Duke Getting Involved With Top Sophomore

With an already impressive haul in the current junior class, the Blue Devils have begun scouting out the crop of sophomores in 2006. One of the highest rated and most coveted of those hails from Brentwood, TN and is all of a sudden getting a lot of interest from Duke and other powerhouses.

"Duke's really been calling my coach lately," says 6-foot-9, 205 pound Brentwood Academy standout Brandon Wright. "I'm also hearing from Kentucky, North Carolina, Indiana, Louisville, Memphis, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Alabama, and Michigan."

Of those ten schools, four have already been spotted in the stands of Brentwood Academy's most recent games including Louisville's Rick Pitino who has already gotten Wright on campus for an unofficial visit.

When asked for analysis on Wright, TheDevilsDen.com's Clint Jackson says:

"He comes from David Harrison's old high school, but could evolve into a better and certainly more rounded player than Harrison. Dave Telep compares him to Chris Bosh in terms of his body, and he's already a big time athlete and shot blocker."

The comparison to Harrison is something that Wright isn't phased by despite the current Colorado big man's prep accomplishments.

"No disrespect to him, but he was post oriented," Wright told Telep. "If I get triple-teamed I can step out. Really, there's no pressure following him. I think I can surpass what he did."

Indeed he's already on the path toward his goal of surpassing Harrison's accomplishments -- Harrison took Brentwood to the state finals. Last year, as a freshman, Wright delivered the first state championship in the history of the school and was the MVP of the tournament.

Over the summer he spent time making noise on the national circuit as one of the top underclassmen in the country with a solid performance in Indianapolis at the Nike All-American Camp.

So far this season he's scoring 25 points, while pulling down double figure rebounds, and blocking an average of five shots per game.

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