ACC Scouting Report: Wake Forest

Sylven Landesberg may be able to find some driving lanes against Wake.

On Saturday the Cavaliers take on their toughest test of the season in Winston-Salem. After winning their last three contests against ranked teams, it is an unranked opponent that provides the stiffest challenge of the season so far. Led by lightning quick point guard Ishmael Smith and future NBA lottery pick Al-Farouq Aminu, Wake Forest plays at a pace and a philosophy that this Virginia team hasn’t faced this year. Lets take a look at how the Deacons and Hoos match up.

Wake Forest Offense

It would be a waste of time to talk in great detail about the sets Wake is looking to set up in the half-court – this is mostly due to the fact that they hope they never have to slow down enough to call out a set. The Deacons goal is simple – play as fast as possible – and they do an excellent job of meeting that goal.