A team to start taking notice of more has been Wake Forest, who have now won eight games in a row and sit at 10-3 overall.  In the last six games during that eight-game win streak, the Demon Deacons were able to get junior big man Efton Reid III on the floor, and one could say that he has been a missing piece for this team. Why? Though it is still early, just look at the early difference he has made with him on the court, as he has been averaging 24.2mpg, 9.0ppg, 9.0rpg, and 1.5 bpg.

Without Reid:
Averaging 78.2ppg
Giving Up 72.7ppg
Overall Record: 4-3

With Reid:
Averaging 84.6ppg
Giving Up 64ppg
Overall Record: 6-0
5 double-digit wins

Nearly averaging a double-double this season early on, Reid not only gives Wake Forest size standing at 7-foot but he is one that clearly makes an impact both offensively and defensively for this team.  Reid is still only shooting 40 percent from the floor and can step out at times, so there still is improvement in those areas but the stats don’t lie since he stepped on the floor. Wake Forest has four players who have been averaging double-figures led by Hunter Sallis and company, but when you add Reid to the mix, he now makes the Demon Deacons even stronger in areas of need and it has been making a huge difference in the last six games for his team.  Now, we will see if that trend continues further along in ACC play.