Schools Reaching Out to Wake Transfer Tyler Cavanaugh

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.

Cavanaugh is the third Wake player to transfer since Danny Manning became head coach, following Arnaud Adala Moto (Towson) and Shelton Mitchell (Vanderbilt).

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Mitchell Wilbekin to Wake Forest

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.”

Wilbekin, the younger brother of former Florida point guard Scottie Wilbekin, said he also considered Virginia and USF. To read more of this story, click here

Danny Manning to Wake Forest

Danny ManningDanny 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.

Manning replaces Jeff Bzdelik,who went 51-76 in four seasons, 17-51 in the ACC.

“We are very pleased to welcome Danny Manning to Wake Forest,” said AD Ron Wellman. “There have been very few players who have had as much success on the court as Danny. He has played for and worked under a number of legendary coaches and he has been successful in his coaching career. We fully expect that Danny’s coaching career will reflect the excellence of his playing career.” To read more of this story, click here

Kameron Mitchell to Wagner; Moto to Wake Forest


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.” To read more of this story, click here

Cavanaugh to Wake Forest

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.

“I will bring my versatility to Coach [Jeff] Bzdelik’s system and fit in where I can,” he said. “I will bring an inside/outside game with toughness and the desire to win.”

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Carter, Hubert Still Weighing Options

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.” To read more of this story, click here

Carter, Hubert Hit the Road

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.

At this point, Seton Hall, Oregon State and Charlotte appear to be the most likely destinations for Carter, who plays at Brewster (N.H.) Academy. To read more of this story, click here