Brandon Wright, the No. 2 player in the Rivals50 for the class of 2006 has Brentwood (Tenn) Academy poised to win a second straight Division II state championship when they play in the finals tomorrow in Nashville. Wright exhibited why he is so highly ranked with a strong performance in his semifinal game.
The 6-foot-9, 190-pound Wright scored 21 points, grabbed 9 rebounds, and blocked 5 shots in his teams semifinal victory Friday.
“I could play better, but I played well enough to get the job done,” said Wright, a combo forward. “We had some other players really step up.”
Nothing has changed as far as Wright’s school list is concerned. He is still listing Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky, Louisville, and Indiana. Both Louisville and Kentucky have been to Nashville recently to watch Wright in action.
“Everyone is calling about him,” said Wright’s coach George Pitts. “I talked to coach Wojciechowski the other day.”
Out of Wright’s school list, Duke had been the school showing the least amount of interest until just recently.
Wright also indicated that he was not only looking at his top five schools but was interested in other schools such as Michigan, Vanderbilt, and Tennessee.
“No it is not that I am not interested in any other schools,” said Wright. “It is just that I am a little more interested in my top five schools.”
Wright, who will most likely have the NBA as an option right after high school, admitted that he thinks about playing in the league but will sit down with his family when the time comes to make a decision.
“I think about the NBA,” he said. “But I am going to wait to make that decision when the time comes. It is pretty much my parents decision. I will sit down with them, and we will figure it out.”
One thing has changed for Wright, and that is his summer plans. He was planning on attending the ABCD Camp but has now decided to attend the Nike Camp, which he attended last summer and where he caused a stir among the college recruiters. The key factor in the change of plans is that Nike, not Reebok, will sponsor Wright’s AAU team.