BuffStampede.com can confirm a report that former Missouri guard Namon Wright has decided he will transfer to Colorado after also looking at Oregon and UNLV. Pat Rooney of the Boulder Daily Camera was the first to report Wright's decision.
A source told BuffStampede.com that Wright “brings a lot to the program, including immediate experience and production.” Wright is expected to play multiple positions for the Buffaloes. He will help replace Derrick White, Josh Fortune and Xavier Johnson, who are all entering their final season at Colorado.
Wright has to sit out the 2016-17 season due to transfer rules but he still has his redshirt intact, so he will use that and have two years of eligibility remaining to compete with the Buffaloes during the 2017-18 and 2018-2019 seasons.
Wright played more than 1,400 minutes as a freshman and sophomore at Missouri. He averaged 9.6 points and a team-leading 5.2 rebounds in a team high 26.5 minutes per game during the 2015-16 season.
Wright was a four-star recruit, ranked No. 73 nationally, coming out of Los Angeles (Calif.) Pacific Hills School with the Class of 2014.
A Missouri beat writer previously told BuffStampede.com that when Wright “is on, he is capable of being a deadly shooter. … For a stretch late in his freshman season, Namon looked like a guy that was going to score 20 a game, but he was never consistent in two seasons at Missouri. A change of scenery could be a very good thing for him because it just never really seemed to come together in Columbia on a regular basis.”
BuffStampede.com has made many attempts to get Wright on the phone for comment, however to this point, he has been unavailable.