2015–16 Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball team

The 2015–16 Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball team represented Wake Forest University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Demon Deacons were led by second-year head coach Danny Manning. The team played home games at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and were a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Demon Deacons finished season 11–20, 2–16 in ACC play to finish in 14th place. They lost to NC State in the first round of the ACC Tournament.

2015–16 Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball
Wake Forest University Athletic logo.svg
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
2015–16 record11–20 (2–16 ACC)
Head coachDanny Manning (2nd season)
Assistant coachSteve Woodberry
Assistant coachRandolph Childress
Assistant coachBrett Ballard
Home arenaLJVM Coliseum
Seasons
2015–16 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#3 North Carolina 14 4   .778     33 7   .825
#4 Virginia 13 5   .722     29 8   .784
#10 Miami (FL) 13 5   .722     27 8   .771
#16 Louisville* 12 6   .667     23 8   .742
Notre Dame 11 7   .611     24 12   .667
#19 Duke 11 7   .611     25 11   .694
Virginia Tech 10 8   .556     20 15   .571
Clemson 10 8   .556     17 14   .548
Pittsburgh 9 9   .500     21 12   .636
Syracuse 9 9   .500     23 14   .622
Georgia Tech 8 10   .444     21 15   .583
Florida State 8 10   .444     20 14   .588
NC State 5 13   .278     16 17   .485
Wake Forest 2 16   .111     11 20   .355
Boston College 0 18   .000     7 25   .219
*Ineligible for both the 2016 ACC Tournament and the 2016 NCAA Tournament due to self-imposed postseason ban.
2016 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

Previous seasonEdit

The Demon Deacons 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.

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Daniel Green 4 F 6'10" 230 RS Junior Colleyville, TX Graduate transferred to Arkansas–Little Rock
Darius Leonard 13 F 6'9" 225 Senior Raleigh, NC Graduated
Aaron Rountree III 33 F 6'8" 195 Junior Wilson, NC Graduate transferred to Iona
Doug Niedrich 52 F 6'6" 200 Senior Kildeer, IL Graduated

Incoming TransfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Keyshawn Woods 30 G 6'3" 182 Sophomore Gastonia, NC Transferred from Charlotte. Under NCAA transfer rules, Woods will have to sit out for the 2015–16 season. Will have three years of remaining eligibility.

RecruitingEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Doral Moore
C
Locust Grove, GA Montverde Academy 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (110 kg) Oct 8, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Bryant Crawford
PG
Kensington, MD Gonzaga College High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 182 lb (83 kg) Sep 21, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
John Collins
PF
West Palm Beach, FL Cardinal Newman High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 221 lb (100 kg) Sep 21, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
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:

  • "2015 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2015-07-22.

Recruiting class of 2016Edit

RosterEdit

2015–16 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) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr Hargrave Military Acad. Concord, NC
G 1 Madison Jones 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Sr Ravenscroft School Raleigh, NC
F 2 Devin Thomas 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Sr Central Dauphin HS Harrisburg, PA
C 4 Doral Moore 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Fr Montverde Academy Locust Grove, GA
G 10 Mitchell Wilbekin 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 165 lb (75 kg) So The Rock School Gainesville, FL
G 11 Greg McClinton 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS So Hargrave Military Acad. Winston-Salem, NC
G 13 Bryant Crawford 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Gonzaga College HS Kensington, MD
F 20 John Collins 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Fr Cardinal Newman HS West Palm Beach, FL
G 23 Rondale Watson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Greenbrier East HS Lewisburg, WV
F 25 Cornelius Hudson 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Mansfield Timberview HS Dallas, TX
G 30 Keyshawn Woods (I)   6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 182 lb (83 kg) So Northside Christian Academy
Charlotte
Gastonia, NC
C 31 Andre Washington 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Sr Hargrave Military Acad. Roanoke, VA
G 35 Stephen Prendergast (W) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sr Don Bosco Prep Mahwah, NJ
G 40 Anthony Bilas (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Fr Charlotte Latin School Charlotte, NC
F 42 Gilbert McGregor (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) RS Jr Brewster Academy New Orleans, LA
G 43 Trent VanHorn 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Canterbury School Fort Wayne, IN
F 44 Konstantinos Mitoglou 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So Aristoteleio College of Thessaloniki Thessaloniki, Greece
F 45 Troy Rike (W) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So St. Ignatius College Preparatory San Francisco, CA
F 51 Grant O'Brien (W) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr The Governor's Academy North Andover, MA
G 52 Britton Anderson (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Flint Hill School Great Falls, VA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 6, 2015*
7:00 PM
UNC Pembroke W 86–64 
LJVM Coliseum (5,412)
Winston-Salem, NC
Non-conference regular season
Nov 13, 2015*
8:00 PM, ESPN3
UMBC W 78–73  1–0
LJVM Coliseum (6,904)
Winston-Salem, NC
Nov 15, 2015*
1:00 PM, CBSSN
at Bucknell W 90–82  2–0
Sojka Pavilion (3,247)
Lewisburg, PA
Nov 18, 2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Richmond L 82–91  2–1
LJVM Coliseum (7,021)
Winston-Salem, NC
Nov 23, 2015*
5:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. No. 13 Indiana
Maui Invitational quarterfinals
W 82–78  3–1
Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
Nov 24, 2015*
7:30 PM, ESPN
vs. No. 19 Vanderbilt
Maui Invitational semifinals
L 64–86  3–2
Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
Nov 25, 2015*
7:30 PM, ESPN2
vs. UCLA
Maui Invitational 3rd place game
W 80–77  4–2
Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
Nov 30, 2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN2
at Rutgers
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
W 69–68  5–2
The RAC (3,817)
Piscataway, NJ
Dec 4, 2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Arkansas W 88–85  6–2
LJVM Coliseum (9,488)
Winston-Salem, NC
Dec 15, 2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
UNC Greensboro W 81–71  7–2
LJVM Coliseum (7,249)
Winston-Salem, NC
Dec 18, 2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Coastal Carolina W 83–77  8–2
LJVM Coliseum (8,107)
Winston-Salem, NC
Dec 22, 2015*
7:00 PM, RSN
Xavier
Skip Prosser Classic
L 70–78  8–3
LJVM Coliseum (12,938)
Winston-Salem, NC
Dec 29, 2015*
6:00 PM, ESPNU
at LSU W 77–71  9–3
Maravich Center (12,104)
Baton Rouge, LA
ACC regular season
Jan 3, 2016
8:00 PM, ESPNU
at No. 18 Louisville L 57–65  9–4
(0–1)
KFC Yum! Center (21,302)
Louisville, KY
Jan 6, 2016
7:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 14 Duke L 75–91  9–5
(0–2)
LJVM Coliseum (13,466)
Winston-Salem, NC
Jan 10, 2016
8:00 PM, ESPNU
NC State W 77–74  10–5
(1–2)
LJVM Coliseum (11,865)
Winston-Salem, NC
Jan 13, 2016
9:00 PM, RSN
at Virginia Tech L 91–93  10–6
(1–3)
Cassell Coliseum (4,985)
Blacksburg, VA
Jan 16, 2016
12:00 PM, ACCN
Syracuse L 55–83  10–7
(1–4)
LJVM Coliseum (11,592)
Winston-Salem, NC
Jan 20, 2016
7:00 PM, ESPN2
at No. 2 North Carolina L 68–83  10–8
(1–5)
Dean Smith Center (19,053)
Chapel Hill, NC
Jan 23, 2016
12:00 PM, ACCN
No. 15 Miami (FL) L 63–77  10–9
(1–6)
LJVM Coliseum (6,928)
Winston-Salem, NC
Jan 26, 2016
7:00 PM, ESPN3
No. 11 Virginia L 71–72  10–10
(1–7)
LJVM Coliseum (9,221)
Winston-Salem, NC
Jan 31, 2016
1:00 PM, ACCN
at No. 25 Notre Dame L 62–85  10–11
(1–8)
Edmund P. Joyce Center (9,149)
South Bend, IN
Feb 2, 2016
8:00 PM, ACCN
Clemson L 62–76  10–12
(1–9)
LJVM Coliseum (8,716)
Winston-Salem, NC
Feb 6, 2016
12:00 PM, RSN
Florida State L 71–91  10–13
(1–10)
LJVM Coliseum (9,796)
Winston-Salem, NC
Feb 10, 2016
7:00 PM, RSN
at Georgia Tech L 66–71  10–14
(1–11)
Hank McCamish Pavilion (5,089)
Atlanta, GA
Feb 13, 2016
12:00 PM, RSN
at NC State L 88–99  10–15
(1–12)
PNC Arena (17,074)
Raleigh, NC
Feb 16, 2016
7:00 PM, ESPNU
at Pittsburgh L 96–101 2 OT 10–16
(1–13)
Peterson Events Center (8,825)
Pittsburgh, PA
Feb 21, 2016
6:30 PM, ESPNU
Boston College W 74–48  11–16
(2–13)
LJVM Coliseum (8,542)
Winston-Salem, NC
Feb 24, 2016
9:00 PM, RSN
No. 23 Notre Dame L 58–69  11–17
(2–14)
LJVM Coliseum (8,498)
Winston-Salem, NC
Feb 28, 2016
6:30 PM, ESPNU
Virginia Tech L 74–81  11–18
(2–15)
LJVM Coliseum (9,404)
Winston-Salem, NC
Mar 1, 2016
8:00 PM, ACCN
at Duke L 71–79  11–19
(2–16)
Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
ACC Tournament
Mar 8, 2016
12:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. NC State
First round
L 72–75  11–20
Verizon Center (7,302)
Washington, D.C.
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.[1].

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2015–16 Schedule". wakeforestsports.com. Retrieved July 22, 2015.