6-foot-9, 190-pound combo forward Brandon Wright from Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy entertained quite a few head coaches this fall. Wright, a consensus top ten prospect in the class of 2006 has caught the attention of most every top school in the country.
“Brandon is really coming on,” said his high school coach George Pitts, who is considered one of the top coaches in the state. “He has gotten bigger. Right now he is 6'9 and up to 190 pounds. Amaker [Michigan], Davis [Indiana], Buzz [Tennessee], Vandy [Stallings], and Alabama [Gottfried] were the head coaches that came in this fall. The assistants from about everywhere else came in.”
As a freshman Wright led Brentwood Academy to a state championship, taking home the MVP award. He also played well at the Nike Camp this fall where he caught the attention of the college coaches.
Coach Pitts also mentioned another sophomore whose game is developing at Brentwood Academy. Point guard Joshua Bone started on last years state championship team. He is now 6-foot, 160-pounds, Coach Pitts projects him to end up 6-foot-2, 180-pounds.
Bone is a complete player who can stroke the three and take it to the basket left or right with authority.
Wright is an outstanding shot blocker with tremendous hands, and he is extending his range to the three point line. Like Bone, he possesses a complete game, yet needs to gain weight.
According to Chris Balas of Wolverine.com, Michigan, Indiana, Duke, and North Carolina are the top four schools on Wright’s list.