Wright Is Off The Board

Cashmere Wright, of Savannah (Ga.) Urban Christian Academy, made his decision earlier in the week and today he announced it. The 6-foot lead man will take his game to the Big East.

At the beginning of July, Cashmere Wright backed out of his commitment to Clemson. After listening to pitches from other schools for over a month, Wright announced for Cincinnati on Thursday.

"I think it fits me better," Wright said. "Me and my parents think that I can play right away when I get there. I feel like I can really help that team. It's a young team, so all of us are around the same age and I think we can grow together.

Wright had a connection with Associate Head Coach Larry Davis and that sparked the interest. This past weekend Wright made a trip to Cincinnati and got a good feel for the players, coaches and facilities.

"I like the facility and everything. My uncle stays about 45 minutes away and he was telling me a lot of good things about it. I love the coaching staff and the academics that they have."

Playing time also played a major role in the decision. Wright, who picked the Bearcats over Tennessee and Clemson, said he thinks he can slide in right away and contribute at the point guard spot.

"I think I'm going to be their only true point guard on the roster. It's a good opportunity."

Wright is ranked No. 23 on Scout.com's point guard list.

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