October 12, 2006

For Wright G’Town is eventual right choice-PT 1

October 12, 2006 - Tuesday afternoon, at St. John's College High School, Georgetown University received another piece of good news. After a year in which head coach John Thompson III led the men's basketball team to its first NCAA appearance since the 2000-2001 season, reached that event's Sweet 16 round, and enjoyed the emergence of center Roy Hibbert and continued impressive play of Jeff Green, the bounty of good fortune continues. Beginning in 2007, Chris Wright has pledged to become a Hoya.

Standing 6-1, and weighing around 190 pounds, Wright averaged 22 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists and two steals at Washington, D.C.'s St. John's, while leading the Cadets to a runner-up finish in the perennially tough Washington Catholic Athletic League.

After receiving an introduction from his high school coach, Paul DeStefano, Wright thanked his parents Orlando and Diane, brother O.J., and the St. John's community, then informed the sizeable crowd assembled "I've decided to stay home and next year I will be attending Georgetown University," while donning a Georgetown cap. Those in attendance gave a 20 second ovation, after which Chris ceremoniously dunked a ball into a mini-Hoya hoop.

Wright initially committed to North Carolina State University last spring, but reopened his recruitment when that school's former coach Herb Sendek left. Having to do so was no proverbial walk in the park for Chris.

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