Big Day for Wake Recruiting

Two prep stars verbally committed to Wake Forest this past weekend. Chris Paul and Todd Hendley both committed to Wake Forest per Dave Telep.

As first made public by Dave Telep, Monday brought news that both Chris Paul and Todd Hendley have committed to Wake Forest after visiting the campus this weekend.

Chris Paul is well known by Wake fans after gaining a lot of exposure playing for West Forsyth. Chris is not just a point guard, but is truly a team leader who always competes, and makes his teammates better. A great passer who is also deadly with the open 3-pointer. He'll need to get stronger to make his mark in the ACC, but he has all the tools in place to make a major impact for the Deacons.

Todd Hendley is more of a mystery. He's a guy who has received a little more attention this spring, and by the end of next season could be recognized as one of the top players in the state. I've seen him play at two different events, and one thing is absolutely certain - this guy can shoot the ball. There aren't any big men in the class of '03 who have a much better jumper than Todd. Todd also runs the floor extremely well, beating people his size down the floor on a consistent basis. Todd will need to get stronger around the basket, both in defending the post and rebounding. There is certainly the possibility that he'll eventually play some SF if he can improve his ability to guard on the perimeter. One thing is for sure - when you have the skills to put the ball in the basket like Todd has, you have a good chance of finding a spot in the line-up.

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