Rountree to the ACC

Wake Forest added their second 2012 verbal commitment on Sunday. Just as they did with the first, they stayed within their state borders.

Jeff Bzdelik reeled in his second 2012 commitment of the week.

First it was Codi Miller-McIntrye. Now it's 6-foot-7 forward Aaron Rountree. Rountree informed the Wake Forest staff of his decision Sunday afternoon.

"I just felt Wake Forest was the fit for me academically and athletically," Rountree told "So I decided to make the commitment."

Rountree entertained scholarship offers from Colorado, Elon, UNC-Wimington, Charlotte and UNC-Asheville. He also had interest from North Carolina State, Clemson and Notre Dame.

A standout at Wilson (N.C.) Greenfield School, Rountree said the Demon Deacons sold him on early playing time.

"I can come in and play early because I'm going to play defense and I'm going to pass the ball," he said. "Coach really likes that. They have pieces in place that can really score."

"JT can shoot the lights out," he added. "Tony Chenault is a great point guard. They are going to be fine. The 2011 class is pretty strong. The system is going to be set up for me and Codi and all of the other 2012's when we get there."

Despite Wake Forest's struggles this season, Rountree says there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

"Even though they are having a horrible year, he still coaches hard and he loves his players," he said of Bzdelik. "I just could see the turn around process happening. He's playing with a lot of guys he didn't recruit. He's getting a lot of Travis McKie, JT [Terrell] and Tony Chenault."

Rountree averaged 19 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks during his junior season.

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