The Wright Time To Decide

One of the most anticipated announcements of the year is over and done with. On Wednesday, Mike Davis got the call from his shooting guard prospect and another piece of what could be a monster recruiting class fell into place for the Hoosiers.

Wright Picks Indiana

The Colony (TX) High shooting guard Bracey Wright wasn't trying to fool anyone about his college choice. For weeks, make that nearly two months, the recruiting world pretty much assumed that Wright would one day offer a commitment to IU. On Wednesday, he made it official.

When reached at his home this evening at about 6:30 p.m. ET, Wright has this to say: "It happened about 30 minutes ago. [Coach Davis] gave a big sigh of relief. He told me he was real happy."

Wright joins Marshall Strickland, as the two will form a formidable backcourt of the future in Bloomington. Next up on the Indiana hitlist is hometown big man Sean May. "I think he knows just the same as I did. I know that's where we are going to end up," Wright said of May.

Wright didn't hide his affection for the Hoosiers at major events this year. On more than one occasion, he was spotted decked out in IU garb and you knew the connection was strong. "I've known it for about a month and a half now; two months now," Wright said. "After the Memorial Day Classic, I visited with a lot of people up there and it felt like it was a second home to me. The staff and all the players and just the atmosphere of basketball was great. I knew I fit in perfect."

While Wright ranks as one of the expert marksmen in the class, there's a quality about him that rarely gets mentioned but might be his most important characteristic. Having spent the last three years watching Wright it's become apparent that not only is he a great player, but he's a leader. Opponents respect him. Off the court, they are drawn to him. He's one of the most popular players on the AAU circuit among his peers. In the Class of 2002, he's easily one of the most respected players in the bunch and that speaks volumes for the kind of career he's about to embark on.

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