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  • Jalen Johnson announces he’ll join Wake Forest as graduate transfer

    Winston-Salem Journal "Coach Steve Forbes has added a transfer that he and his staff are familiar with for the second time in the last couple of weeks. Jalen Johnson announced Monday that he’ll join Wake Forest’s men’s basketball program as a graduate transfer after playing at Tennessee..." June 09

  • Wake Forest transfer Chaundee Brown commits to Michigan

    Detroit News "Michigan’s late push for Wake Forest transfer Chaundee Brown has paid off. Brown announced in an Instagram post on Tuesday that he’ll be heading to Ann Arbor to finish his career with the Wolverines. The 6-foot-5, 220-guard added Michigan as a possible..." May 19

  • Ex-UNLV guard Jonah Antonio to join Wake Forest as graduate transfer

    247 Sports "A source tells 247Sports that UNLV grad transfer guard Jonah Antonio has committed to Wake Forest. The 6-foot-5 guard from Perth, Australia, averaged 6.9 points and and 2.4 rebounds a game for the Running Rebels last year. He did suffer a thumb injury in the non-conference..." May 15

  • Olivier Sarr to transfer to Kentucky from Wake Forest

    ESPN "Former Wake Forest big man Olivier Sarr, arguably the top college basketball transfer this spring, is transferring to Kentucky, he told ESPN on Wednesday. "I felt that was the best fit and the best opportunity for me," Sarr told ESPN. "Being able to..." May 06

  • Wake Forest coach Steve Forbes takes a shot at UK’s academics

    A Sea of Blue "On Tuesday, Wake Forest center Olivier Sarr was officially added to the transfer portal after reports came out over the weekend that he was not yet officially in. It is believed that Kentucky will be one of the main teams involved in trying to get Sarr for the 2020-21..." May 06

  • Wake Forest's Olivier Sarr entering transfer portal

    ACC Sports "With Steve Forbes now as coach, Wake Forest must be ready to move forward without Olivier Sarr. Early Friday morning, the All-ACC center announced his intention to enter the transfer portal. Sarr plans to find immediate eligibility and play for another program next season. The 7-footer is..." May 01

  • Wake Forest focused on ETSU's Forbes as next head coach

    ESPN "Wake Forest is in talks with East Tennessee State's Steve Forbes to become the Demon Deacons' next head coach, sources told ESPN. No deal had been reached as of Thursday morning, sources told ESPN. Forbes would replace Danny Manning, who was fired on..." April 30

  • Wake Forest names Steve Forbes its basketball coach

    CBS Sports "East Tennessee State coach Steve Forbes reached an agreement in principle to become Wake Forest's next basketball coach, a source told CBS Sports on Thursday morning. A few hours later, the school announced Forbes, 50, would replace former Demon Deacons coach Danny..." April 30

  • Wake Forest Next Stop For John Beilein?

    Hoops Rumors "Wake Forest announced the dismissal of head coach Danny Manning earlier today, and former Cavaliers coach John Beilein has emerged as on the rumor mill as a popular candidate to take over the program. Beilein’s transition to the NBA didn’t go..." April 25

  • Ryan Odom among candidates for Wake Forest job

    Larry Brown Sports "Ryan Odom could be back in the spotlight two years after pulling off perhaps the greatest upset in the history of college basketball. Jeff Goodman of Stadium reported on Saturday that the UMBC head coach is among the candidates to take over the Wake Forest after their firing..." April 25

  • Wake Forest fires basketball coach Danny Manning

    ESPN "Wake Forest has fired basketball coach Danny Manning after six seasons, the school announced Saturday. The Demon Deacons never finished above .500 in the ACC under Manning, who had a 14-42 conference record over the past three seasons. Last season, they went 13-18 overall and..." April 25

  • Wake Forest adds Ian DuBose, Isaiah Wilkins as transfer help

    Winston-Salem Journal "Isaiah Wilkins, a Mount Tabor graduate who played at Virginia Tech for the last two seasons, is moving closer to home. Wilkins announced his commitment to join Wake Forest’s men’s basketball program on Thursday morning. The 6-4, 225-pound wing averaged 4.3 points..." April 17

  • Carl Tacy, former Wake Forest basketball coach who’s in school’s hall of fame, has died

    The News & Observer "Carl Tacy, who was maybe one of the most underrated basketball coaches in Wake Forest basketball history, has died at age 86. Tacy, who lived in Winston-Salem along with his wife, Donnie, for the last 15 years or so, coached Wake from the 1972-73 season through 1984-85. Wake Forest..." April 04

  • NCAA unlikely to grant extra eligibility year to winter athletes

    The Score "The NCAA is unlikely to grant another year of eligibility to student-athletes who participate in winter sports and had their seasons and tournaments cut short due to the coronavirus outbreak, reports Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Spring student-athletes are still in line to..." March 18

  • Ex-Wake Forest basketball coach convicted for ‘one-punch’ slaying in Queens

    New York Post "A former Wake Forest basketball coach was found guilty of assault on Thursday for fatally punching a Florida tourist in Queens. Jamill Jones, 37, could face up to a year in prison when sentenced next month for the August 2018 attack that left Sandor Szabo, 35,..." February 07