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Wake Forest Demon Deacons running back Matt Colburn (22) gets tackled by Syracuse Orange defensive back Rodney Williams (6) during the first quarter at BB&T Field. (Jeremy Brevard)
Wake Forest Demon Deacons running back Matt Colburn (22) gets tackled by Syracuse Orange defensive back Rodney Williams (6) during the first quarter at BB&T Field. (Jeremy Brevard)

Forget those old times of futility, and don't even worry about having to play football in a hurricane. Wake Forest is winning, and the way the Demon Deacons beat Syracuse 28-9 on Saturday night was methodical.

John Wolford ran for two touchdowns and a career-best 94 yards, and threw for 140 yards to lead Wake Forest (5-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Wolford was 13 of 22 and scored from the 7 and 37-yard line in the second quarter. Cade Carney, a freshman who had missed the three previous games with a knee injury, added 104 yards rushing on 29 carries, including a fourth-quarter touchdown for the Demon Deacons.

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Chaundee Brown, the 6-foot-5 four-star Class of 2017 wing from First Academy (FL), announced his commitment to Wake Forest and had coach Danny Manning on Sunday.

Brown was on an official visit to Wake Forest when he made the decision to end his recruitment, choosing the Demon Deacons over Florida, Maryland and Kansas.

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Richard Washington, a 6-foot-5 two guard from Team Loaded and?Newport News?(VA)?Walsingham Academy, committed to Wake Forest on Saturday.

"Richard is a smooth and crafty shooting guard who can score the ball at all three levels," Team Loaded coach Mike Blackwell said. "Wake Forest has a good business school, is close to home and is in a great basketball conference."

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Doral Moore, a 7-foot center from Montverde (FL) Academy,?is off the board to Wake Forest.

"Doral has decided to end his recruitment by committing to Wake Forest University," Montverde assistant Rae Miller said.

"He really liked Wake Forest because it is a small school," Miller added. "He's looking for someplace that he feels comfortable and a small setting is something that he has embraced, especially since coming here [to Montverde]. He likes [coach]?Danny Manning, and made a good connection with Danny Manning as a coach. His demeanor and the kid's demeanor kind of made a match for the kid and his family. They really have a genuine interest in helping him develop. The style of play is going to be similar to what he is now used to and he feels he has a chance to contribute to the program early in his career."

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By JACK LeGWIN & ADAM ZAGORIA

Bryant Crawford has committed to Wake Forest.

"ITS BEEN A LONG PROCESS! THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR THE SUPPORT! ITS OFFICIAL I AM COMMITTED TO WAKE FOREST! #godeacs" the 6-foot-3 point guard from Washington D.C. Gonzaga tweeted.

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Baylor, California, Dayton and George Washington were the first schools to reach out to Wake Forest transfer Tyler Cavanaugh, Albany City Rocks coach Jim Hart told SNY.tv Saturday afternoon.

The 6-foot-9 junior forward is transferring from Wake Forest,?the Winston-Salem Journal reported Friday.

He averaged 8.8 points and 3.8 rebounds over 21.2 minutes a game last season.

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Mitchell Wilbekin, a 6-foot-1, 165-pound point guard from Gainesville (Fla.) Rock School, has committed to Wake Forest and will follow coach Danny Manning there.

He had previously committed to Tulsa, Manning's previous stop.

"Yeah, I did," Wilbekin told SNY.tv by phone of his Wake commitment. "My relationship with Coach Manning and the rest of the staff and the chance to play in the ACC at a program like Wake that has a lot of basketball history are all?things that I loved?about it."

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Danny Manning is the new head coach at Wake Forest.

The No. 1 pick in the 1988 NBA Draft, Manning led Tulsa to a?21-13 mark this season, 13-3 in Conference USA, and an NCAA Tournament bid.

A year ago, Tulsa went 17-16 and qualified for the CBI.

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Kameron Mitchell, a 6-foot-3, 165-pound combo guard who has been compared to J.J. Redick and Teddy Dupay, has verbally pledged to Wagner after an official visit this week.

"I just felt a real connection with the coaches," Mitchell told SNY.tv, referring to head coach Dan Hurley and assistant Bobby Hurley, the former Duke star.

"I feel like we can reach my full potential at Wagner. It's just a good fit for me in all areas."

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Tyler Cavanaugh, a 6-foot-8, 225-pound power forward from Jamesville-DeWitt High School, has verbally pledged to Wake Forest.

"When I stepped on campus I knew that it was the place for me," he said by text. "When I met the guys it solidified my decision and I fell in love with the place. The size is nice and everyone is there to support you."

Cavanaugh also had offers from Notre Dame, Syracuse, ?St. Bonaventure, St. Joe's, George Washington, Fordham, La Salle and UMass and others.

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After taking weekend official visits, New Jersey products Elijah Carter and Desmond Hubert are still weighing their options as they move closer to decisions.

The 6-foot-2 Carter, a Willingboro, N.J., native, visited Oregon State this past weekend and watched the football team pound Cal, 35-7, on Homecoming Weekend.

"I had a great time," Carter said by text. "I really enjoyed the college life out there."

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Two of New Jersey's top 2011 recruits will hit the road on official visits this weekend when guard Elijah Carter trips to Oregon State and forward Desmond Hubert heads to Maryland.

"Taking an official tomorrow [Friday] to OSU," Carter said Thursday night by text.

A year after initially committing to St. Bonaventure, the recruitment of the 6-foot-2 Carter has exploded, with Pac-10 and Big East schools getting involved.

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Desmond Hubert, a 6-9 forward from New Egypt, N.J. High, has trimmed his list to five schools.

Hubert is considering Villanova, Princeton, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest and Maryland, he confirmed by text.

His only official so far will be to Maryland over Halloween weekend. Seton Hall Prep point guard Sterling Gibbs, who has committed to Maryland, will also visit that weekend.

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Tyler Harris, whose college list once numbered nearly a dozen schools, is now focusing on just five.

The 6-foot-8 forward from Long Island and St. Benedict's Prep is considering Iowa, N.C. State, Providence, St. John's and Wake Forest.

Two officials have been set, to N.C. State Oct. 1 and to Providence Oct. 15.

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Jabarie Hinds has narrowed his list to three schools.

Oklahoma State, West Virginia and UNLV.

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Hinds out of Mount Vernon (N.Y.) High had previously considered Wake Forest, Cincinnati, Miami and UConn.

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Kyle Wiltjer has cut his list to seven schools.

The 6-foot-9, 225-pound forward from Portland (Ore.) Jesuit is down to California, Gonzaga, Kentucky, Kansas, Texas, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest, he said by text.

Wiltjer, the No. 4 power forward in the Class of 2011, has no visits planned but said he plans to take one to Cal.

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Malcolm Gilbert has cut his list to six schools.

The 6-foot-11 rising senior center out of Academy of the New Church now lists Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh, Ohio State, Wake Forest, Virginia and Clemson.

Gilbert has already taken unofficials to Virginia, Ohio State, Pitt and Duke and plans to visit Virginia Tech next, possibly next weekend.

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Amir Garrett is one of the top small forwards in the Class of 2011 and he's currently planning out his schedule of visits.

"He's going to officially visit Kansas, Miami and Boston College," Garrett's coach, Matt Goren, said Wednesday by phone.

The 6-foot-6 Garrett has already visited St. John's and Boston College unofficially.

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Mount Vernon point guard Jabarie Hinds has cut his list to seven schools.

The 6-foot, 175-pound Hinds is considering Oklahoma State, Wake Forest, Cincinnati, Miami, UConn, UNLV and West Virginia.

"I only have two official visits planned in September, Oklahoma State and UNLV," Hinds, the No. 23 point guard in the Class of 2011, said Tuesday.

Tags: Cincinnati, Miami, Oklahoma State, SNY Invitational, St. Anthony, UConn, UNLV, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Adam Zagoria
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Quinn Cook has been on the road seemingly all summer.

Already he has traveled to Minnesota, California, North Carolina, Texas, Germany, Las Vegas and now Arizona.

"I'm exhausted, but I got a couple games left," Cook, the No. 5 point guard in the Class of 2011, said Tuesday from the Desert Duel in Gilbert, Az.

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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- That Oakland Soldiers are one of the most star-studded outfits on the summer recruiting trail.

With guards Nick Johnson,? Josiah Turner and Jabari Brown and 6-9 bigs Kyle Wiltjer and Brandon Ashley (2012), the Soldiers drew everyone from Roy Williams to Gary Williams to Ben Howland at last week's Peach Jam.

"Before the game I notice who's in the building. But when the game starts, I'm all about the game," Wiltjer said.

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Mount Vernon (N.Y.) has churned out a slew of Division 1 players in recent years, from Jonathan Mitchell to Mike Coburn to Kevin Jones to Sherrod Wright.

The latest is rising senior point guard Jabarie Hinds, ranked No. 23 at his position nationally by Rivals.

Hinds recently added Boston College to a long list of suitors that also includes Cincinnati, Florida State, Iona, Louisville, Miami, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Rutgers, St. John's, UConn, UNLV, Villanova, Wake Forest and West Virginia.

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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- Shortly after 9 a.m. Monday, a Who's Who of college? coaches assembled in Gym 1 here at the Riverview Park Activities Center to watch the Oakland Soldiers 17U AAU team.

Sitting courtside were Roy Williams (North Carolina), Bill Self (Kansas), Gary Williams (Maryland), Paul Hewitt (Georgia Tech), Ben Howland (UCLA), Fran McCaffery (Iowa), Craig Robinson (Oregon State), Tony Bennett (Virginia), Tony Barbee (Auburn), John Beilein (Michigan), Jeff Capel (Oklahoma), Kevin O'Neill (USC), Mike Montgomery (Cal) and Dana Altman (Oregon), among others.

"It's pretty good," said Nick Johnson, a senior guard with the Soldiers and Findlay (Nev.) Prep. "Just coming from LeBron [James Skills Academy], that was the big stage. All of them were there so I kind of got used to it. It takes some getting used to, but I think I'm used to it now."

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Perry Ellis is from Kansas, but he grew up a Duke fan.

"I actually grew up liking Duke but not [any] more," the 6-foot-8, 212-pound rising junior said by phone from the Kevin Durant Skills Academy in Chicago. "That's what I liked growing up more."

Now a member of the USA Developmental National Team and one of the top small forwards in the nation, Ellis has a slew of elite programs after him -- but he isn't counting Duke among them.

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Quinn Cook is rooming with Michael Gilchrist, Marquis Teague and Tony Wroten at the USA U17 training camp in San Antonio.

With Gilchrist and Teague having already committed to Kentucky, and Wroten leaning there, Cook is already hearing it from his roommates.

"We have the best recruiting class coming in [in 2011]," Gilchrist and Teague tell Cook, the No. 4 point guard in the Class of 2011. "You can join us."

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Villanova forward Taylor King left the team after a violation of team rules, ESPN.com reported.

The University released a statement saying the 6-foot-6 King planned "to remain at Villanova to focus his efforts on completing his degree requirements."

Villanova coach Jay Wright did not immediately respond to a text message seeking comment.

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Quincy Miller has plenty of college options and he's not shutting any doors right now.

A 6-foot-10, 210-pound power forward from High Point (N.C.) Westchester Country Day ranked as the No. 3 player at his position in the Class of 2011, Miller rattled off an impressive list of college offers.

"Syracuse, Kentucky, Wake Forest, Illinois, Duke, Memphis,? Texas, Tennessee, Baylor, N.C. State and Oklahoma," Miller said by phone from the USA U18 team trials in San Antonio, Texas.

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Ryan Arcidiacono drove to the hoop for a reverse layup last Friday night at the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions in North Carolina when an opposing player undercut him and sent him flying to the floor.

"The kid shoved me and took my legs out and my face hit the ground pretty hard," recalled Arcidiacono, a 16-year-old rising junior at Neshaminy (Pa.) High School. "It just hurt. It felt like I had a golf ball in my face. I had blood on my hands. It was just gushing blood."

It was after midnight when Gene Rice, Arcidiacono's AAU coach with the PA Playaz, took his 6-foot-4, 190-pound point guard to the Wake Forest University Medical Center where he took eight stitches in the forehead.

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Jamir Hanner, a 6-foot-8, 200-pound forward who verbally committed to Seton Hall in March, plans to spend another prep year at Newark (N.J.) Nia Prep and won't enroll in college until the fall of 2011.

"Yes," Hanner said Wednesday by phone. "[I want] to mature more under Coach Rudy [King], to learn and understand the game more."

Hanner was recently named to the second-team?at the iS8 Nike Spring Classic in Queens, but he and King feel another year of prep school will benefit him even more.

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Mount Vernon junior point guard Jabarie Hinds suffered an ankle injury Saturday but is still picking up high-major Division I interest.

Playing with the Westchester Hawks against All-Ohio Red in the Pitt Jam Fest, Hinds rolled his ankle on what Mount Vernon coach Bob Cimmino called a "freak play."

"He was going for a break-away layup and came down in a freak way on his own ankle," Cimmino said Monday morning. "He's in an air cast. The X-rays were negative but he will be sidelined for a while now."

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Doron Lamb will join Josh Selby in announcing during the Jordan Brand Classic April 17 in New York City.

?Yes. At the Jordan Brand Classic,? Calvin Lamb, Doron?s father, told TheShiver.com. ?We were thinking about doing it there anyway, and then they approached us so it worked out."

Selby, a 6-3 guard out of Baltimore (Md.) Lake Clifton, previously said he would make his announcement then, too.

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From Detroit Pistons guard Ben Gordon to Rutgers players Jonathan Mitchell and Mike Coburn to West Virginia sophomore Kevin Jones, Mount Vernon High School coach Bob Cimmino has turned out one star after another.

The next in that line is junior point guard Jabarie Hinds.

The 6-foot, 166-pound Hinds is ranked No. 18 among point guards in the Class of 2011 and No. 77 overall.

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NEWARK -- Seton Hall had three of the top juniors in the New York metropolitan area on hand Saturday when it beat Cincinnati, 83-76, for its first Big East win of the season.

Sterling Gibbs, a point guard out of Seton Hall Prep pictured at left, Myles Mack of Paterson (N.J.) Catholic and Tyler Harris of Half Hollow (N.Y.) Hills West were all behind the Pirates bench at the Prudential Center.

"It was a good game," Mack said. "Seton Hall pulled it out. I love the atmosphere but when the student body gets back it's going to be better."

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J.J. Moore is on the move.

The 6-foot-5 senior wing from Long Island visited Providence last week and will hit Pittsburgh on Tuesday and potentially St. John's on Thursday.

"I think J.J. was really impressed with the new coach [at Providence, Keno Davis] and what they're trying to build over there and he's also impressed with the financial investment that the school and community has invested into making the program top notch," said Hunt Bresky, Moore's advisor who is making the trips with him.

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PHILLY - Drove down here this morning and I've already eaten a Philly cheese steak at the Pour House with Dana O'Neill of ESPN.com and Brendan Quinn of Basketball Times. Quinn did the driving and did a spectacular job parallel parking in front of the restaurant, a la George Costanza in the hospital episode of "Seinfeld."

Here are some quick notes.

***UPDATE***

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GREENBURGH, N.Y. --Notre Dame forward Luke Harangody has withdrawn his name from the NBA Draft and will return to the Irish, instantly making them a force in the Big East.

The 6-foot-8 Harangody averaged 23.3 points and 11.8 rebounds last season as a junior and was projected as a second-round pick.

There were concerns that he was undersized for the four position and not athletic or quick enough for the three.

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Arizona is closing in on landing a couple of talented sophomores from the New York area.

Both Sidiki Johnson, a 6-8 sophomore from St. Raymond's in the Bronx, and Angel Nunez, a 6-8 wing who could be headed to the Winchendon (Mass.) School, hold offers from Arizona and like the Pac-10 school very much.

"As of right now he loves the school," said Bernard Bowen, Johnson's mentor. "He loves the coaching staff. As of right now, Arizona is the top on his list."

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Lance Stephenson told Jerry Meyer of Rivals that he would like to visit UCLA and Wake Forest before making a final decision, but no visit dates have been set.

The 6-foot-5 Stephenson is practicing this week with the Lincoln Railsplitters and will head to Kansas this weekend for an official visit that will include watching Saturday's game against Nebraska.

Stephenson, who on Sunday night became New York State's all-time leading scorer when Lincoln won its fifth straight Brooklyn Borough championship, is also considering Maryland, St. John's and USC, and recently took an official to Maryland.

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Jamie Skeen, a 6-foot-8, 250-pound forward who is transferring from Wake Forest, is considering three schools for his next possible destination and hopes to decide by later this month or early January.

"Right now it's three schools that really want me, Seton Hall, South Florida and VCU," Skeen said Thursday in a phone interview.

"So far I have visited Seton Hall first [last weekend]. I got back late last night from VCU. I drove up there. My plane leaves for South Florida at 6 tomorrow evening."

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As reported earlier today by ZAGSBLOG, Ryan Kelly has pledged to play for Duke.

"With strong confidence I look forward to playing at Duke University next year," Kelly said Thursday night on ESPNU.

The 6-foot-10 forward from Raleigh (NC) Ravenscroft School chose Duke over Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, North Carolina, Georgetown and Wake Forest.

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Ryan Kelly, a 6-foot-10 forward from Raleigh (NC) Ravenscroft School, will announce his intention to play for Duke University tonight at 6:30 p.m. on ESPNU?s Recruiting Insider, according to sources.

Kelly selected Duke over Notre Dame, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt and Georgetown.

Ravenscroft head coach Kevin Billerman said he did not know which school Kelly was going to choose.

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Ryan Kelly, a 6-foot-10 forward from Raleigh (NC) Ravenscroft School, will announce his college choice Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on ESPNU's Recruiting Insider.

Kelly will decide between Notre Dame, Duke, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt and Georgetown and Ravenscroft coach Kevin Billerman, a New Jersey native, says he doesn't know if Kelly has decided yet.

"We had a meeting on Sunday and we talked about all the schools, he and I and his parents," Billerman said Wednesday. "He's taking a couple of days to decide what he wants to do and then he's going to start calling the coaches because I gather he hasn't decided yet."

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Lance Stephenson has expressed an interest in visiting several schools other than St. John's, but no officials to Kansas or Memphis have yet been set up, according to sources close to the situation.

Kansas head coach Bill Self did speak recently with the 6-foot-5 Stephenson, who has repeatedly said he won't pick a school until the spring.

A student-athlete has to have taken the PSAT, SAT or ACT to go on an official visit.

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Memphis head coach John Calipari and assistant Orlando Antigua finally had their in-home visit Sunday night with St. Anthony star Dominic Cheek and Friars head coach Bob Hurley.

The 6-foot-5 Cheek is the No. 6 shooting guard in the Class of 2009, according to Rivals, and a first-team All-State selection.

"It thought it went very well," Hurley said of the visit. "I thought it was very good presentation. I think we felt real interest from their end, real interest in getting Dominic down there to visit. They had done their homework. They knew his strengths, they run the same offense that we do at St. Anthony."

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NEWARK, N.J. -- Kansas head coach Bill Self and assistant Joe Dooley made the most of their time in New Jersey.

Self spoke to a capacity crowd at the Garden State Coaches Clinic Friday afternoon at St. Benedict's Prep in Newark. Other guest speakers included West Virginia coach Bob Huggins, Texas coach Rick Barnes and the human basketball brain that is Hubie Brown.

"We were fortunate enough to get one player from St. Patrick (Quintrell Thomas) and one from St. Anthony (Tyshawn Taylor)," Self told a crowd of some 500 or 600 coaches, referring to two of his talented freshmen. "They've both turned out to be pretty good. Hopefully, we'll get one from St. Benedict's and Coach (Dan) Hurley will help us out."

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