The No. 2 ranked player in the class of 2006 Brandan Wright put up some solid numbers as the sixth man for the South squad at the Youth Development Festival. The 6-foot-9, 190-pound power forward from Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy has narrowed down his list to three schools and the NBA.
“Kentucky offered in June,” said Wright. “I feel great that I already have an opportunity to go to one of my schools. North Carolina and Duke are also recruiting me really hard. I get something in the mail from them almost every day of the week.”
Louisville and Indiana had been in Wright’s top five school list, but that list is down to three right now.
“I am down to these three schools,” he said. “But I am still open. Anything could happen.”
One situation that could happen is that the exceptionally talented Wright might enter his name in the 2006 NBA draft.
“I might enter if I am a lottery pick,” he said. “I will explore my options. If everything is right, I’ll make the jump.”
It has been known that Wright has been a long time Kentucky fan. Many people close to the situation feel that Kentucky is the school to beat if Wright goes the collegiate route. Wright, however, would not go so far as to name the Wildcats a leader.
“I can’t say that Kentucky is a leader,” he said. “I like all three. But I have always been a fan of Kentucky.”
At the Youth Festival Wright averaged 12 points and 7.4 rebounds for the Gold winning South. Rivals.com will get another good look at Wright in action at the Nike All-American Camp the next couple days.