manning said in a school-issued release. "He informed us today of his wishes to continue his basketball career elsewhere. We respect his decision and wish him the best in his athletic and educational endeavors."

Of Wake's seven signees from the prep class of 2012, combo guard Codi Miller-McIntyre and Adala Moto were ranked the highest by ESPN.com. Adala Moto also considered Virginia Tech, Miami, Florida, UCLA and Vanderbilt as a D.C.-area standout.