Wake Forest Goes International

In case you haven't noticed, the Class of 2009 has been evaluated, recruited and plundered. From one coast to the other, prospects are few and far between. Maybe that's why Wake Forest coach Dino Gaudio broadened his horizons this week.

It's no secret that Wake Forest had been searching coast to coast to find a shooter. Apparently, they didn't find one within the continental U.S. to their liking so they expanded the search.

Torgrim Sommerfeldt, a 6-foot-6 shooting guard out of Sandvika Academy in Bekkestua, Norway, committed to play for the Demon Deacons. Apparently, Baylor was interested and Connecticut, St. John's and Georgetown were calling on him.

Sommerfeldt played in last year's Hoop Summit game and scored eight points, including 2-for-3 behind the arc.

Sommerfeldt's friend and family advisor, Matt Fisher, emailed a description of his game to Scout.com. "Togrim is a more athletic, taller version of (Clemson's) Terrence Oglesby."

For Sandvika Academy, Torgrim accounted for 32 points and eight rebounds. He visited January 28, when Wake hosted Duke. "Torgrim was sold on Wake and the team atmosphere," Baker said. "Assistant coach Pat Kelsey did a great job and closed the deal."

Torgrim joins a 2009 recruiting class that features small forward Ari Stewart and wing C.J. Harris.

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