Wake Forest will likely be without its leading scorer for the start of the season.
The school announced on Monday that senior guard Codi Miller-McIntyre will be out for four-to-six weeks after fracturing his foot. He underwent surgery on the foot over the past weekend.
Miller-McIntyre is one of the more underrated returning players in the ACC, as he was an honorable mention for all-league honors last season. He averaged 14.5 points and 4.3 assists per game last season on his way to sporting a fairly efficient 19.1 PER. He’s a three-year starter for the Demon Deacons, having played an average of 31 minutes per game over the course of his stint in Winston-Salem. Not only is he the second-leading returning scorer in the ACC, but it’s also worth noting that he’s markedly improved every year in his efficiency as well (per sports-reference.com).
A four-week recovery timeline would place Miller-McIntyre out for the team’s opener against UMBC on Nov. 13. as well as their road game against Bucknell on Nov.15. The Demon Deacons then get into the rough part of their schedule, as they face Richmond on Nov. 18, followed by their trip to the Maui Invitational beginning on Nov. 23 against Indiana. That will also be followed by a game against either St. John’s or Vanderbilt. A six-week recovery timeline places him out for all of those games, as well as possibly another against Rutgers on November 30. If he misses that stretch of games, it’s hard to see them picking up a quality win in that time frame.
Wake can not afford to be without Miller-McIntyre for long, so coach Danny Manning will likely be hoping that the four-week recovery timeline is the one that comes into play here.