Monday, September 28, 2009

BIG TALL GUY GOING TO WAKE

Carson Desrosiers, who was one of the top remaining uncommitted senior centers in the nation, has committed to Wake Forest for basketball.

Desrosiers is 6-foot-11 and averaged 18 points and 12 rebounds for Central Catholic High in Lawrence, Mass., last season. Marquette and Arizona State were his other finalists.

Central Catholic coach Rick Nault said the academic prestige of Wake Forest and Desrosiers' relationship with Wake Forest coach Dino Gaudio and assistant Jeff Battle were factors in the decision.

Nault said Desrosiers is a highly skilled big man who shot 42 percent from 3-point range last season.

"He can handle the ball," Nault said. "He can shoot the three and is a great passer. He's a very skilled big kid who needs to get stronger and develop a little more of a post game, but he'll be a good fit in the ACC."

Desrosiers joins forward Melvin Tabb, guard J.T. Terrell, forward Travis McKie and guard Tony Chennault on Wake Forest's list of committed players for the Class of 2010.

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