The Wake Forest Demon Deacons picked up an important commitment on Sunday afternoon, as top-30 prospect Chaundee Brown committed to the program, sources confirmed to FanRag Sports.
Brown then announced his commitment via his Twitter account:
Brown is a member of the 2017 recruiting class. Widely accepted as not only a five-star talent, but one ranked as being one of the 30 best players in all of the class, the 6’5″ guard is a huge get for Danny Manning and the entire Wake Forest staff.
Prior to the commitment, the Demon Deacons only had one other player headlining the 2017 class. Now Brown joins Melo Eggleston, a three-star forward, to bolster what was previously a grouping that was considered outside of most recruiting service websites’ top-50 classes.
An Orlando, Florida native, Brown is considered a top-six shooting guard in his class, as well as being the fourth best player in the entire state. He brings with him an already solid foundation of skills that can be coupled with his incredible depth of potential, which will certainly put a spark in the Wake Forest fan base.
The Kansas Jayhawks were considered the front-runner for Brown’s services. The player’s decision will come as to a shock to many on the outside, especially in the context of Bill Self not landing a player he wants, but Manning’s fingerprints on the prospect’s decision are now as clear as day. It can, at least potentially, set the precedent for other top-tier recruits to go play for the Demon Deacons.
Wake Forest finished 11-20 last season.
ESPN’s Jeff Goodman was first to report.