Albany City Rocks is surprising some on the EYBL so far, and a huge reason for that is the play of four-star forward Hameir Wright. The 6-foot-8 forward is off to a terrific start, and was a vital cog in a big Saturday win for City Rocks.
About the spring so far, Wright said, “We are playing really well as a team. We are gelling as a team and it is showing on the court. Individually I am shooting the ball better and being more of a perimeter player, while also refining my post game.”
Coaches from all over have been in to see Wright and tracking him.
When asked who is hearing from the most, Wright said, “Villanova, Maryland, Providence, Miami, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Syracuse just offered during the week, and a bunch of other schools.”
The most recent offer for Wright came from Syracuse, and that was a big offer for the upstate New York native.
“It was fun to get that offer,” said Wright. “They are right in my backyard, so it was good to get the offer from them.”
Maybe the school that has been on Wright the strongest is Villanova. The national champs have been a presence at his games, and Wright had a chance to see the Wildcats get one of their biggest wins of the regular season.
“I went to the Villanova game against Xavier on New Year’s Eve,” said Wright. “It was a good visit and a great atmosphere. I love it there and their coaches are recruiting me really hard.”
Another school that has been recruiting Wright for a while is Maryland.
About the Terps, Wright said, “I have a great relationship with them. Coach (Cliff) Warren and Coach (Mark) Turgeon are great guys and they are showing me a lot of love.”
For now there is on specific timetable for a commitment from Wright, but he does know what he will be looking for in a school.
“I am looking for somewhere that I can make an impact on the program right away and is just a good fit,” explained Wright.