Wake Forest Demon Deacons Basketball Starting Lineup: Updated Demon Deacons Starting 5

The starting lineup for the 2024 Wake Forest Demon Deacons is as follows:

Wake Forest Starting 5

  • PG– Kevin Miller
  • SG- Cameron Hildreth
  • SF- Hunter Sallis
  • PF- Andrew Carr
  • C- Efton Reid

Wake Forest and its three-headed offensive monster that features Hunter Sallis, Kevin Miller, and Cameron Hildreth is in contention for an NCAA Tournament appearance this season after being boxed out for a spot in last year’s field. Below, we break down all of the position groups for the Demon Deacons and who fills them.

Wake Forest Position Groups

Like many collegiate teams that lack traditional size, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons often utilize three-guard lineups featuring a trio of Kevin Miller, Cameron Hildreth, and Hunter Sallis. Sallis, the Gonzaga transfer, leads the team in scoring and can defend most small forwards without much issue, so Wake Forest’s decision to play smaller has oftentimes paid off this season.

Wake Forest Point Guards

Kevin Miller is the starting point guard for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Miller logs roughly 32 minutes per game, so it is clear that they want to lean on him as much as they can. Guard depth had been an issue at times for Wake Forest this season; however, former Marist guard Jao Ituka has finally been cleared to play, so don’t be surprised if he starts to get some minutes behind Miller.

Wake Forest Shooting Guards

The shooting guard position is the deepest position for an otherwise top-heavy Wake Forest squad. Cameron Hildreth starts at the two for the Demon Deacons, averaging the third-most points of any player on the team. In the absence of Damari Monsanto (who just returned from injury), Wake Forest has leaned on Parker Friedrichsen for minutes off the bench at the shooting guard position.

Wake Forest Small Forwards

Hunter Sallis, the top dog for this Wake Forest squad, starts at small forward. Sallis averages the most points of any player on the team and logs an average of 35 minutes per game, demonstrating his importance. Senior guard Damari Monsanto just returned from an injury and has been giving Wake Forest some shooting and extended minutes off the bench. Monsanto will be deployed mostly at the two but could relieve Sallis occasionally at the three, too.

Wake Forest Power Forwards

Andrew Carr is the starting power forward for the Demon Deacons. Carr has averaged roughly 14 points and seven rebounds per game on close to 33 minutes per game. A team that struggles with frontcourt depth, Wake Forest will choose to put freshman forward Marqus Marion in the game for limited minutes if Carr gets into foul trouble., but the Demon Deacons clearly prefer to stick to their top-heavy rotation when possible.

Wake Forest Centers

Efton Reid starts at the center position for Wake Forest, averaging just shy of nine points and nine rebounds per game for a guard-heavy team. Reid helps the Demon Deacons match up physically with bigger and taller teams so they don’t get crushed too hard on the glass and in the paint. Zach Keller and Matthew Marsh have split time backing up Reid, but like most other positions on the floor, Wake Forest would prefer to stick with its starters.

Wake Forest Full Roster

PositionName
GuardKevin Miller
ForwardMarqus Marion
GuardCameron Hildreth
CenterEfton Reid III
GuardAbramo Canka
ForwardAndrew Carr
GuardAaron Clark
GuardParker Friedrichsen
GuardHunter Sallis
ForwardZach Keller
GuardDamari Monsanto
GuardJao Ituka
CenterMatthew Marsh
GuardR.J. Kennah
Forward Vincent Ricchiuti
GuardKevin Dunn
GuardWill Underwood
ForwardOwen Kmety

Wake Forest Starting Five FAQ

Who Is Wake Forest’s Head Coach?

Wake Forest’s head coach is Steve Forbes, who has been at the helm for the Demon Deacons since April 2020. During the 2021-22 season, Forbes won ACC Coach of the Year, leading the team to a 25-10 overall record and an NIT Quarterfinals appearance.

Who Is Wake Forest’s Starting Point Guard?

Kevin Miller is the starting point guard for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Miller is a redshirt sophomore who transferred over from Central Michigan at the end of last season; he has averaged just shy of 17 points per game this year.

Who Is Wake Forest’s Best Player?

Wake Forest’s best player is Hunter Sallis, the 6-foot-5 junior guard transfer from Gonzaga who has posted nearly 18 points per game on a highly efficient 48/39/77 shooting split. Sallis leads the team in scoring and joins Miller and Cameron Hildreth in an elite three-guard backcourt.

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