Wake Forest Basketball: Greg McClinton Is Big Step in Right Direction

Garrett BakerSenior Analyst IJune 26, 2012

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Wake Forest men's basketball coach Jeff Bzdelik got the year off to a very good start with his 2013 recruiting  class after Greg McClinton, a forward from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, committed to Wake earlier this June.

The Demon Deacons have been struggling in the past few years, but Bzdelik reigned in an impressive seven man 2012 class, including top recruits Codi Miller-McIntyre and Arnaud Moto. With McClinton starting off the 2013 class in the right direction, it looks like things may turn around after all.

McClinton is a four-star prospect who will attend Hargrave Military Academy in Virginia as a senior next year. He is very athletic and uses his 6'6", 185 pound frame well. He should still grow and fill out more as he continues to work and mature.

The swingman has long arms and is best in the transition game, streaking up the court and finishing at the rim. He defends well and has a good basketball IQ, but his all-around offensive game will have to be polished a bit.

He has decent range behind the three-point arc, but the majority of his game is played closer to the rim. If he works on his passing and positioning, he could develop into a big matchup problem for opponents.

McClinton chose Wake Forest over offers from Louisville, Miami (FL), Xavier, and Virginia Tech, according to scout.com. Check back as more 2013 recruits start to make their commitments.