Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball

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Wake Forest Demon Deacons
2014–15 Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball team
Wake Forest Demon Deacons athletic logo
University Wake Forest University
Conference ACC
Location Winston-Salem, NC
Head coach Danny Manning (1st year)
Arena Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
(Capacity: 14,665)
Nickname Demon Deacons
Colors

Black and Old Gold

            
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1962
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1939, 1961, 1962, 1977, 1984, 1996
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1953, 1962, 1977, 1984, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2004
NCAA Tournament appearances
1939, 1953, 1961, 1962, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010
Conference tournament champions
SoCon: 1953 ACC: 1961, 1962, 1995, 1996
Conference regular season champions
SoCon: 1939 ACC: 1960, 1962, 1995, 2003

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball team participates in the Atlantic Coast Conference and their homecourt is the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Wake Forest's only Final Four appearance was in 1962 and through the years, the program has produced several NBA players. The Demon Deacons have won the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament four times, in 1961, 1962, 1995, and 1996. Wake Forest's biggest rivalries are with the North Carolina Tar Heels, the Duke Blue Devils and the NC State Wolfpack. The most recent coach is Danny Manning, who was hired on April 4, 2014.[1]

Notable players[edit]

Current NBA Players[edit]

Coaches[edit]

Current coaching staff[edit]

Former head coaches[edit]

Facilities[edit]

Game Day[edit]

Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum[edit]

The Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum[3] (also known as The Joel) is a 14,407-seat multi-purpose arena, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It was named after Lawrence Joel, an Army medic from Winston-Salem who was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1967 for action in Vietnam on November 8, 1965. The memorial was designed by James Ford in New York, and includes the poem "The Fallen" engraved on an interior wall. It is home to Wake Forest's men's and women's basketball teams, and is adjacent to the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds. The arena replaced the old Winston-Salem Memorial Coliseum, which was torn down for the LJVM Coliseum's construction.

Banners hang in the rafters commemorating past players' retired numbers (including Chris Paul, Tim Duncan, and Randolph Childress) and the late Skip Prosser. There are also banners recognizing the Demon Deacon's past NCAA and ACC successes. The Joel is home to the Screamin' Demon student section and one of the most exciting pregame introductions in college basketball. Wake Forest's signature black & gold Tie Dye apparel and "Zombie Nation" were both implemented upon Skip Prosser's arrival at Wake Forest.

Practice[edit]

Miller Center[edit]

The Miller Center[4] is the basketball team's on-campus home. It houses the players' locker rooms, team meeting rooms, coaches' offices, and the Dave Budd Practice Gym. The players utilize the Miller Center for practice, meetings, academic work, and relaxing with their teammates.

The Dave Budd Practice Gym has a full-length court, six stand alone baskets, bleacher seating and banners honoring some of the best players to ever don the black and gold. The locker room includes a separate player lounge which features multiple large flat screen TVs, multiple entertainment systems (Blu Ray, streaming software, and gaming systems) plus the latest video software, as well as dedicated equipment and training rooms.

Sports Performance Center[edit]

On March 5, 2014, Wake Forest announced a $7.5 million dollar donation from WFU alum Bob McCreary ('61) towards a 95,000 square foot sports performance center. [5]

The Sports Performance Center is designed to meet the training needs of more than 350 student-athletes who compete in 18 sports. The building will be located on Wake Forest's main campus near the Miller Center. The building will house the football program's headquarters and will provide invaluable resources to the basketball program as well. The sports performance center will feature a very robust strength and conditioning facility that will provide all athletes ample room and equipment to maximize their training. Additionally, the new building will house a state of the art athlete nutrition program, which will provide all Wake Forest student-athletes with convenient access to nutritional resources and grab-and-go food options.

Postseason[edit]

NCAA tournament results[edit]

The Demon Deacons have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 22 times. Their combined record is 28–22.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
1939 Elite Eight Ohio State L 52–64
1953 Sweet Sixteen
Regional 3rd Place
Holy Cross
Lebanon Valley
L 71–79
W 91–71
1961 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
St. John's
St. Bonaventure
Saint Joseph's
W 97–74
W 78–73
L 86–96
1962 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National 3rd Place
Yale
Saint Joseph's
Villanova
Ohio State
UCLA
W 92–82OT
W 96–85OT
W 79–69
L 68–84
W 82–80
1977 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Arkansas
Southern Illinois
Marquette
W 86–80
W 86–81
L 68–82
1981 #4 Second Round #5 Boston College L 64–67
1982 #7 First Round
Second Round
#10 Old Dominion
#2 Memphis State
W 74–57
L 55–56
1984 #4 Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#5 Kansas
# 1 DePaul
#2 Houston
W 69–59
W 73–71OT
L 63–68
1991 #5 First Round
Second Round
#12 Louisiana Tech
#4 Alabama
W 71–65
L 88–96
1992 #9 First Round #8 Louisville L 58–81
1993 #5 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#12 Chattanooga
#4 Iowa
#1 Kentucky
W 81–58
W 84–78
L 69–103
1994 #5 First Round
Second Round
#12 College of Charleston
#4 Kansas
W 68–58
L 58–69
1995 #1 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#16 North Carolina A&T
#9 Saint Louis
#4 Oklahoma State
W 79–47
W 64–59
L 71–66
1996 #2 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#15 Northeast Louisiana
#10 Texas
#6 Louisville
#1 Kentucky
W 64–50
W 65–62
W 60–59
L 63–83
1997 #3 First Round
Second Round
#14 Saint Mary's
#6 Stanford
W 68–46
L 66–72
2001 #7 First Round #10 Butler L 63–79
2002 #7 First Round
Second Round
#10 Pepperdine
#2 Oregon
W 83–74
L 87–92
2003 #2 First Round
Second Round
#15 East Tennessee State
#10 Auburn
W 76–73
L 68–62
2004 #4 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#13 VCU
#12 Manhattan
#1 Saint Joseph's
W 79–78
W 84–80
L 80–84
2005 #2 First Round
Second Round
#15 Chattanooga
#7 West Virginia
W 70–54
L 105–1112OT
2009 #4 First Round #13 Cleveland State L 69–84
2010 #9 First Round
Second Round
#8 Texas
#1 Kentucky
W 81–80OT
L 69–90

NIT results[edit]

The Demon Deacons have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) six times. Their combined record is 10–5. They were NIT champions in 2000.

Year Round Opponent Result
1983 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Murray State
Vanderbilt
South Carolina
Fresno State
W 87–70
W 75–68
W 78–61
L 62–86
1985 First Round South Florida L 66–77
1998 First Round
Second Round
UNC Wilmington
Vanderbilt
W 56–52
L 72–68
1999 First Round
Second Round
Alabama
Xavier
W 73–57
L 87–76
2000 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
Vanderbilt
New Mexico
California
NC State
Notre Dame
W 83–68
W 72–65
W 76–59
W 62–59
W 71–61
2006 First Round Minnesota L 58–73

Seasons[edit]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
1906 J.R. Crozier 3–3
1906–07 J.R. Crozier 4–0
1907–08 J.R. Crozier 8–3
1908–09 J.R. Crozier 6–1
1909–10 J.R. Crozier 1–0
1910–11 J.R. Crozier 8–7
1911–12 J.R. Crozier 9–6
1912–13 J.R. Crozier 9–7
1913–14 J.R. Crozier 10–7
1914–15 J.R. Crozier 12–4
1915–16 J.R. Crozier 16–2
1916–17 J.R. Crozier 9–6
1917–18 E. T. MacDonnell 4–12
1918–19 Irving Carlyle 6–10
1919–20 Bill Holding 9–4
1920–21 J.L. White Jr. 7–10
1921–22 Bill Holding 11–6
1922–23 Phil Utley 12–5
1923–24 Hank Garrity 18–7
1924–25 Hank Garrity 15–7
1925–26 R.S. Hayes 13–6
1926–27 James Baldwin 22–3
1927–28 James Baldwin 6–14
1928–29 Pat Miller 5–9
1929–30 Pat Miller 2–11
1930–31 R.S. Hayes 8–10
1931–32 Fred Emmerson 4–8
1932–33 Fred Emmerson 5–8
1933–34 Murray Greason 5–9
1934–35 Murray Greason 6–10
1935–36 Murray Greason 9–12
Southern Conference (1936–1953)
1936–37 Murray Greason 15–6 9–4 3rd
1937–38 Murray Greason 7–12 7–8 9th
1938–39 Murray Greason 18–6 15–3 1st NCAA Regional Finals
1939–40 Murray Greason 13–9 10–5 4th
1940–41 Murray Greason 9–9 7–6 8th
1941–42 Murray Greason 16–8 13–5 3rd
1942–43 Murray Greason 1–10 1–10 14th
1944–45 Murray Greason 3–14 0–6 13th
1945–46 Murray Greason 12–6 8–5 4th
1946–47 Murray Greason 11–13 8–9 11th
1947–48 Murray Greason 18–11 8–7 T-8th
1948–49 Murray Greason 11–13 7–7 T-7th
1949–50 Murray Greason 14–16 11–8 7th
1950–51 Murray Greason 16–14 8–9 T-10th
1951–52 Murray Greason 10–19 7–9 10th
1952–53 Murray Greason 22–7 12–3 T-2nd NCAA Regional Semifinals
Atlantic Coast Conference (1953–present)
1953–54 Murray Greason 17–12 8–4 3rd
1954–55 Murray Greason 17–10 8–6 T-4th
1955–56 Murray Greason 19–9 10–4 3rd
1956–57 Murray Greason 19–9 7–7 T-4th
1957–58 Bones McKinney 6–17 3–11 T-7th
1958–59 Bones McKinney 10–14 5–9 T-6th
1959–60 Bones McKinney 21–7 12–2 T-1st
1960–61 Bones McKinney 19–11 11–3 2nd NCAA Regional Finals
1961–62 Bones McKinney 22–9 12–2 1st NCAA National Semifinals
1962–63 Bones McKinney 16–10 11–3 2nd
1963–64 Bones McKinney 16–11 9–5 2nd
1964–65 Bones McKinney 12–15 6–8 5th
1965–66 Jack Murdock 8–18 4–10 T-6th
1966–67 Jack McCloskey 9–18 5–9 T-5th
1967–68 Jack McCloskey 5–21 3–11 T-7th
1968–69 Jack McCloskey 18–9 8–6 T-3rd
1969–70 Jack McCloskey 14–13 6–8 5th
1970–71 Jack McCloskey 16–10 7–7 4th
1971–72 Jack McCloskey 8–18 3–9 6th
1972–73 Carl Tacy 12–15 3–9 7th
1973–74 Carl Tacy 13–13 3–9 6th
1974–75 Carl Tacy 13–13 2–10 T-6th
1975–76 Carl Tacy 17–10 5–7 T-4th
1976–77 Carl Tacy 22–8 8–4 T-2nd NCAA Regional Finals
1977–78 Carl Tacy 19–10 6–6 T-4th
1978–79 Carl Tacy 12–15 3–9 T-6th
1979–80 Carl Tacy 13–14 4–10 7th
1980–81 Carl Tacy 22–7 9–5 3rd NCAA Second Round
1981–82 Carl Tacy 21–9 9–5 3rd NCAA Second Round
1982–83 Carl Tacy 20–12 7–7 5th NIT Semifinals
1983–84 Carl Tacy 23–9 7–7 T-3rd NCAA Regional Final
1984–85 Carl Tacy 15–14 5–9 T-6th NIT First Round
1985–86 Bob Staak 8–21 0–14 8th
1986–87 Bob Staak 14–15 2–12 7th
1987–88 Bob Staak 10–18 3–11 8th
1988–89 Bob Staak 13–15 3–11 7th
1989–90 Dave Odom 12–16 3–11 8th
1990–91 Dave Odom 19–11 8–6 T-3rd NCAA Second Round
1991–92 Dave Odom 17–12 7–9 6th NCAA First Round
1992–93 Dave Odom 21–9 10–6 T-3rd NCAA Regional Semifinals
1993–94 Dave Odom 21–12 9–7 3rd NCAA Second Round
1994–95 Dave Odom 26–6 12–4 1st NCAA Regional Semifinals
1995–96 Dave Odom 26–6 12–4 2nd NCAA Regional Final
1996–97 Dave Odom 24–7 11–5 T-2nd NCAA Second Round
1997–98 Dave Odom 16–14 7–9 T-4th NIT Second Round
1998–99 Dave Odom 17–14 7–9 4th NIT Second Round
1999–00 Dave Odom 22–14 7–9 5th NIT Champions
2000–01 Dave Odom 19–11 8–8 T-5th NCAA First Round
2001–02 Skip Prosser 21–13 9–7 T-3rd NCAA Second Round
2002–03 Skip Prosser 25–6 13–3 1st NCAA Second Round
2003–04 Skip Prosser 21–10 9–7 T-3rd NCAA Regional Semifinals
2004–05 Skip Prosser 27–6 13–3 2nd NCAA Second Round
2005–06 Skip Prosser 17–17 3–13 12th NIT First Round
2006–07 Skip Prosser 15–16 5–11 T-10th
2007–08 Dino Gaudio 17–13 7–9 T-7th
2008–09 Dino Gaudio 24–7 11–5 T-2nd NCAA First Round
2009–10 Dino Gaudio 20–11 9–7 T-5th NCAA Second Round
2010–11 Jeff Bzdelik 8–24 1–15 12th
2011–12 Jeff Bzdelik 13–18 4–12 T-12th
2012–13 Jeff Bzdelik 13–18 6–12 T-9th
2013–14 Jeff Bzdelik 17-16 6-12 T-11th
Total: 1459–1128

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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Awards and honors[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

Awards[edit]

ACC Coach of the Year:

ACC Player of the Year:

ACC Rookie of the Year:

All-Americans[edit]

Year Player(s)
1954 Dickie Hemric
1955 Dickie Hemric
1957 Jackie Murdock
1961 Len Chappell
1962 Len Chappell
1971 Charlie Davis
1977 Skip Brown, Rod Griffin
1978 Rod Griffin
1981 Frank Johnson
1993 Rodney Rogers
1995 Randolph Childress, Tim Duncan
1996 Tim Duncan
1997 Tim Duncan
2003 Josh Howard
2005 Chris Paul
2009 Jeff Teague
2010 Al-Farouq Aminu

All-ACC players[edit]

  • The players are all first team All-ACC, unless otherwise noted
Year Player(s)
1954 Dickie Hemric, Lowell Davis*
1955 Dickie Hemric, Lowell Davis*
1956 Lowell Davis, Jackie Murdock*
1957 Jackie Murdock, Jack Williams, Ernie Wiggins*
1958 Dave Budd*
1960 Len Chappell, Dave Budd*, Billy Packer*
1961 Len Chappell, Billy Packer
1962 Len Chappell, Dave Wiedeman*,
1963 Dave Wiedeman
1964 Frank Christie, Butch Hassell*, Ronny Watts*
1965 Bob Leonard, Ronny Watts*
1966 Bob Leonard, Paul Long*
1967 Paul Long
1969 Charlie Davis
1970 Charlie Davis
1971 Charlie Davis
1973 Tony Byers*
1974 Tony Byers*
1975 Skip Brown
1976 Skip Brown*, Rod Griffin*
1977 Skip Brown, Rod Griffin
1978 Rod Griffin, Frank Johnson*
1979 Frank Johnson*
1981 Frank Johnson
1982 Jim Johnstone*
1984 Kenny Green*, Anthony Teachey*
1985 Kenny Green*
1987 Tyrone Bogues
1988 Sam Ivy*
1991 Rodney Rogers*
1992 Rodney Rogers
1993 Rodney Rogers, Randolph Childress*
1994 Randolph Childress, Trelonnie Owens**
1995 Randolph Childress, Tim Duncan
1996 Tim Duncan
1997 Tim Duncan, Tony Rutland**
1999 Robert O'Kelley*
2000 Darius Songaila**
2001 Josh Howard*
2002 Darius Songaila*, Josh Howard**
2003 Josh Howard, Vytas Danelius*
2004 Justin Gray, Chris Paul**
2005 Chris Paul, Justin Gray*, Eric Williams*
2006 Justin Gray*, Eric Williams**
2007 Kyle Visser**
2008 James Johnson**
2009 Jeff Teague*, James Johnson**
2010 Al-Farouq Aminu*, Ishmael Smith*
2012 C. J. Harris**
2013 C. J. Harris**
  • (*) Denotes 2nd Team All-ACC
  • (**) Denotes 3rd Team All-ACC

Players in the NBA Draft[edit]

Year Player Round # Pick # Overall # Team
1955 Dickie Hemric 2nd 4 10 Boston Celtics
1960 Dave Budd 2nd 2 10 New York Knicks
1962 Len Chappell 1st 4 4 Syracuse Nationals
1963 Bob Woollard 7th 1 54 New York Knicks
1965 Ron Watts 2nd 9 17 Boston Celtics
1967 Paul Long 5th 2 45 Detroit Pistons
1970 Dickie Walker 11th 7 177 Buffalo Braves
1971 Gil McGregor 6th 4 89 Cincinnati Royals
1971 Charlie Davis 8th 1 120 Cleveland Cavaliers
1972 Rich Habegger 15th 1 188 Portland Trail Blazers
1973 Eddie Payne 11th 2 167 Portland Trail Blazers
1974 Tony Byers 5th 9 81 Buffalo Braves
1976 Daryl Peterson 6th 12 98 Seattle SuperSonics
1977 Skip Brown 3rd 12 56 Boston Celtics
1977 Jerry Schellenberg 3rd 17 61 Washington Bullets
1978 Rod Griffin 1st 17 17 Denver Nuggets
1978 Leroy McDonald 4th 10 76 San Diego Clippers
1981 Frank Johnson 1st 11 11 Washington Bullets
1982 Guy Morgan 2nd 17 40 Indiana Pacers
1982 Jim Johnstone 3rd 5 51 Kansas City Kings
1982 Mike Helms 7th 16 154 Houston Rockets
1983 Alvis Rogers 6th 14 130 Kansas City Kings
1984 Danny Young 2nd 15 39 Seattle SuperSonics
1984 Anthony Teachey 2nd 16 40 Dallas Mavericks
1985 Kenny Green 1st 12 12 Washington Bullets
1985 Delaney Rudd 4th 13 83 Utah Jazz
1987 Tyrone Bogues 1st 12 12 Washington Bullets
1992 Chris King 2nd 18 45 Seattle SuperSonics
1993 Rodney Rogers 1st 9 9 Denver Nuggets
1995 Randolph Childress 1st 19 19 Detroit Pistons
1997 Tim Duncan 1st 1 1 San Antonio Spurs
2002 Darius Songaila 2nd 21 49 Boston Celtics
2003 Josh Howard 1st 29 29 Dallas Mavericks
2005 Chris Paul 1st 4 4 New Orleans Hornets
2009 James Johnson 1st 16 16 Chicago Bulls
2009 Jeff Teague 1st 19 19 Atlanta Hawks
2010 Al-Farouq Aminu 1st 8 8 Los Angeles Clippers

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