Deacons add fifth freshman for 2018-19 basketball season

Three-star wing Mike Wynn originally committed to East Carolina before choosing Wake Forest

Wake Forest basketball coach Danny Manning has completely remade his team's roster this offseason (Jeremy Brevard/USA TODAY Sports)

  The extreme makeover of Wake Forest’s basketball roster continued Wednesday with the addition of three-star wing Mike Wynn.

  A 6-foot-7 forward from Charlotte, Wynn originally committed to East Carolina before re-opening his recruitment after the Pirates’ decided not to retain interim coach Michael Perry.  He averaged 21 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals per game as a junior at Liberty Heights Athletic Institute.

  Wynn becomes the fifth member of coach Danny Manning’s nationally ranked recruiting class, joining five-star forward Jaylen Hoard, four star wing Isaiah Mucius and four-star guards Sharone Wright Jr. and Jamie Lewis.

  The Deacons have also added two graduate transfers — big man Ikenna Smart from Buffalo and shooting guard Torry Johnson from Northern Arizona — giving them seven new scholarship players for the 2018-19 season.

  Wynn, who announced his commitment on his Twitter Page, was also being pursued by ACC rival Georgia Tech and Wichita State, among others.