The Clemson Tigers have been one of the hottest teams in the country this season thanks in large part to good guard play. The ACC school hopes to continue their success in the backcourt with players like 2008 guard Cashmere Wright, who pledged to Oliver Purnell and the Tigers on Thursday.
"I grew up watching Clemson so when the opportunity to play there came around, I jumped on it," Wright said shortly after his press conference announcing his decision.
The 6-foot, 165-pound combo guard from Savannah (Ga.) Urban Christian took an unofficial visit to the ACC school two weeks ago and he said that is when he knew that he was ready to be a Tiger.
"They have 10,000 people at their games and everyone there knew who I was and they kept asking me if I was going to be playing there," Wright said. "It was hard to pass that up.
"They fit my style of play perfectly. They like to run and gun and get out on the floor. That's what I do well."
Wright, the No. 81 ranked player in the class of 2008, said he also considered Tennessee, Georgia, Wake Forest and Kansas State.
Wright is averaging over 30 points a game this season and is quick to put in 50 on any given night. He's making the full-time transition to the point guard spot, the position he will play at Clemson.