2017 Wake Tech #JucoReportPreview

Editors Note: Our #JucoReportPreview series takes a look at numerous Junior College programs that are participating in our #JucoReport Jamboree Series that includes both the Battle of the South Jamboree on October 7th, the CBHoops Juco Jam South October 14th, and  Juco Jam Atlanta October 21st. All Players Highlight in Blue below link to their #JucoReportCard.

JucoReport Jamborees Team Will Be Playing In:

#BOTSJamboree-Oct 7th-Duluth HS (GA)

Last Season’s Record

14-17

Players From Last Year Who Moved on to 4 Year

Malik Peebles, Point University

Sam Johnson, William Peace University

Top Returning Players

6’8 Nick Johnson, 220 lbs.- Powerful and versatile 4/5 man.  Strong around the basket. Will knock down the outside shot and put it on the deck to attack the basket. Can defend smaller players away from the basket and is a great rebounder. Good student.

http://www.waketechsports.com/sports/mbkb/2016-17/bios/johnson_nick_lr8u?view=gamelog&pos=sh

Top Incoming Transfers

6’7 Marlik Brooks, 215 lbs. Forward- Power post player. Dunks everything near the basket.  Strong rebounder and runs the floor hard hunting baskets in transition. Nice touch on jump shot and can hit out to 3 pt. range. Energetic defender, shot blocker. (Redshirt Transfer from Brunswick Community College.)

6’2 Koraan Clemonts, 165 lbs. Point Guard Dynamic 6’2 PG, extraordinary ballhandler, distributor. Led state of NC in assists his JR and SR years of HS among all classes. (2016 Grad. Attended Winston-Salem State as a student.  Originally signed with Shaw University out of high school.)

Top Incoming Freshman

6’6 Antonio Banner, 180 lbs., Forward- Long, athletic stretch 4-man.  Runs the floor and finishes in transition. Can knock down the outside shot. Efficient from around the basket and has a nice ability to hit short runners and floaters.  Great shot blocker and high energy player. 

6’4 Eddie Volkerts, 180 lbs., Wing/Forward- 6’4 smooth lefty shooter w/ 25 ft + range. High level scorer. Can easily get by defenders to finish at the rack and rebounds at a high clip. Length allows him to defend multiple positions. 

6’4 Zion Jackson, 180 lbs., Wing- Long, 6’4 wing.  Can score from multiple spots on the floor and finishes through contact.  Good defender on bigger or smaller players.

6’3 Carnell Watkins, 6’3, Wing- Smooth 6’3 wing.  Gets to the basket with ease and is consistent from outside the arc.  Good defender with a high motor.

6’0 L’Shawn Davis, 165 lbs. Point Guard- Explosive PG that can get to the basket at will. Will be one of the fastest players in the country and gets the ball down the floor. Good outside shooter. Hard-nosed defender

Season Outlook from Coach Adam Wainwright

“We are extremely excited about this upcoming season at Wake Tech Community College and the opportunity to play in the Battle of the South Jamboree.  We are hoping to build on last season and though we have almost an entirely new roster, we are confident that we have talent that will help to take our program to another level.  We are deep at just about every position and we feel that this added depth will help us come March to make a run at the postseason.  We hope that you will make the trip up to Raleigh to check us out this season!”