by Micah Hart
For the complete Bragging Rights rules and to vote for other matchups, click here. In our second Final Four matchup, it’s ACC-vs-ACC, where the top seed from the East meets the top seed from the South.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Starters (all stats per 48 minutes, through 3/31):
Chris Paul, Hornets: 21.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, 13.0 assists, 0.1 blocks, 3.2 steals
Josh Howard, Wizards: 17.8 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.6 blocks, 1.5 steals
Tim Duncan, Spurs: 22.6 points, 15.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 3.3 blocks, 1.2 steals
Al-Farouq Aminu, Clippers: 15.4 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.9 blocks, 2.0 steals
James Johnson, Raptors: 15.9 points, 9.3 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 2.8 blocks, 2.3 steals
Missed the cut: Darius Songaila, Sixers; Jeff Teague, Hawks; Ish Smith, Grizzlies
How they got here: Defeated Memphis in the Sweet 16, 68%-32%, whipped North Carolina in the Elite Eight, 66%-34%
Team synopsis: Wake Forest may not seem like much, but they do have the best point guard in the NBA and the greatest power forward of all time, which makes them pretty dangerous no matter who else is on the court. Howard may not be the All-Star he was in Dallas, but he can still be pretty dangerous. Aminu and Johnson are youngsters with talent who don’t get a ton of minutes, but their per-48 stats suggest that could change down the road.