Five-star prospect Jaylen Hoard, who recently moved up to the fifth-ranked small forward and the No. 19 overall player in the 2018 class, committed to Wake Forest on Saturday over Maryland and USC.
He recently made an unofficial visit to Wake Forest and felt the coaching staff, school and timing was right.
This summer Hoard was a member of the French National Team during the FIBA U17 World Championships and was one of the top scorers in the tournament, averaging 19.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.
Originally from Le Havre, France, Hoard is playing his final high School basketball season at High Point (N.C.) Wesleyan Christian. The team is coached by Keith Gatlin, who played against Antwon Hoard, Jaylen's dad, professionally in France.
"North Carolina is my second home, and going to Wake Forest allows me to stay close to my second home," Hoard told ESPN.com. "Danny Manning has a strong history in the game as a player and coach, and I feel he can help develop my game. I have a great relationship with the coaching staff. They've seen me play at my best and my worst and still made me a priority. I can trust them."