The No. 2 ranked player in the class of 2006 Brandan Wright is off to a strong season, averaging a double-double for his 5-1 Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy team. Kentucky head coach Tubby Smith watched both of the 6-foot-9, 201-pound combo forward’s games this past weekend in Kentucky. Not to be outdone, North Carolina head coach Roy Williams is expected to watch Wright play today.
“Tubby was at both of our games in Kentucky,” said Brentwood Academy head coach George Pitts. “Roy Williams is coming today. Most people think it will come down to those two. Duke is still very interested. I just don’t think they do as much in their recruiting as other schools.”
Wright, who claims to still be open in his recruitment, has consistently had Kentucky, North Carolina and Duke at the top of his list. The jump straight to the NBA from high school is also a strong possibility for Wright.
In his first six game this season, Wright is averaging 20 points, 12 rebounds and 5 blocks per game. He is shooting 67 percent from the field and 80 percent from the free throw line with a total of 35 attempts.
In his two games in Kentucky this past weekend, Wright registered 22 points, 18 rebounds and 6 blocks in a losing effort against Jeffersontown High School. The next night against Bourbon Co. High School, Wright once again scored 22 points to go along with 15 rebounds and 5 blocks.
“You look at those stats for the Jeffersontown game, and you think Brandan must have played well,” said Pitts. “I think he played okay. He played better the next night at Bourbon County. Overall this year, he has played very well.”