Wright, who was at one time a Ohio State commit, drew heavy interest from high major programs and had a number of Big Ten and Big East coaches trailing him throughout the evaluation periods.
On Sunday, Wright, a standout at Cleveland (Ohio) Benedictine, ended the recruiting process by verbally committing to Jamie Dixon and his staff at Pittsburgh.
"I had a good feeling about them, and getting down there with my family and a couple of my coaches to see the campus for myself, was unbelievable," Wright, who visited Pitt on Saturday, told Scout.com.
"It's only an hour and 45 minutes away and that was a big plus," he continued. "Just hearing the coaches discuss with me how they wanted me and they needed me. That really made me feel good and you can't go wrong with Pitt at all."
Among the schools that jumped into his recruitment were Wisconsin, Cleveland State, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Florida, UCLA, Indiana, and Michigan State. But according to his high school coach he had things a little more narrowed down.
"It was basically between Wisconsin, Pitt and Cleveland State," Benedictine coach Rob Stricula said. "…when he walked out of Pitt everything was right. He had the right vibe. In all the visits we went on he had a poker face. After yesterday it was the first time I've seen him excited."
"All of them are great people and great guys," Wright said about the Pittsburgh staff. "I had a really good feeling about them. They were all honest and that's what I was looking for. They all seemed to be real and that's what me and my family was looking for."
Wright, who averaged just over 20 points and seven rebounds per game as a junior, joins four-star point guard Isaiah Epps to make up the Panthers current 2010 recruiting class.