When the contact period for 2016 period opened on June 15, Indiana coach Tom Crean was the first to call Kentucky guard Eli Wright. Crean wanted Wright to know of his interest, and that he wanted to get him on campus soon.
Crean's call meant a lot to Wright, and just nine days after the contact period opened, Wright will be on campus for an unofficial visit Tuesday. The news was first reported by Alex Bozich of Inside The Hall.
Wright is not yet ranked by Scout.com, but he is the nation's 36th-best player, according to Future150.com. In that list, Wright ranks ahead of Rawle Alkins, a guard from Brooklyn that Indiana offered on June 15.
Wright, a 6-foot-4, 180-pound guard, has also taken two unofficial visits to Louisville. He lives in Owensboro, Kentucky.
"It's been recent contact with Indiana," Wright told AllHoosiers.com. "Coach Crean said that on my unofficial visit coming up he wants to watch me to watch his guys play 5-on-5 and then play with them."
It's early, but Wright said Crean calling him first when the contact period opened meant a lot to him.
"My interest level in them is very high," Wright said. "It's a great program."