Wake's Chennault wants to play closer to home

Wake Forest sophomore point guard Tony Chennault, who played at Ss. Neumann-Goretti High, will transfer at the end of the spring semester, according to Demon Deacons coach Jeff Bzdelik.

Chennault said he wanted to play closer to home. He started all 31 games for Wake this past season. Wake finished 13-18, 4-12 in the ACC.

"This was a tough decision to leave my teammates at this point in my career, but at the end of the day I have to do what’s best for me and my family,” Chennault said to the Wake Forest sports information office. “This was a personal choice that has nothing to do with basketball.

“I want to thank the Wake Forest community and Deacon fans for supporting us the past two seasons. I will always be a Deacon at heart and a part of the Wake Forest family.”

Chennault, a 6-2 guard, was third on the team with 9.0 points per game and led Wake with 2.8 assists per game.

“We appreciate Tony’s efforts the past two seasons and respect his wishes to be closer to home for family-related reasons,” Bzdelik said. “We wish him the very best.”

Chennault averaged 7.5 points and 2.5 assists in 46 career games.