Chris Wright committed to Herb Sendek and NC State at the beginning of the year. Now at the beginning of the AAU season, the five-star guard is back on the recruiting market.
With Sendek leaving the ACC school for Arizona State, Wright has decided to open things up as he heads into the busy April evaluation period.
"I'm hitting the reset button and starting at ground zero again," Wright said.
Wright said his relationship with Sendek and the rest of the NC State staff was a primary reason why he picked the Wolfpack but with the coaches now headed west things are back to the starting point.
An astute young man, Wright said he will explore every school the same way he did when he picked NC State in January.
"I think I did a good job evaluating all of the schools the first time around right down to the shoes they were to the style of basketball that they play to the parts of the school that would help me," Wright said. "I don't think I'll change anything."
Wright, the No. 16 ranked player in the class of 2007 from St. Johns College High School in Washington, D.C., will have plenty of options again. He said he has already fielded interest from Virginia, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Georgetown, Michigan, Villanova, Wake Forest, DePaul and others.
Wright said NC State will also be a school he considers but the Wolfpack is in the same boat as the rest of the schools.
"They will have to recruit me just like everyone else," he said.
With Sendek moving across the country, Wright said he does not have Arizona State on his short list though.
"I understand college basketball is a business and I actually think it was a good move for him," Wright said. "The fans weren't treating him too well and I knew he had to do what was best for him. I'm sure he got paid a little more money.
"I don't think I'll be going with him though. I don't even know where Tempe, Arizona is. It's just too far from home. I wish him well out there."
Wright kicks off the AAU season this weekend with his Boo Williams Summer League team. Wright played a large part in his team's championship at the same tournament.