Wright Still Gathering Information

Homewood-Flossmoor standout Julian Wright is one of the most talked about prospects in the country. This weekend he's taking his third official visit.

This interview was conducted prior to Wright's in-home visit with Kansas.

Julian Wright, the 6-foot-8 No. 5 prospect in America, has everyone's attention. From a flirtation with Kansas to official visits to Arizona, Illinois and DePaul, he's a national headliner these days.

After two official visits, Wright is still gathering info and finding it tough to differentiate between the schools.

"So far, in a good way it's making it harder for me," Wright said. "But, I really liked both of the visits. It'll be a tough decision."

The point forward said that, at this point, he's not ready to say which visit – Arizona or Illinois – was better. "I liked both of them. They were both different and I could see myself at both of the universities so far."

DePaul, the local school, hosts Wright this weekend and has some ground to make up. Sources told TheInsidersHoops.com that Illinois made up ground during its official visit and Arizona remains in good shape. Now, it'll be DePaul's turn to pitch the hometown hero angle.

"Some people have one school to beat but I like all three of the schools," Wright said. "The three schools that I have I really like all three. It's hard. That'll be the hardest part; weighing your options and being patient about it."

Helping Wright throughout the process has been his mother. "Her influence will be information that she gathers, really just the facts. She gives me more or less the facts. She tells me to take all the information [into account]."

As for Kansas, Wright said he's not ruling anything out. "I'm keeping my options open. I'm looking at the situation and it'll just give me a confirmation about some other schools. We haven't talked about a visit because we've only talked about this home visit."

One of the issues that Wright will take into account is how schools plan on using him. At USA Basketball, he was miscast in the role of power forward and he won't be eager to play that spot anytime soon. He's a big guy who needs the ball in his hands on the perimeter.

"I think that personally that I could mix it up a little bit. I'd be like a jack of all trades kind of guy. I'll do my damage on the perimeter. I think my perimeter skills will get better in college and that's what my strengths will be. I don't think I could hold up for a whole season mixing it up inside too much. But, I want to be flexible offensively and defensively."


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