Wake Forest signs 7'2" center

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    Wake Forest signed the #48 player in the nation on one service that rates players. How in the world could they get a 7'2" 280 player with skills around the basket out of Alabama? Not since Schintzius have we had someone that Tall. The players last name is Haas.

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    Don't know him, but we wouldn't sign someone that big if he's a plodder. Our press defense and ball screen offense requires athletes at the post positions that can get up and down the court quickly
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    Yeah the offense Billy wants to run doesn't allow for it. I think the closest thing we had was Chris Richards.
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    I just listened to an interview about a seemingly fascinating new book called The Sports Gene, from SI's David Epstein, that might help us here. In it, he describes how rare these large individuals are. CDC data tells us that any male who is 6'10" and in their prime has a 3% likelihood of being in the NBA. And 7 foot people are so rare that the CDC has actually never come across one in any of their surveys (some other data indicates that around 17% of all of age 7 footers are in the NBA.), so this probably helps to explain why we haven't seen more around here.
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    Haas isn't good. At all.
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    Whoever has him ay 48 has gone full crazy...kid is top 150-200 just because he is tall and has a bit of skill....not very good at all...none
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    Thanks for the replies from all...

    Up here the WF fans hate the coach and AD, so they put a positive spin on it.
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    I'm a lifetime gator from Florida but graduated from WF. I can't tell you guys what a shambles Wake bball is in. Haas is terrible; not even close to Kyle Visser we had some years back. Then, last week, I read we signed a two-star junior guard with no listing on Scout, Rivals or ESPN whose only offers were Charleston Southern and ETSU. Where have you gone Randolph Childress? Jeff Bzdilik is a frighteningly inept coach, and worse yet, Howland was available.
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    It seems like only yesterday that Tim Duncan played for Wake.

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