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With Mucius Commitment, Wake Forest Builds Strong 2018 Class

Danny Manning has added another first-rate recruit to an already exceptional 2018 basketball recruiting class. Isaiah Mucius, a 6’7” SF from Saint James, Maryland, announced his commitment to the Deacons a few days after officially visiting campus during homecoming weekend. The four star commit was ranked by ESPN as the 71st best recruit in the nation for 2018.

Mucius’ commitment is certainly a huge boost for the program which seems to be on the upswing, both on the court and on the recruiting trail. Mucius joins 6’8” SF Jaylen Hoard (ESPN 19th overall) and 6’5” PG Sharone Wright Jr. to comprise a 2018 Wake recruiting class which, as of now, ranks seventh nationally according to 247sports.

With this pick-up, Danny Manning has flashed his savvy recruiting skills once again. Not only has he been able to attract outstanding recruits from within the state of North Carolina (as with Hoard), but he has also drawn recruits from out of state (such as Mucius and 2017 commits Chaundee Brown and Melo Eggleston) and even out of country (French 2017 recruit Olivier Sarr).

Now that the Deacs, who made the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2010 last year, have re-established themselves as a respectable ACC basketball program, recruiting has begun to pick up. The future is bright for Wake basketball. A talented, young core of underclassmen is beginning to take shape, prompting Wake fans to fantasize about the potential of a 2018 team lead by Hoard, Mucius, Brown, Eggleston, and Sarr.

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