Wake Forest started off their weekend by landing a commitment from an in-state member of the class of 2012 when Codi Miller-McIntyre made a verbal pledge. Turns out they ended it the same way landing Aaron Rountree.
As it turns out, Wake's academic standing and the addition of Miller-McIntrye both played a big role in landing the junior small forward from Wilson (N.C.) Greenfield.
"Aaron is a kid with real good grades so he was looking at schools with high academic standards," said Terrence Taylor who will coach both Rountree and Miller-McIntrye on Carolina Elite this summer. "He's also real good friends with Codi Miller-McIntyre. He'd been thinking about Wake and Codi committed so he decided to go ahead and do it also."
Of course, it wasn't just Rountree himself who felt good about the Demon Deacons. His parents were on board as well.
"He really likes Wake," said Taylor. "He and his parents both visited and both liked the coaches and the academic part."
Currently listed at 6-foot-7, Taylor says that Rountree has grown to closer to 6-foot-9 and is a versatile player with tremendous room for growth.
"Aaron plays point guard on his high school team," said Taylor. "Has great vision, handles the ball real well for a tall kid. He needs to develop his shot a little bit but he's really worked on it."