Talk to those that follow Washington D.C. hoops like a religion and the consensus on who the best point guard in the area is easy. And that honor doesn't belong to a senior or even a junior. Many believe Chris Wright, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound guard from St. John's College is the best floor general in the nation's capitol. The class of 2007 prospect showed why so many are excited about his long term potential this weekend at the Boo Williams Invitational.
With the talent pool always overflowing in the D.C. area, it's a big compliment for Wright to be named amongst the best of the best at his position but the youngster said that doesn't faze him.
"You can't really listen to that. You just have to play and be the best that you can be and let those that want to make those opinions make them," Wright said. "I just want to become the very best player that I can be. It's just a matter of growing and improving."
Scary thing is, though, Wright is only going to get better playing alongside future Oklahoma point guard Scotty Reynolds and Maryland recruit Eric Hayes. Wright is relishing in the experience playing alongside both players.
"This really helps me a lot because it's something new everyday," he said. "The learning process with these guys is great. It's good for a guy like me to play at this high of a level every chance I can get. I love it."
Wright was solid playing alongside with Reynolds, Hayes and Stefan Welsh, another Division I prospect. But Wright was also particularly impressive in BWSL's run to the tournament championship. Built a lot like former Duke guard Jason Williams, Wright had little trouble knifing his way to the bucket in traffic, stopping and dropping long balls and playing the point incredibly well and poised for a kid his age. His showing was the start of a long but challenging summer, he says.
"I really want this to be big," Wright said of the summer. "It's big for me too with recruiting. I want to be actively recruited and that's part of the fun really."
The class of 2007 prospect said his top three schools are Duke, Maryland and NC State. The Terps and Pack have both given an early scholarship offer to him. Wright has unofficially visited all three ACC programs.
Kansas, Texas, Connecticut, Georgetown (offer) and Louisville round out his list of favorites.
Wright said he'll unofficially visit the University of Texas in two weeks when his BWSL team travels to the Lone Star State for the Next Level tournament in Dallas. From there, he'll travel to Austin and visit the Longhorns.