Once a North Carolina State commitment, Chris Wright decided to reevaluate his options once Herb Sendek left for Arizona State. The 6-foot, 190-pound combo guard from St. Johns College in Washington, D.C., has now come to a new decision and will play close to home in the Big East.
With a final three of North Carolina State, Pittsburgh and Georgetown, Wright decided to join up with five-star guard Austin Freeman as Hoyas.
"It was a tough decision," said Wright at his press conference. "That's why I took so long. But in the long run Georgetown is best for me. I felt the most comfortable there."
After playing well during the spring period for the Boo Williams travel squad, Wright struggled with his play during the summer. Dealing with Mononucleosis early in the summer period, he never fully hit his stride in July.
"Rankings are people's opinions," commented Wright, who is the No. 68 ranked prospect in the Rivals150. "People can have their opinions about certain things. I was sick and never 100 percent. I didn't have the summer I was looking forward too, but that doesn't matter. It is what the college coaches think you can do that matters."
Wright's ability to move without the ball and shoot the ball from deep will be highlighted in Georgetown's spread-the-floor and passing and cutting offensive attack.
Chris Wright scouting report:
Compactly built, Wright plays low to the ground with the ball. His greatest strength is scoring, but he can run the point as well. Uses his quickness and strength to come up with a number of steals on defense, but can be overmatched one-on-one by an athletic guard.
Ron Bailey contributed to this report.