Deacs Add Leader In Chennault

The newest member of the Demon Deacon family is 2010 point guard Tony Chennault. The 6'1 lead man from Philadelphia is excited to join coach Gaudio's program and plans to bring a lot to the table when he arrives. DeaconSports spoke with Chennault to get his thoughts on why Wake was right for him.

To be a great point guard it takes more than athletic ability. You need to be smart, tough and a great leader. Tony Chennault has all of those qualities in addition to his high skill level.

Chennault is excited about his recent pledge to the Demon Deacons. "Man it feels good," said Chennault. "Wake has a long line of great players such as Tim Duncan, Josh Howard and Chris Paul and hopefully I can come in and be another great player for them. Wake is a great opportunity for me."

A couple of factors made Wake the right fit for Chennault. "First off was the relationship I have built with Coach Gaudio. We really built a great relationship. Coach Gaudio and the rest of the staff showed me how much they wanted me at Wake and that was big. Coach Gaudio said to call him if I ever had any questions about the program or the school and he was always there."

Another factor in his decision is the fact that Chennault will have the opportunity to play early at Wake. "That was a factor too. I wanted to go somewhere and have a immediate impact. I will also get the chance to play with some good big guys like Tony Woods and Ty Walker."

When asked what he will bring to the table, Chennault replied, "I will do whatever I can to help my team win. My goal is to win every game I play in. I want to help take Wake to the NCAA tournament and win a national title."

Chennault will undoubtedly be a great leader for the 2010 class. He is a skilled player and a tough minded leader that will make his teammates better. Chennault also has a burning desire to win and get better every time he sets foot on a basketball court.

Chennault joins J.T. Terrell as the Demon Deacons' two verbal commitments from the 2010 class.

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