Champlin (Minn.) point guard McKinley Wright is taking the next step in his recruitment following the conclusion of the July evaluation period, where he got a better feel for the schools most interested in his services.
The 6-foot, 180-pound Wright, who is ranked as the 28th-best point guard in the 2017 class, including the third-best in the Midwest, narrowed his list of suitors to five Saturday. Barring any unexpected changes, Wright will choose from Minnesota, Iowa State, Dayton, Xavier and Memphis when he makes his decision.
Wright told AllCyclones.com he is currently working to set up visits to Iowa State, Dayton and Xavier in the coming weeks and hopes to make a decision early this fall, potentially in mid-to-late September. In this calendar year, Wright has already visited Minnesota, Iowa State and Dayton on unofficial trips.
Iowa State has prioritized Wright in the 2017 class to replace senior point guard Monte Morris, who will graduate following the 2016-17 season. The Cyclones had a coach at every D1 Minnesota game during the three July evaluation periods as assistant Neill Berry or head coach Steve Prohm took in the action in each instance. That was a consistent theme among all five of Wright's Top-5 schools.