Saginaw Guard Listening To Pitches

Mid-major or high-major? Larry Wright is going to have that choice this spring. The Saginaw guard is appealing because of his stroke and schools are taking notice.

Larry Wright was one of those known commodities who opted to let the early signing period pass right on by. The 6-foot-2 shooting guard out of Saginaw (Mich.) High could have penned a letter of intent early as San Diego State, St. Bonaventure, Ball State, Toledo, Wichita State and Youngstown State were on him. Instead, he waited. S

"I didn't really plan anything," Wright said. "I just decided to make my decision at the end of my season. I had an injury (dislocated shoulder) during the AAU season. I wanted to see what other schools got involved."

Wright, who averaged 18 points a game as a junior, is in the process of showing what he can do. He dropped 26 in a pre-Christmas game against Detroit Pershing. He's also trying to play another position.

"I played a little point this year, last year I didn't at all," Wright said. He would like to add that element to his game but will have to work on the instinctive part of playing point on the collegiate level. That's a tough transition. "It depends on my work ethic," Wright said. "If I work is should be alright."

The guard indicated that St. John's is on him the hardest right now. The Red Storm head coach was recently out to see him in action. George Washington is also giving chase.

"Everybody is about even right now," Wright said. The Red Storm and Colonials have requested he visit their campuses.

Wright isn't married to a certain level. Mid or high-major, wherever he goes the school needs to offer one thing: playing time.

"I want to go where I can get the most playing time. That's not really a question."

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