Brandan Wright, the No. 2 player in the class of 2006, received a visit today at Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy from one of the top programs in the ACC. Nothing has changed on the 6-foot-9, 190-pound combo forwards list, however. The well composed Wright knows it is early, and he is in no hurry.
“Coach Wojciechowski came by school to see me,” said Wright. “It worked out pretty well. He said I was the kind of player Coach K liked to coach and that Coach K would hook up with me in the near future.”
“I guess they like my style of play and my attitude and that I am smart on and off the court.”
Although the visit went well, there is no alteration in Wright’s top five of Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina, Indiana, and Louisville.
“I feel the same about Duke,” he said. “They are still in my top five. Eventually I will trim down my list, maybe after the summer or after next season.”
Wright is set to play for the Murfreesboro Stars in the 16-under division at the Boo Williams event this weekend. The versatile Wright will be playing four different positions.
“We are getting ready to leave in a couple hours,” he said. “We are just going to play. I don’t know much about the other teams in the tournament. We will just have a good time and try to win the tournament.”
“I will be playing power forward, small forward, and shooting guard when we go with a big lineup.”
Wright does not have any other visits lined up at this point. Indiana, Louisville, Kentucky, and North Carolina had all spent time in Nashville observing Wright this season.
Early this summer Wright plans on playing exclusively 16-under with the Murfreesboro Stars, who he grew up playing for, but he will attend the Nike Camp and the USA Youth Festival and might play in some 17-under tournaments later in the season.
“I am going to play our set schedule with the Murfreesboro Stars, but after that, I will probably play in some 17 and under events,” he said. “I actually don’t know who I will play with. A couple teams [Tennessee Travelers and Southeast Elite] have asked me, or there is the possibility of us playing up.”
Wright captured a second straight state championship and the Mr. Basketball award this season as a sophomore.