The No. 35 ranked player in the class of 2006 Mike Conley, Jr. has not committed to Wake Forest, yet. But it looks like a commitment to the Demon Deacons from the 6-foot-1, 170-pound point guard from Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis, Ind., is inevitable.
“I haven’t committed yet,” said Conley, Jr. “Wake Forest is way out in front, though. I’m trying to wait till later in the season, like after February. I’m just trying to keep the recruiting pressure off right now.”
When asked if a commitment is inevitable, Conley, Jr., had a quick response.
“That is probably the closest word to it. I really like the school and am leaning that way. I don’t think I’ll change my mind, but you never know.”
Conley, Jr., listed Ohio State, Michigan State, Illinois, Arkansas, and Indiana as the other schools in the mix.
The strength of the ACC and the possibility of playing with Rivals.com preseason national player of the year Chris Pau and not his departure to the NBA are the main draws for Conley, Jr.
“I like the way Wake Forest plays, but I like the conference most,” he said. “There is not a better conference to play in. There is great competition, especially at the point guard position.
“And I wouldn’t mind Chris Paul staying. Playing with him and competing with him in practice would be great.”
Conley, Jr., is a quintessential point guard with the ability to make whatever play is necessary and make everyone around him better.