Wright Makes National Headlines

Dorell Wright deserves to be mentioned with the top perimeter players in the country. The question is, just what class is he?

Wright Stuff Shown In Houston

We had no idea.

The country might not have had an idea.

We know now.

Folks, Dorell Wright, a current senior at Lawndale (CA) Leuzinger High, is big time. He's not going to be playing college basketball next season, but here's to hoping one day he can lace them up.

Wright is not going to qualify and that's a shame. He's athletic, talented, can rebound and score and finishes with flair. The guy has an offensive package and by all accounts he's just scratching the surface.

We saw him play once, last Saturday against the South Florida Heat, and that's all it took to figure out how good he was. (see accompanying shot chart).

Wright told us that he's searching for a prep school next season to do a post-graduate year. Last Saturday, Florida's Billy Donovan took a gander at him and we think the UF coach fell in love.

After the game, Wright rattled off a list of schools that included Iowa, Southern Cal, Florida and Connecticut. He'll have a chance to play for each, provided he gets his academics in order.

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