Graduation“The first priority of our program will be our players’ education.  It is our obligation and responsibility to provide an atmosphere that allows for complete academic success. My staff and I work diligently to help each individual become a dependable, responsible student within the university’s system.” ~ Danny Manning

At Wake Forest, players participate yearly in Life Skills workshops set up by Coach Manning. These workshops include a financial seminar, campus security seminar, media training, drug/alcohol awareness seminar, stress management and sleep seminar, resume writing workshops and meetings with professionals on life after collegiate athletics.



  • 56% of all Wake Forest student athletes were on the ACC Honor Roll
  • 8 of the 15 men’s basketball players made the 2013-14 ACC Honor Roll
  • Graduation Success Rate (GSR) 94% for all sports
  • Men’s Basketball’s Academic Progress Rate (APR) 960 for 2017-18
  • APR and GSR are some of the highest scores in the ACC and in the NCAA
  • 70+ tutors are hired each semester to work with all student-athletes
  • 4 men’s basketball players made the Wake Forest Dean’s List
  • The men’s basketball team had a cumulative GPA of 3.004 for the Spring 2019 semester.
  • Every student is provided with a state of the art computer laptop, and the entire campus featureS free high speed wireless internet.


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