Physically-developed forward who is very strong and powerful ... Made great strides over the course of his freshman season, showing flashes of his overall potential ... With his strength and athleticism, has the ability to drive and get to the rim ... Outstanding defender ... Versatile offensive player with the range to step out and shoot it from beyond the arc ... Great footwork due to a soccer-playing background ... Has a 7-1 wingspan, which is the third-longest on the team ... Moved to Alexandria, Va., from his native Cameroon when he was 15 years old ... The first-ever Cameroonian to play for the Deacons.
Played in all 31 games with 19 starts on the year, including each of the final nine games ... Averaged 5.6 points and 3.9 rebounds in 16.3 minutes per game ... The team's fifth-leading scorer and third-leading rebounder ... Ranked sixth on the team with 19 steals ... Shot 40.4 percent (61-of-151) from the field ... Went 49-for-82 at the free throw line for 59.8 percent ... In conference play, averaged 6.2 points and 4.3 rebounds in 17.5 minutes per game ... Shot 66 percent (33-of-50) at the line and 37.1 percent (39-of-105) from the floor in ACC play ... Scored in double figures in three games, including a season-high 16 points vs. Virginia Tech (Mar. 10) ... Had arguably his best game of the year against the Hokies, going 5-for-6 from the floor and 6-for-7 at the free throw line ... Pulled down a season-high 10 rebounds in the Deacons' upset of No. 18-ranked NC State (Jan. 22), falling just shy of a double-double with nine points ... Scored 13 points at North Carolina (Feb. 5), going 5-for-6 from the field with four rebounds, two assists, two steals and no turnovers in 20 minutes ... Dished out a season-high three assists in the ACC Tournament vs. Maryland (Mar. 14) ... Led the team in scoring once and in rebounding once ... Ranked second on the team with six charges drawn on defense ... Converted 5-of-7 three-point play opportunities ... Ranked third on the team with seven dunks ... Named to the Dean's List and to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
2012-13 Season Highlights
Made his collegiate debut vs. Radford (Nov. 9) and turned in 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting off the bench ... Added four rebounds, three steals and two blocks in 19 minutes ... Turned in seven points, three rebounds and two assists vs. Iona (Nov. 17) at the Paradise Jam ... Had seven points on 2-of-2 shooting with three rebounds and a steal vs. Seton Hall (Dec. 8) ... Made his first career start and had five points and five rebounds vs. Furman (Dec. 18) ... Started, scored nine points and pulled down a team-high six rebounds at UNCG (Dec. 22) ... Made his ACC debut at No. 1-ranked Duke (Jan. 5) and finished with four points and six rebounds in 13 minutes ... Scored nine points on 4-of-8 shooting and had a block and a steal vs. Virginia (Jan. 9) ... Scored six points on 3-of-3 shooting with five rebounds, an assist and a steal vs. Boston College (Jan. 12) ... Pulled down six rebounds and had two steals at Clemson (Jan. 15) ... Turned in six points and six rebounds at Virginia Tech (Jan. 19) ... Fell just shy of a double-double with nine points and 10 rebounds in an upset win over No. 18-ranked NC State (Jan. 22) ... Came off the bench to score seven points and pull down four rebounds vs. No. 5-ranked Duke (Jan. 30) ... Scored 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting to go with four rebounds, two assists and two steals at North Carolina (Feb. 5) ... Converted three 3-point plays against the Tar Heels ... Pulled down six rebounds and scored six points on 3-of-4 shooting vs. Florida State (Feb. 9) ... Scored eight points, pulled down three rebounds and went 6-for-8 at the free throw line vs. Georgia Tech (Feb. 16) ... Had seven points and four rebounds in an upset win over No. 2-ranked Miami (Feb. 23) ... Pulled down eight rebounds and had four points and a block at NC State (Mar. 6) ... Scored 16 points on 5-of-6 shooting with two rebounds, an assist and a steal vs. Virginia Tech (Mar. 10) ... Had four points, a season-high three assists and two rebounds in the ACC Tournament vs. Maryland (Mar. 14).
A 2012 graduate of Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va. ... Coached at Episcopal by former Demon Deacon Jim Fitzpatrick, who played two seasons at Wake Forest from 1999-2000 ... 2012 McDonald's All-America nominee ... Three-time all-state selection ... Named first team Virginia Independent Schools Division 3 all-state honoree as a senior ... As a senior in 2011-12, led Episcopal to a 24-4 record and a run to the Virginia state championship final ... Two-time Washington Post All-Met selection in 2010-11 and 2011-12 ... Three-time Interstate Athletic Conference (IAC) honoree ... Averaged 18 points and 11.5 rebounds as a junior in 2010-11 when he led Episcopal to a 25-3 record and the school's first IAC championship in 13 years ... Named the Alexandria Sportsman's Club Player of the Year in 2010-11 ... Posted a double-double of 19 points and 20 rebounds in a game against Bullis High School on Jan. 13, 2012 ... Selected to play for the Capital All-Stars in the 39th annual Capital Classic in his hometown of Alexandria, Va. ... High school teammates included Kethan Savage (George Washington) and Foster Joseph (Howard) in basketball and Schillo Tshuma (Maryland) and Dominique Badji (Boston U.) in soccer ... Rated as a four-star recruit by ESPN and Scout ... Scout ranked him as the No. 94 overall recruit while Rivals listed him as the No. 124 overall recruit in the class of 2012 ... Scout ranked him as the No. 20 small forward and ESPN ranked him as the No. 30 small forward in the class ... ESPN also listed him as the No. 4 prospect out of the state of Virginia and the No. 23 recruit in the East Region ... Part of a 2012 recruiting class that was ranked 21st in the country by ESPN and 23rd by Scout ... Played AAU ball for Team Takeover under coach Keith Stevens ... Also competed in soccer and track & field in high school, earning two varsity letters in each ... Earned All-IAC honors while helping Episcopal to back-to-back conference championships and a state title in soccer ... Finished as the IAC high jump champion and placed second at the state meet ... Member of the French Honor Society in high school.
Given name is Arnaud William Adala Moto ... Name is pronounced "ar-NO ah-DAH-luh MO-toe" ... Moved to Virginia from his native Cameroon when he was 15 years old ... Son of Catherine Moto ... Born June 29, 1993 in Yaounde, Cameroon ... Has two brothers and two sisters (Ntyam Moto, Parfait Bitee, Zeh Moto, Moto Junior), all of which are older ... Brother, Parfait Bitee, was a shooting guard at Rhode Island from 2004-08 and is currently playing professionally overseas ... Committed verbally to the Deacons in October 2011 ... Chose Wake Forest over offers from Florida, Miami, UCLA, Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech ... Possesses a 7-1 wingspan ... Wore No. 45 at Episcopal ... Considering a major in business.