"At the last minute, the day before the press conference, Roy came in and said that he wasn't sure," David Smith, Bright's legal guardian said.
"Everybody assumed [he would commit to Iowa State] but somehow or another someone forget to tell me and Roy that. Tennessee was always in the running as much that I thought because the distance is always a question."
And it was the distance the caused Bright to pull back on the Cyclones. ISU assistant Fred Quartlebaum had done a terrific job of positioning himself with the small forward. However, the total mileage between Durham and Ames was a problem.
A good list right now might read Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Cincinnati, Miami and Iowa State.
No matter what the ultimate decision is, look for Bright to seek a program that is closer than Iowa State. That was the reason for the indecision last week and remains a major obstacle in the recruitment. Don't count out other schools getting involved.
This one has opened up and could take a while to sort out.