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Wake Forest Demon Deacons Stats


Wake Forest Demon Deacons Stats

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Coach: Steve Forbes


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Wake Forest Demon Deacons Summary

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons currently find themselves with a 15-4 record, as they’re in sixth place in the ACC.

They’re led by coach Steve Forbes, who is in his second season with the program.

Alondes Williams, Jake LaRavia, and Daivien Williamson are the leading scorers for the Demon Deacons. Williams and LaRavia are the leading assist men.

Wake Forest is currently third in the conference in scoring, as they average 78.3 points per game. Their defense is giving up 68.1 points per game, which is the sixth most in the ACC.

The most points Wake Forest put up this season was 95, which came in a victory over the Charleston Southern Buccaneers.

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Wake Forest Demon Deacons History

Wake Forest has had many great players in school history, including Tim Duncan, Chris Paul, Dickie Hemric, Muggsy Bogues, and several others.

The Demon Deacons have never won the NCAA Tournament, but they’ve been 23 times, with one trip to the Final Four, six trips to the Elite Eight, and nine trips to the Sweet 16. Their lone trip to the Final Four came in 1962.

Since their first season in 1906, they’ve compiled a 1,558-1,274 record throughout the course of their history.

Wake Forest has had 23 coaches in their history, with Murray Greason being the longest-tenured one.

2022 Key Stats

Alondes Williams is the team’s leading scorer, as he averages 20.3 points on 54.5 percent shooting to go along with 6.8 rebounds and a team-high 5.2 assists per game.

Jake LaRavia is the second-leading scorer on the team, as he averages 14.7 points per game on 60.1 percent shooting to go with 5.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.

Damari Monsanto leads the team with 8.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game.

The most points Wake Forest put up this season was 95, which came in a victory over the Charleston Southern Buccaneers.

Wake Forest averages 78.3 points per game, good for third place in their conference. However, their defense is giving up 68.1 points per game, which is the sixth most in the ACC.

Important Team Events

The first and only time Wake Forest has gotten as far as the Final Four came in 1962, but they took a loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes. They defeated the Yale Bulldogs, Saint Joseph’s Hawks, and Villanova Wildcats on their run.

Wake Forest got all the way to the Elite Eight in 1996 but took a blowout loss to the Kentucky Wildcats. They defeated Northeast Louisiana, the Texas Longhorns, and Louisville Cardinals on their run.

The last time Wake Forest made it to the Sweet 16 was in 2004, but they took a loss to the Saint Joseph’s Hawks. They defeated the VCU Rams and Manhattan Jaspers on their run.

Wake Forest won the ACC Tournament in back-to-back seasons in 1995 and 1996 when Tim Duncan was leading the way. Wake Forest defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels 82-80 in 1995, also taking down the Duke Blue Devils and Virginia Cavaliers. They defeated the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 75-74 in 1996, also taking down the NC State Wolfpack and Maryland Terrapins. Yet, they haven’t had an appearance in the March Madness.

Wake Forest has also won the ACC Tournament in 1953, 1961, and 1962.

Top Players

Tim Duncan is heavily regarded as the greatest power forward of all time, but before his legendary NBA career, he spent four years with the Demon Deacons. During his time in college, Duncan was named to two Consensus All-American teams, he was a two-time ACC Player of the Year, three-time NABC Defensive Player of the Year, and a Chip Hilton Player of the Year. Duncan went on to play 19 years in the NBA all with the San Antonio Spurs, as he’s a five-time NBA champion with three Finals MVPs, a two-time MVP, 15-time All-Star, 10 time All-NBA First Team member, eight-time All-Defensive First Team member among several other accolades.

Chris Paul is highly regarded as one of the best point guards to ever play the game, but before he stepped foot on an NBA floor, he spent two seasons with Wake Forest. He was a First Team Parade All-American selection and Consensus First-Team All-American selection. CP3 is currently playing for the Phoenix Suns, as he’s had stints with the New Orleans Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets, and Oklahoma City Thunder. He is currently third on the NBA’s all-time assist list, as he’s behind John Stockton and Jason Kidd.

Muggsy Bogues is the shortest NBA player of all time, listed at just 5-foot-3, but the grit and determination he showed on a nightly basis was anything but short. Bogues was a member of the First Team All-ACC in 1987. Bogues has the most assists in program history with 781 of them as well as steals, with 275 swipes. Bogues enjoyed a 14-year career in the NBA, with stints with the Washington Bullets, Charlotte Hornets, Golden State Warriors, and Toronto Raptors.

Dickie Hemric was the third player to ever score at least 2,000 points and grab 1,000 rebounds in NCAA history. He is Wake Forest’s all-time leader in both categories. He earned All-American honors in back-to-back seasons and was a two-time ACC Player of the Year.

Charlie Davis was the first African American player to ever win the ACC Player of the Year award, which happened in 1971. He was also a three-time First-Team All-ACC selection.

Top Coaches

Murray Greason is the all-time winningest coach in program history, as he had a 285-243 record during his time at Wake Forest. Greason has just one tournament appearance to his name.

Dave Odom has the second-most wins in Wake Forest history, as he compiled a 240-132 record. He led the team to back-to-back ACC Tournament wins in 1995 and 1996 and to the Elite Eight in 1996. Overall, he led them to eight NCAA Tournament appearances.

Carl Tacy had a 222-149 record during his time at Wake Forest, as he led them to the tournament four times. He brought them to the Elite Eight twice.

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Wake Forest Demon Deacons FAQs

What is Tim Duncan’s NBA career-high in points?

53 points

The most points a Wake Forest player has scored in a game was 51. Who did it?

Charlie Davis

Which former Wake Forest player led the NBA in steals for six seasons?

Chris Paul

How many times has Muggsy Bogues had 19 assists in an NBA game?

Three times

Who has the second-most points in Wake Forest history?

Randolph Childress

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