The Wright Stuff

It was a spring and summer to remember for Chris Wright. The senior point guard came out of the gates on a tear, but was sidetracked - and sidelined - with mono during May. Wright came back for July, but wasn't the same player - for good reason.

Chris Wright hears it just about every day.

``When are you going to commit to Georgetown?" they ask. "Have you committed to Georgetown yet?" The St. John's (D.C.) senior guard hasn't make it official just yet, but he's certainly leaning that way.

``They are the leader, but I want to take a couple of visits," Wright said.

Wright has endured arguably the biggest roller-coaster ride of anyone this past spring and summer. He started out in April playing the best basketball of his life, dominating while playing with Boo Williams and earning praise as one of the top backcourt players in the country.

``When I got back, I was tired all the time," Wright said. "My tutor noticed that I kept falling asleep and usually I'm intuitive. She knew something was wrong and it kept getting worse."

``One day I got on the court and I could barely shoot," he added.

Shortly thereafter, Wright went to the doctor and was later diagnosed with mononucleosis.

Wright's weight went from 195 pounds to 175 – and his game took a hit as well.

``I wasn't ready at all," Wright admitted. "Physically I wasn't really capable."

Wright went to the tryouts for the under-18 national team, but he didn't make the squad.

``I didn't start noticing it until the second session of the second day," Wright said. "Then it really started to wear on me. But how can you pass on going to the USA?"

Now Wright is nearly all the way back to his normal playing weight and while he didn't perform as well this past month and he did in the spring, he's still a hot commodity – evident by DePaul, N.C. State, Pittsburgh, Wake Forest, Clemson and Miami all calling him in the last day or two.

``There are rumors (about me committing), but I don't remember saying anything," Wright said. "We'll see what happens. I know I want to take a couple visits. I want to definitely visit Wake Forest."


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