Q&A: Carson Desrosiers

Wake Forest garnered a commitment from the 38th ranked prospect in the class of 2010 on Wednesday. Shortly thereafter, DeaconSports had a chance to talk with Carson Desrosiers (pronounced De-rose-yer) about his commitment to Wake Forest.

Michael Jennings: Academics seem to have been important in your decision to commit to Wake Forest.
Carson Desrosiers: "Definitely, my father is an elementary school principal and I have been brought up to excel academically and Wake seems like a perfect academic fit for me."

MJ: Are you glad the recruiting process is now over?
CD: "Yes, it has been a zoo."

MJ: You seem to have improved in the rebounding department throughout an active summer on "the circuit," is that something you have focused on?
CD: "Well I was in double digits in rebounding average per game last high school season but it was an area I wanted to improve more on."

MJ: What kind of team will your HS team be this season?
CD: "I think we will be very good. We won the state championship my sophomore year and almost did again last year. I think we can win the championship again like my sophomore year."

MJ: What other factors swayed you to Wake?
CD: "Coach Gaudio and Battle were really great in the recruiting process and they showed me how I would be used primarily as a 4 who can be compatible with their current centers. Also playing with the guys while I was on campus helped show me how I could fit in on this team with the guys."

MJ: Do you see yourself strictly as a 4?
CD: "It is my best position but I can also see myself playing the 5 for stretches too."

MJ:What do you feel you need the most work on before coming to Wake Forest?
CD: "I need to get stronger and continue working on my ball handling to improve there."

MJ: Finally, I want to congratulate you on ending the process and choosing Wake Forest University.
CD: "Thank you very much, I am very excited and relieved."

Carson is a very articulate young man and understands the value of a top notch education like he will receive at Wake. He had one game this summer in Las Vegas where he had 14 points, 18 rebounds, and 6 blocks against top competition and once he adds some needed strength, he could be a terror on the block (to block shots) and on the boards. He is looking forward to his high school season and wants to continue to improve as he has done dramatically over the past year. Don't sell his athletic ability short either because he can get up well and runs like a much smaller man. His stock has gone up considerable as the summer AAU season played out and his upside is tremendous. He gives a lot of credit for his improvements to his coach Vin Pastore, who has pushed him to work on his weak areas. This gives Wake an outstanding class for 2010 which almost assuredly be placed in the top 5 classes for the year.

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