Forty points and a game winner is a good way to spend a Monday night away from home. That is what four-star junior guard Cashmere Wright did in an 87-84 win over Covenant Christian in Marietta, Ga., last night.
Wright scored nailed a three-pointer under a minute to play, capping off a good comeback for his Savannah (Ga.) Urban Christian Academy. The 6-foot combo guard scored 40 points on 11 of 20 shooting from the floor, four for 11 from three and 14 of 20 from the charity stripe. He added five assists and five steals in the victory.
"I've been working on my point guard skills," Wright said. "I want to get other players involved but when the game is on the line, I want that ball in my hands."
He had the rock when it mattered. Wright powered down the floor and elevated to knock down the pull up jumper in a game that featured an estimated 60 turnovers, including seven from Wright.
Wright has been a popular prospect in the 2008 class to date. He said he picked up an offer from Kansas State recently, joining Georgia (who was on hand to see him in action on Monday), Wake Forest and Florida State. South Carolina and Florida are also in the picture, amongst others, he said.
"I'm enjoying my recruitment," Wright said. "I don't have any favorites. I'm just playing my game. I'd like to get out and see some of those schools this year."
Wright said he has already been to Georgia, Florida State and South Carolina and would like to see Auburn, Florida and Wake Forest in the near future.
"All I want to do is get better and become the best possible player that I can be," Wright said. "If a school wants to recruit, I'm listening."