The Dayton Flyers got tremendous news on Tuesday evening. Their top priority all summer at the point guard position was McKinley Wright. Now Wright has announced that he will make his college home in the Atlantic 10 playing for Archie Miller and the Flyers.
At 5-foot-11, Wright is one of the toughest kids at the point guard position in the country. Running with D1 Minnesota, Wright was the quarterback of one of the most talented teams in the country.
Throughout the spring and summer Wright picked up offers from schools such as Dayton, Minnesota, Xavier, and Memphis along with many others, but in the end the Flyers won out.
Wright visited Dayton over the weekend, and combined with other commitments, the visit sealed the deal for the Flyers. Dayton is going to need to replace long time starter Scoochie Smith following this season, and now Wright will have the opportunity to come in right away and either start or play a huge role.
Look for the Flyers to have one of the best recruiting classes in the Atlantic 10. The three prospects already in the fold give Dayton a lot of firepower, and the backcourt duo of Davis and Wright specifically could be the best coming into the league.
Dayton is looking to add at least one more, and possibly two more players into the class.
Miller and his staff are now looking to focus on the wing position and continue to add some athleticism and toughness, following a year in which Dayton will need to replace four-starters.