NBA Camp: Ryan Wright

<b>RICHMOND, Va. –</b> At last week's NBA Camp, caught up with Ryan Wright, the highest-rated prospect in Canada this year. Wright chatted about his game, his recruitment and what's in store next month.

Thankfully, some new names are starting to emerge in regards to the Class of 2005. One young man, 6-foot-8 Ryan Wright, made a very positive impression on at the recent NBA Players Association Camp.

Wright, a power forward out of Mississauga (Ont.) Loyola Catholic, will move into our national Top 75 by the end of the week. This Canadian born standout has the tools to be a high-level Division I player. He viewed the NBA Camp as a stepping stone.

"For every one talented guy we have in Canada [the United States] has 100 so the talent level drops off quick in Canada," Wright said.

"When I came in [to NBA Camp] I was looking for a comfort level. I didn't know anyone. [Late in camp] I'm talking to my players."

And making an impression on those in the stands.

Some of his strengths are his rebounding, mid-range game and ability to score at the basket. He'll work on extending his range this summer and his face up moves. You might even find him on the Canadian National Team next year.

American colleges are starting to get all over him. Pittsburgh, Wisconsin, Michigan, Memphis and Illinois have already been to see him north of the border. He likes Michigan State and Georgia Tech a lot as well. With the lack of depth at the power forward slot in the States, you can bet that high-majors will jump on him quickly in July.

"[Colleges] told me that they're waiting for me to commit to them," Wright said of the standard lines he hears from schools. "All those teams explained to me what role I'll play for their team."

Now, it's time for the schools to step up and put forth the scholarship offers.

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