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Wake Forest Strikes Again, Arnaud Adala Moto Commits

Wake Forest Strikes Again, Arnaud Adala Moto Commits

Powerful wing forward Arnaud Adala Moto of Episcopal (VA) offered his pledge to Wake Forest today, according to multiple reports. The 6′-6″ wing forward tendered his commitment after official trips to visit the Demon Deacons, along with stops on campuses at Miami and Vanderbilt. Moto is the sixth commitment for Wake Forest in the 2012 class.

Moto is arguably the most talented pledge to date for the Demon Deacons, but the overall depth of the class is solid, with two other Top 100 pledges in forward Aaron Rountree and guard Codi Miller-McIntyre. Though it remains to be seen how Wake Forest will perform this year, after last season’s showing a serious talent infusion would certainly be helpful. Moto is tough and skilled, and projects as a multi-year starter at Wake Forest.

During the spring, Moto made a name for himself playing for Team Takeover in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League. He was not well-known prior to the Nike circuit, but made a name for himself quickly against high-profile opponents. He averaged 18 points and 11 rebounds during the high school season, according to the Washington Post. Of the five players that Wake Forest now has pledged, Moto is the most physically ready to step in and play serious minutes as a freshman.

About Kellon Hassenstab

Kellon Hassenstab is the publisher of Hoopniks.com. He founded Hoopniks.com in 2009, and has contributed to SlamOnline, Dime Magazine's HighSchoolHoop.com, and NBCSports.com, along with other publications. Hassenstab has covered grassroots, high school and basketball recruiting for over a decade. Follow on Twitter, @Hoopniks.

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