Wake Forest Preview Capsule

Wake Forest Preview Capsule

Eds: With: BC-BKC–Wake Forest Preview.

By The Associated Press=

Wake Forest

Last season: 13-19, no postseason.

Nickname: Demon Deacons. Coach: Danny Manning.

Conference: Atlantic Coast.

Key returners: G Codi Miller-McIntyre, led team in scoring (14.7 ppg) and assists (137) but is out another 3-5 weeks with a broken foot. F Devin Thomas, had five 20-point games and ranked second in ACC with 12 double-doubles.

Who left: High-energy forward Aaron Rountree graduated and transferred to Iona. Part-time starting guard Madison Jones was dismissed in August for violating athletic department policy.

The Skinny: The Demon Deacons expect to show they’re making progress in Year 2 under Manning, but will that improvement translate into wins? It won’t be an easy task in an always-tough ACC.