On Saturday, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons fired head coach Danny Manning after a less-than-stellar stint in Winston-Salem.
It just so happens that Wake Forest has a big man by the name of Olivier Sarr, who averaged 14 points, 9.0 boards and 1.2 blocks per game this past season. David Sisk from Rivals touched on this topic.
In addition, Wake Forest athletics director John Currie suggested that every player from the 2016-18 classes have left the team.
John Currie notes that all 9 players Wake Forest signed in 2016, 2017 and 2018 are no longer with the program. "Attrition and retention of our players is one of the factors," he said about Danny Manning's firing.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) April 25, 2020
If true, that would include Sarr, a former three-star recruit in the Class of 2017 who held offers from UCF, Cal and Vanderbilt before picking the Demon Deacons. If he’s entering the transfer portal, you can bet that a host of major Power 5 schools will be reaching out.
Sarr would be a fantastic, life-saving, late addition to a Kentucky frontcourt that needs the help. If he were to transfer or explore other options, Kentucky should almost certainly reach out to the talented 7-footer.
Sarr had incredible games this past season against good opponents; He dropped 21 points on Arizona, 25 on Duke, 30 on Notre Dame, and 16 on Louisville. It’s safe to say that the addition of Sarr would help Kentucky’s big man problem significantly.
Now, this is all just speculation and day-dreaming at the moment, but you have to assume that Sarr might seek other options after committing to play for Manning. Now that Manning is no longer at Wake, you never know what may happen.