Is ISU's Future a Bright One?

Programs from the Big 12, SEC and ACC have emerged as serious contenders for the services of four-star recruit Roy Bright. And the 6-foot-6, 195-pound swingman indicates Iowa State, Tennessee and North Carolina State have something going for them.

Roy Bright, a senior teammate of fellow Cyclone recruit Tasheed Carr at Mount Zion Christian Academy in Durham, North Carolina, has already scheduled official visits to Tennessee (Aug. 29-30) and Iowa State (Sept. 12-13), with one pending to N.C. State next month. He's also receiving interest from Connecticut, Charlotte, DePaul, Clemson and LSU.

"Right now it's Iowa State, Tennessee and NC State," said Bright, who shined playing for the Michigan Mustangs this summer. "I don't have any favorites of those three yet. A couple of other schools have been calling, so I may take some more visits."

He also listed some of the positives about each of the three programs he's seriously considering.

"I have a good relationship with Coach Q. (Fred Quartlebaum) at Iowa State," Bright said. "Basketball-wise, I'll be able to play shooting guard and could be playing there long term. They lose Jake Sullivan, so that position will be wide open. I think it would be real good to play shooting guard at Iowa State.

"NC State doesn't really have anybody playing my position, because the guy up there is supposed to be leaving this year. I can play two or three positions for them. I would get the chance to play small forward at Tennessee."

Academics don't appear to be an issue with Bright, although he still has to take an SAT test in the near future. He's unsure whether he'll sign in the fall or spring periods.

"I'm not for sure and may try to wait," he said. "I'm going to be taking the SAT sometime soon."

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