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Longwood vs. Wake Forest 11/27/2020 College Basketball Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Longwood takes on Wake Forest on 11/27/2020 at 7:00PM.

Longwood and Wake Forest face off in an regular season game for both teams as every game in this shortened College Basketball season with limited or no fans in attendance means more. Longwood has a record of )-) this season. Wake Forest is 1-0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

The Longwood Roster

The Players to Watch for Longwood

Juan Munoz 5-11 170.0 Guard

Juan Munoz sported a 17.8 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign last season. Consider that he was one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. Juan Munoz had a 0.1 Box Score Plus/Minus impact last season. He was an average contributor as far as his impact. He is not a major drag nor is he a major positive. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Juan Munoz attempted 0.601% of his shots from three point range. He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. Juan Munoz shot 0.357% from long range last season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. Juan Munoz shot 0.474% inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

Last season, when shots were missed, Juan Munoz was certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

An average defensive player making an average impact for his team. We shall see if there is more to this. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. He is not a shot blocker. An aggressive defender who is among the best at successfully forcing live ball turnovers in every which way. He learned the Art of the Steal.

Deshaun Wade 6-2 210.0 Guard

Deshaun Wade sported a 10.5 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. Last season, he was a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. Deshaun Wade had a -4.9 Box Score Plus/Minus impact last season. He was dragging his team down with his play last season. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Deshaun Wade attempted 0.585% of his shots from three point range. He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. Deshaun Wade shot 0.342% from long range last season. Last season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. Deshaun Wade shot 0.361% inside the perimeter. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

When you are defensive sink like Deshaun Wade opponents will try to find a way to exploit it on the offensive end. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. He is not a shot blocker. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Deshaun Wade is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Christian Wilson 6-6 195.0 Forward

Christian Wilson had a 9.0 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. Last season, he was a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. Christian Wilson sported a -5.7 Box Score Plus/Minus last season. He was dragging his team down with his play last season. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Christian Wilson last season had 0.631% of his shots attempted from 3 point range It makes very little sense to give him space on the perimeter, opponents should be getting in his face. Christian Wilson shot 0.285% from long range last season. Last season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. Christian Wilson shot 0.472% inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

When you are defensive sink like Christian Wilson opponents will try to find a way to exploit it on the offensive end. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Leslie Nkereuwem 6-7 215.0 Forward

Leslie Nkereuwem sported a 13.8 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. In the grand scheme of things, he was an average College Basketball player last season as far as his contributions are concerned. Leslie Nkereuwem had a -5.5 Box Score Plus/Minus impact last season. He was dragging his team down with his play last season. He was not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Leslie Nkereuwem attempted 0.0% of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Leslie Nkereuwem shot nan% from long range last season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. He made 0.585% of his two point shots attempted this season. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

He was one of the best at creating second chance scoring opportunities in the country, his ability to grab offensive rebounds is very difficult to beat. He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is a turnover prone player and he is a target for defenses. Playing more physical against him or making sure to jump his passes may be a good idea.

Defensive Breakdown

An average defensive player making an average impact for his team. We shall see if there is more to this. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Heru Bligen 6-3 180.0 Guard

Heru Bligen had a 13.6 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. In the grand scheme of things, he was an average College Basketball player last season as far as his contributions are concerned. Heru Bligen had a -4.0 Box Score Plus/Minus impact last season. He was dragging his team down with his play last season. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Heru Bligen attempted 0.167% of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Heru Bligen shot 0.308% from long range last season. Last season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.508% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is a turnover prone player and he is a target for defenses. Playing more physical against him or making sure to jump his passes may be a good idea.

Defensive Breakdown

An average defensive player making an average impact for his team. We shall see if there is more to this. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. He is not a shot blocker. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Zac Watson 6-7 210.0 Forward

Zac Watson sported a 14.1 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. In the grand scheme of things, he was an average College Basketball player last season as far as his contributions are concerned. Zac Watson sported a -2.4 Box Score Plus/Minus last season. He was dragging his team down with his play last season. He was not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Zac Watson attempted 0.078% of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made 0.0% of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.617% of his two point shots attempted this season. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. He is a stronger distributor than most that is for sure, but he is not among the elite. His inability to prevent himself from committing turnovers is a massive liability for his team.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Zac Watson is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

The Wake Forest Roster

The Players to Watch for Wake Forest

Jalen Johnson 6-6 196.0 Guard

Jalen Johnson has a 35.9 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Jalen Johnson attempted 0.75% of his shots from three point range. It makes very little sense to give him space on the perimeter, opponents should be getting in his face. Jalen Johnson shot 0.667% from long range this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. He made 0.5% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Jalen Johnson has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. He is one of the best shot-blockers in College Basketball, opponents have to game plan around him and he is an insurance policy of sorts for his team on the defensive end. This may enable them to take more risks defensively knowing he can erase shots. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Jalen Johnson is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Ian Dubose 6-4 210.0 Guard

Ian Dubose has a 24.7 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign this season. Consider that he is one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Ian Dubose this season has 0.429% of his shots attempted from 3 point range This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.667% of his three point shots fired this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. He made 0.25% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is a stronger distributor than most that is for sure, but he is not among the elite. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Ian Dubose has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. An aggressive defender who is among the best at successfully forcing live ball turnovers in every which way. He learned the Art of the Steal.

Daivien Williamson 6-2 165.0 Guard

Daivien Williamson sports a 11.3 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Daivien Williamson this season has 0.333% of his shots attempted from 3 point range This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. Daivien Williamson shot 0.0% from long range this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. Daivien Williamson shot 0.75% inside the perimeter. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

This season, when shots were missed, Daivien Williamson is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Daivien Williamson has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Isaiah Mucius 6-8 195.0 Forward

Isaiah Mucius has a 20.7 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign this season. Consider that he is one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

Isaiah Mucius attempted 0.25% of his shots from three point range. This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.0% of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. Isaiah Mucius shot 0.667% inside the perimeter. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. His inability to prevent himself from committing turnovers is a massive liability for his team.

Defensive Breakdown

Isaiah Mucius has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. An aggressive defender who is among the best at successfully forcing live ball turnovers in every which way. He learned the Art of the Steal.

Ismael Massoud 6-8 200.0 Forward

Ismael Massoud has a 18.6 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Ismael Massoud this season has 0.875% of his shots attempted from 3 point range It makes very little sense to give him space on the perimeter, opponents should be getting in his face. He made 0.429% of his three point shots fired this season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. Ismael Massoud shot 0.0% inside the perimeter. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

This season, when shots were missed, Ismael Massoud is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Ismael Massoud has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Longwood vs. Wake Forest Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Longwood 57 Wake Forest 88

Spread Pick: Wake Forest -19 -110 5Dimes
Moneyline Pick: Wake Forest -1897 SportsInteraction
Total Pick: Over 140.5 -110 Bookmaker