Super sophomore Brandon Wright of Brentwood (Tenn.)Academy continues to expand his game while the colleges watch. When RivalsHoops.com watched the 6-foot-9, 190-pound combo forward play the other night, members of the Indiana staff were watching him as well.
Although making a very strong push for Wright, Indiana is not the only school coveting the multi-skilled Wright.
“No one has offered him to my knowledge, but they are all recruiting him like a offer is there,” said Coach Pitts. “Head coaches from Indiana, Tennessee, Michigan, Alabama, and Vanderbilt have been in to see him. Duke and North Carolina have been talking to me but have not visited yet. He has only gotten a questionnaire from Kentucky.”
Wright finished the night with 22 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 blocked shots in leading undefeated Brentwood Academy to a victory over Martin Luther King High School.
He made at least twenty plays of some sort above the rim, with at least five of those around the top of the square. Twice after blocking shots, Wright took the ball coast to coast with multiple changes of direction, including a between-the-legs move. He made several no-look passes, and late in the game he ran the point against Martin Luther King’s man-to-man press.
It is quite conceivable that Wright will be able to play, and play very well, all five positions at the high major level.
“He is playing consistent, scoring, rebounding, and blocking shots,” said his coach George Pitts. “I still think he can play better. I think he can push the ball more on his rebounds. He has the green light to take it up the court, and he will start doing more once he gets more comfortable. He could also do a little better job getting offensive rebounds. He is not crazy about contact yet, but he has put on 15 pounds. He will get more physical as he gets stronger.”