The Washington, D.C. area is loaded with senior talent this season but don't look past guys like Chris Wright in the class of 2007. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound point guard from St. Johns College High School in Washington, D.C. anchors one of the best teams in the area. The high-majors are making it a point to get to the nation's capitol to see him early this season.
Off to a quick 2-0 start, Wright, the No. 16 ranked player in the class of 2006, likes the direction his young team is heading this season.
"We are young but we have great chemistry," Wright said. "I think we are just anxious to get out and see how good we really are."
Coaches from NC State and Villanova made it out to Wright's first game this season. Wake Forest was at Wright's practice on Tuesday and Coach K stopped by last week. A tough and busy schedule ahead, coaches will have plenty of opportunities to see him against top notch talent this season.
Wright and his St. John's College teammates will play in the Gonzaga DC Classic Tournament and the GlaxoSmithLine Holiday tournament in Raleigh, N.C. after Christmas. The trip to Raleigh is not his first time in the North Carolina Triangle. Wright, a top target for NC State, is very familiar with the Pack. He said he's excited about bringing his friends with him this time.
"That will be fun getting to do that with my teammates and playing our games down there," Wright said. "We're going to practice at the RBC Center and at Cameron Indoor. We're getting the full effect."
Rounding out his list is Texas and Georgetown, Wright said. Unlike the rest of his guard counterparts in the class of 2007, Wright said he doesn't have any intentions of taking his name off the board early.