Monday, January 17, 2011

Wake Forest faces decision on Chennault

Freshman point guard Tony Chennault has returned to practice for Wake Forest, but coach Jeff Bzdelik said it hasn’t been decided whether Chennault will play this season.

Chennault suffered a broken foot in the season opener and has not played since. Bzdelik said on today's ACC teleconference that he is trying to figure out whether it would be best for Chennault and the program to have him return this season or redshirt and have four seasons of eligibility left.

Bzdelik said that a return by Chennault would help on the court because it would allow sophomore C.J. Harris to move from point guard to his more natural position on the wing. But even if it’s decided that Chennault will return this season, he will have a lot of catching up to do.

“His foot is getting stronger every day,” Bzdelik said, “but at the same time we have to remember that this [Monday] will be the third complete practice only of the year for him, so he has a lot of catching up to do from his conditioning standpoint and his knowledge of what we’re doing.”

Ken Tysiac