Wake Forest Basketball: The 10 Best Players in Demon Deacon History

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Wake Forest Basketball: The 10 Best Players in Demon Deacon History
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The Demon Deacon mascot cheering the basketball team on at the Joel

From the early days of playing in Gore Gymnasium in Wake Forest, N.C., to the Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem, Wake Forest University has a long and storied tradition in basketball. With legendary coaches such as Bones McKinney and Skip Prosser, which I'm sure I'll examine in a later article, and a strong history of success with six Elite Eight appearances, Wake is well known for being able to put out a great team year in and year out.

This is the first part in what will be a series of articles that I will write about the best parts of Wake Forest basketball tradition. To begin, I thought it would be fitting to study the ten best players that ever donned the old gold and black.

With 10 retired numbers and numerous players who were amazing but did not earn that honor, this is a daunting task, and some great players must be left off the list. I truly apologize to anyone that may be offended by being left off the list and would like to remind everyone that these rankings are solely my opinion.

Here are some players who had fantastic careers, but unfortunately, just barely missed the cut:

Jackie Murdock

Jack Williams

Skip Brown

Now that I've got that out of the way, let's begin, shall we?

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