Chris Wright: Past Trials and Future Plans

Chris Wright has recently had some downtime since being cut from the 2006 USA Basketball U-18 trials and skipping the NBA Players Association camp. So the Washington DC point guard had some time to chat with WeAreDePaul.com's Dan Stack about his recruitment and plans for the summer.

Chris Wright is looking to move on and is not upset after being excluded from the USA Basketball U-18 team. "It happens," said Wright. "You know you got to (try). Things happen for a reason. But, you just learn from it, you try to improve on it. I wish the best of luck to all the guys. They deserved it. Everybody who made it, they did very well. So they deserve to be there," Wright said graciously.

While at the U-18 trials, Wright got to chat with DePaul Blue Demons head coach Jerry Wainwright, who is assisting USA Basketball U-18 head coach Lorenzo Romar on the team. DePaul is involved in the recruitment of the 6-1 point guard from DC, so naturally conversations took place. "I talked to him (Wainwright) a few times," Wright remarked. "Not too much about recruiting, just about little things. Like what you do on the court and stuff like that."

However Wright said he is taking his time and nothing is too new in regards to his recruitment. "To be honest, I really haven't been focused on it too much. I am just trying to get back to full strength with my health," Wright said.

Wright does still hold Georgetown in high regard, but any school has a chance he says. "You know, they (Georgetown) are going to be there," Wright discussed. "They are still my leader, but things can change. And you never know what happens."

Chris Wright is ranked 17th amongst the Scout.com Class of 2007 prospects. Besides DePaul and Georgetown, Wright has a lengthy list of suitors including Clemson, Georgia Tech, Miami, Villanova, Virginia and Wake Forest. Chris will look to narrow his list and schedule official visits after the July evaluation period.

Wright plans to be at Nike camp in early July and is eager to get back playing hoops. "(I want to) keep improving. I'm not really into proving anything," Wright said.

Chris is humble and just wants to get back into action. "(I) just (want to) go out and play every game, play hard. Just do things to get better," Wright admitted.

Regardless of how Wright does during the summer, he has established himself as one of the elite point guards in the nation. DePaul would be lucky to have him. Or any school for that matter.

Stay tuned to WeAreDePaul.com for the latest updates on Chris Wright and other DePaul prospects.

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