Posted: 2:15 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013
Wake fans might not be happy with Jeff Bzdelik, but they might start looking at the talent he’s rounding up.
This season he brings Greg McClinton, a four-star small forward. And next season, he brings a very good point guard in 6-3 Shelton Mitchell out of Waxhaw (and out of Wake’s traditional Eastern North Carolina recruiting base).
And on Sunday, Bzdelik got a commitment from four star 7-1 Isaac Haas out of Hokes Bluff, Arkansas.
We watched some video of Haas and for a kid who’s already 275, he’s got room to grow. He moves very well too. Most of his excess weight is below the waist, so he’ll need to do some serious lower body work, but there’s plenty of time for that.
So if you’re keeping up, Wake will very soon have a gifted point, a solid wing and a very promising, very, very big man.
Toss in Devin Thomas, who shows immense potential, Arnaud Moto, Madison Jones and Codi Miller-McIntyre and your talent base is just about even with everyone in the ACC. And we’re not even yet considering the potential of Tyler Cavanaugh, Andre Washington or Aaron Rountree, much less current senior Travis McKie.
Wake fans have been very frustrated, but based on the young talent Bzdelik has put together so far, they should also be excited. This group has a lot of potential.