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Wake lands ESPN 100 wing

6/18/2012

ESPN.com has confirmed that ESPN 100 small forward Greg McClinton (Winston-Salem, N.C./Hargrave Military) has decided to stay home and play for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.

ESPN's National Recruiting Director Paul Biancardi breaks down this commitment for Wake.

"After the NBPA Top 100 Camp (last week) he went to Wake Forest and gave them a verbal commitment," Biancardi said. "He had a terrific week in Charlottesville (NBA Camp)."

He's one of the more productive players in terms of scoring, rebounding and defending. If left open he'll nail a three but he's also comfortable in the mid-range knocking down shots and using screening action to get free.

"Maybe his greatest strength and what they'll love at Wake is his transition game. He really excels at run outs."

Biancardi added, "This is an important get for Wake because he's an in-state player who won a state championship last season at Winston-Salem Prep and he'll help immediately."

McClinton chose Wake over offers from Louisville, Miami (Fla.), Virginia Tech and Xavier. He becomes the first recruit from the 2013 class for head coach Jeff Bzdelik and his staff.