One of the most athletic players from the class of 2007 is off the board. Chris Wright, a 6-foot-6, 202-pound forward from Madison High School in Trotwood, Ohio announced his collegiate decision on Monday afternoon at a press conference at his school.
Wright announced he'd be taking his high-flying act to the Dayton Flyers.
"I knew from the beginning where I wanted to go," Wright said at the press conference. "And really it was because of Brian Gregory. He's the reason why I chose the University of Dayton."
When Gregory was a candidate for the DePaul job, he looked long and hard at the new Big East school but when he decided to stay put in the Atlantic 10, Wright took notice.
"It was really when coach Gregory told me that he had the chance to go to DePaul but believed he had something special at Dayton was when I really knew that I wanted to be a part of building a championship program," Wright said.
Wright, the No. 29 ranked player in the class of 2007, is the highest profile player to commit to the Atlantic 10 school. Wright picked the Flyers over interest from Florida, Illinois, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State and Texas.
Athletically, there are few better than him in his class. Wright loves to fill the lanes and shine in the open floor. Still a bit of an unknown nationally, he'll certainly make sure everyone knows his name next summer on the AAU circuit. Wright attended the Nike All-American camp in early July but was sidelined shortly after due to a spider bite that caused him to spend a couple of days in a New Orleans hospital.