Two standing out for Wright

Junior guard Eli Wright is reeling in high-majo interest and scholarship offers. What two schools are sitting at the top of his list?

Eli Wright began grabbing the attention of college coaches in the spring. As the summer wore on – playing with Hoop Dreams – attention continued to pick up for the wing out of Owensboro (Ky.) Apollo.

What stuck out about Wright’s game? The 6-foot-4 guard impressed coaches with his ability to slash to the basket and make plays.

“Attacking the basket,” he responded when asked to describe his game. “When I’m feeling good I attack the basket and get everyone involved. I don’t like being selfish. I get everyone involved in the game and just attack.”

What’s the next step in his development?

“I really need to work on my [defense] because offense comes through [defense],” Wright said. “I need to work on that a lot. Just getting in people and playing 100-percent through the whole game.”

At this stage, Wright claims scholarship offers from Oklahoma State. Indiana, Purdue, Virginia Tech, Clemson, Alabama, Tennessee, Wake Forest, Western Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Wright State and Murray State.

Wright also has interest from Ohio State, Missouri, Louisville, Maryland, Auburn, Miami, North Carolina State, Illinois and Michigan State.

“Indiana and Oklahoma State are the two biggest ones on me right now,” Wright said.

“Coach Tom Crean is a great guy,” he said about Indiana. “I went down there. You can tell he pushes his players.”

“Travis Ford is down there and their facilities are crazy,” Wright added about Oklahoma State. “It’s nice. I hung with the players. They are good people. Those are the type of people I want to be around.”

To go with visits to Indiana and Oklahoma State, Wright has also visited Alabama and Clemson. He said he's planning to visit Virginia Tech in the near future.

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