2014–15 Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball team

The 2014–15 Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball team represented Wake Forest University during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Demon Deacons were led by first-year head coach Danny Manning. The team played home games at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and was a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 13–19, 5–11 in ACC play to finish twelfth place. They lost in the first round of the ACC Tournament to Virginia Tech.

2014–15 Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball
Wake Forest University Athletic logo.svg
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
2014–15 record13–19 (5–11 ACC)
Head coachDanny Manning (1st season)
Assistant coachSteve Woodberry
Assistant coachRandolph Childress
Assistant coachBrett Ballard
Home arenaLJVM Coliseum
Seasons
2014–15 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#6 Virginia 16 2   .889     30 4   .882
#4 Duke 15 3   .833     35 4   .897
#8 Notre Dame 14 4   .778     32 6   .842
#15 North Carolina 11 7   .611     26 12   .684
Miami (FL) 10 8   .556     25 13   .658
NC State 10 8   .556     22 14   .611
Syracuse 9 9   .500     18 13   .581
Clemson 8 10   .444     16 15   .516
Florida State 8 10   .444     17 16   .515
Pittsburgh 8 10   .444     19 15   .559
Wake Forest 5 13   .278     13 19   .406
Boston College 4 14   .222     13 19   .406
Georgia Tech 3 15   .167     12 19   .387
Virginia Tech 2 16   .111     11 22   .333
#17 Louisville* 0 6   .000     0 8   .000
ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
*Lousiville: 24 reg. season games, 4 postseason games vacated due to sanctions against the program; Disputed Record-(27-9)(12-6)

Contents

Previous seasonEdit

The Demon Deacons finished the season 13–19, 5–13 in ACC play to finish in a three-way tie for 11th place. They advanced to the second round of the ACC Tournament where they lost to Pittsburgh.

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Coron Williams 13 G 6'1" 175 GS Senior Midlothian, VA Graduated
Miles Overton 20 G 6'4" 210 Sophomore Philadelphia, PA Transferred to Drexel
Travis McKie 30 F 6'7" 220 Senior Richmond, VA Graduated
Tyler Cavanaugh 34 F 6'9" 230 Sophomore Dewitt, NY Transferred to George Washington
Arnaud William Adala Moto 45 F 6'6" 225 Sophomore Yaoundé, Cameroon Transferred to Towson

RecruitingEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Mitch Wilbekin
Guard
Gainesville, Florida The Rock School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 160 lb (73 kg) May 5, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Rondale Watson
Guard
Lewisburg, West Virginia Greenbrier East High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sep 18, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247Sports:     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:

  • "2014 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2014-07-03.

RosterEdit

2014–15 Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Codi Miller-McIntyre 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Hargrave Military Acad. Concord, NC
G 1 Madison Jones 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Jr Ravencroft School Raleigh, NC
F 2 Devin Thomas 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Jr Central Dauphin HS Harrisburg, PA
F 4 Daniel Green 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) RS Jr Grapevine HS Colleyville, TX
G 10 Mitchell Wilbekin 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Fr The Rock School Gainesville, FL
G 11 Greg McClinton 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS Fr Hargrave Military Acad. Winston-Salem, NC
F 13 Darius Leonard 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) GS Kestrel Heights HS Raleigh, NC
G 23 Rondale Watson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Greenbrier East HS Lewisburg, WV
F 25 Cornelius Hudson 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Mansfield Timberview HS Dallas, TX
C 31 Andre Washington 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Jr Hargrave Military Acad. Roanoke, VA
F 33 Aaron Rountree III 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Greenfield School Wilson, NC
G 35 Stephen Prendergast 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Don Bosco Prep Mahwah, NJ
F 42 Gilbert McGregor 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) RS So Brewster Academy New Orleans, LA
G 43 Trent VanHorn 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Canterbury School Fort Wayne, IN
F 44 Konstantinos Mitoglou 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr Aristoteleio College of Thessaloniki Thessaloniki, Greece
F 45 Troy Rike 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr St. Ignatius College Preparatory San Francisco, CA
F 51 Grant O'Brien 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr The Governor's Academy North Andover, MA
F 52 Doug Niedrich 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Adlai E. Stevenson HS Kildeer, IL
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/07/2014*
7:00 PM
Young Harris W 96–71 
LJVM Coliseum (5,206)
Winston-Salem, NC
Regular non-conference season
11/14/2014*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
UNC Asheville W 80–69  1–0
LJVM Coliseum (9,834)
Winston-Salem, NC
11/17/2014*
8:00 PM, ESPN3
at Tulane W 71–49  2–0
Devlin Fieldhouse (1,922)
New Orleans, LA
11/19/2014*
9:00 PM, SECN
at Arkansas L 53–83  2–1
Bud Walton Arena (14,574)
Fayetteville, AR
11/21/2014*
8:30 PM, ESPN3
Iona L 81–85  2–2
LJVM Coliseum (6,809)
Winston-Salem, NC
11/24/2014*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Nicholls State W 75–48  3–2
LJVM Coliseum (6,045)
Winston-Salem, NC
11/26/2014*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Mount St. Mary's W 83–49  4–2
LJVM Coliseum (7,166)
Winston-Salem, NC
11/28/2014*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Delaware State L 65–72  4–3
LJVM Coliseum (8,064)
Winston-Salem, NC
12/02/2014*
7:00 PM, ESPNU
Minnesota
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
L 69–84  4–4
LJVM Coliseum (8,112)
Winston-Salem, NC
12/06/2014
7:00 PM, ESPNU
at NC State L 65–78  4–5 (0–1)
PNC Arena (16,615)
Raleigh, NC
12/14/2014*
6:00 PM, ESPN3
Samford W 86–68  5–5
LJVM Coliseum (6,973)
Winston-Salem, NC
12/20/2014*
5:00 PM, FS1
vs. Florida
Orange Bowl Classic
L 50–63  5–6
BB&T Center (10,175)
Sunrise, FL
12/22/2014*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Bucknell W 60–53  6–6
LJVM Coliseum (9,739)
Winston-Salem, NC
12/28/2014*
4:00 PM, NBCSN
at Richmond W 65–63  7–6
Robins Center (6,279)
Richmond, VA
12/31/2014*
1:00 PM, ESPN3
Princeton W 80–66  8–6
LJVM Coliseum (9,245)
Winston-Salem, NC
ACC Regular Season
01/04/2015
8:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 5 Louisville L 76–85  8–7 (0–2)
LJVM Coliseum (10,862)
Winston-Salem, NC
01/07/2015
9:00 PM, ACCN
No. 2 Duke L 65–73  8–8 (0–3)
LJVM Coliseum (12,651)
Winston-Salem, NC
01/10/2015
12:00 PM, ACCN
Georgia Tech W 76–69  9–8 (1–3)
LJVM Coliseum (11,514)
Winston-Salem, NC
01/13/2015
8:00 PM, ACCN
at Syracuse L 83–86 OT 9–9 (1–4)
Carrier Dome (23,367)
Syracuse, NY
01/21/2015
7:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 15 North Carolina L 71–87  9–10 (1–5)
LJVM Coliseum (13,877)
Winston-Salem, NC
01/24/2015
12:00 PM, ACCN
at Clemson L 57–59  9–11 (1–6)
Littlejohn Coliseum (8,056)
Clemson, SC
01/28/2015
7:00 PM, RSN
at Florida State L 76–82 2OT 9–12 (1–7)
Donald L. Tucker Civic Center (6,195)
Tallahassee, FL
01/31/2015
2:00 PM, RSN
Virginia Tech W 73–70  10–12 (2–7)
LJVM Coliseum (11,752)
Winston-Salem, NC
02/03/2015
8:00 PM, ACCN
NC State W 88–84  11–12 (3–7)
LJVM Coliseum (10,904)
Winston-Salem, NC
02/07/2015
12:00 PM, RSN
at Georgia Tech L 59–73  11–13 (3–8)
Hank McCamish Pavilion (6,580)
Atlanta, GA
02/11/2015
7:00 PM, RSN
Miami (FL) W 72–70  12–13 (4–8)
LJVM Coliseum (9,918)
Winston-Salem, NC
02/14/2015
2:30 PM, ACCN
at No. 2 Virginia L 60–61  12–14 (4–9)
John Paul Jones Arena (14,593)
Charlottesville, VA
02/17/2015
7:00 PM, ESPN2
at No. 10 Notre Dame L 75–88  12–15 (4–10)
Purcell Pavilion (8,421)
South Bend, IN
02/25/2015
7:00 PM, RSN
No. 2 Virginia L 34–70  12–16 (4–11)
LJVM Coliseum (10,772)
Winston-Salem, NC
03/01/2015
6:30 PM, ESPNU
Pittsburgh W 69–66  13–16 (5–11)
LJVM Coliseum (10,109)
Winston-Salem, NC
03/04/2015
8:00 PM, ACCN
at Duke L 51–94  13–17 (5–12)
Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
03/07/2015
2:30 PM, RSN
at Boston College L 61–79  13–18 (5–13)
Conte Forum (4,838)
Chestnut Hill, MA
ACC Tournament
03/10/2015
3:40 PM, ESPN2
vs. Virginia Tech
First Round
L 80–81  13–19
Greensboro Coliseum (9,003)
Greensboro, NC
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.[1].

Season HighsEdit

Player Game
Points 31 Devin Thomas vs. Louisville 1/4/15
Rebounds 18 Devin Thomas vs. Iona 11/21/14
Assists 7 Codi Miller-McIntyre vs. Mount St. Mary's 11/26/14
Steals 4 Mitchell Wilbekin/Cornelius Hudson at Tulane 11/17/14 / vs. Delaware State 11/28/14
Blocks 3 Dinos Mitoglou vs. Nicholls State 11/24/14

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2014–15 Schedule". wakeforestsports.com. Retrieved September 5, 2014.