Monday, March 26, 2012

Wake Forest Basketball: Why So Many Demon Deacon Transfers?

Blogger So Dear is reporting Jeff Bdzelik's program will be losing (at least) three players to transfer from this past season's squad.

You can view this as a much needed roster makeover (because Wake has not been very good) or as a sign of serious issues in Bzdelik's program.

Bzdelik was a curious choice from Colorado a few seasons ago to replace Dino Gaudio and I have heard stories of walk-ons pre-approved visit with parents taken away because a late night practice was scheduled after a tough loss.

Its one thing when perennial backups and bench warmers transfer, its another when contributors and future starters leave.

ACC Basketball needs programs like Wake Forest to become relevant in the NCAA Tournament discussion again. This goes for programs like Maryland, NC State, and Georgia Tech as well who are all historically part of the second tier that made the league so formidable in the 80s and 90s. UNC and Duke have held up their end of the deal.

But this kind of instability in Winston-Salem will make it that much more difficult for the Demon Deacons to regain that status and for Bzdelik to retain his job.


  1. tough to be a wake fan these days......I give Bdzelik 2 years. This class and the one behind them better be good enough for us to climb back to at least the middle tier of the conference.

  2. That would be 4 total years for Bzdelik. Sounds reasonable in today's world of high dollar contracts. Wake should be in that 2nd tier consistently, occasionally jumping with UNC, Duke, occasionally falling to 3rd tier.


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