Chris Wright entered the spring evaluation period as the top target for a number of high-major programs. Since de-committing from NC State the five-star guard fielded interest from nearly every elite level school looking for a floor general. Now that the spring period is over, the 6-foot point guard from Washington D.C.'s St. John's College High School has a favorite going into the summer.
When Herb Sendek left NC State for Arizona State, Wright was left to look for a new collegiate home. After listening to pitches from coast to coast, Wright told Rivals.com that one Big East school stands out the most.
"Georgetown – they are my leader right now," Wright said. "I haven't closed the door on anyone but I like what Georgetown has to offer. I met with their coaches recently and as of right now, they are the place I feel the most comfortable with. I like their players and their staff. Plus, their system is a lot like NC State's old system."
The Hoyas have taken advantage of the proximity to Wright and location has been a big factor with the class of 2007 prospect.
"With them being in my backyard, I've had a chance to meet with them and talk with the coaches probably more than any other school," Wright said. "I really like John Thompson. He's been integral in my recruitment. He's been to most of my games this year and that means a lot. With them, I'm dealing with the head coach the most."
Wright said Clemson, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Illinois, DePaul and Villanova are also in the picture. He added that Georgetown may have the top spot but left an opportunity for another school to jump up.
"That may change. Anything can happen," Wright said.
Building a relationship is an important factor in his decision, Wright said.
"It most definitely means a lot. In the long run, that is the most important relationship you want to have. You are going to be his eyes on the court and his spokesman out there. That's the biggest thing for a point guard."
With the Hoyas sitting at number one, Wright said he will continue to focus on winning basketball games. His Boo Williams Summer League team has won three of the five events it has played in. This weekend's trip to the Nike Memorial Day Classic is next up.
July brings the Nike All-American camp and the Peach Jam. And expect a lot of head coaches on the sidelines to watch him.