Bearcats Lock Down Bright

Roy Bright didn't need to come home in order to make his decision. During his campus visit to Cincinnati, Bright ended his recruitment.

The Cincinnati Bearcats locked up's No. 32 prospect in the country on Saturday night. During Roy Bright's official visit with the Bearcats, the standout small forward from Mount Zion committed to Bob Huggins' program.

"To be honest, since the 8th grade we've watched Huggins coach," David Smith, Bright's legal guardian said. "There was a time when Cincinnati wasn't recruiting him but that was his first choice."

Bright had been getting recruited hard by Iowa State, Miami and Tennessee. Not long ago, the Bearcats made the decision to pursue him hard and wasted little time in getting it done.

"After practice, Roy was sold and I was sold," Smith said. "He works the kids hard but after practice he cares about the kids."

Smith thinks that Huggins and the staff give Bright an excellent chance to continue his career after college. "He can't help but get better there."

Bright began his high school career at Northern Durham where he routinely scored over 30 points a game his first two seasons. He played half the year at Northern last season and transferred to Mount Zion midway through and is a star for the Mighty Warriors this season.

Bright is a two-time all-star at the ABCD Camp and is the second highest-rated senior in the state of North Carolina. He's a big-time addition to the Bearcats recruiting efforts and a guy who will wind up playing multiple positions for Huggins.

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