Brandan Wright makes it look easy on the hardwood, and his team does as well. The Brentwood Academy Eagles out of Brentwood Tennessee recently won their 3rd straight State Championship, and Wright led the charge averaging 21 points and 11 rebounds to go along with five blocks per game.
Wright who logged five double-doubles as a junior describes his skills.
"I'm a long and athletic guy who can do a lot of things. Overall, I'm a fairly consistent player," said Wright.
Much like the top seeds in this year's NCAA tournament, Wright's current list of schools has heavy ACC representation. The 6'9" power forward includes North Carolina, Duke, Wake Forest, and Georgia Tech among his favorites. Kansas and Kentucky are players as well, and Wright has indicated he has no leader at this time among the top tier.
Like most of the best high school players in the country, Wright thinks highly of Jayhawk head man Bill Self.
"He's a great guy. He's well liked by his players and the fans which says a lot," said Wright.
Wright also talked up the program itself at Kansas.
"It's elite, that's for sure. It's definitely up there with all of the other great schools. Every year it seems like they're going to the Final 4 or the Elite 8. They have NBA caliber players every year, overall it's a great program," said Wright.
One of the top players from the 2006 class believes North Carolina is doing the best job of keeping in contact as of right now. "I hear from the UNC coaches a lot, but Kansas has done a good job and are up there too."
Wright is impressed with the offensive system in place at North Carolina.
"They're fun to watch. That's how I'd like to play, get out in the open court make plays and have some fun," added Wright.
Duke is another appealing option for Wright who respects what Coach Krzyzewski has done with his club this year despite some question marks heading into the season.
"A great team, and Coach K is doing a great job, said Wright. They're kind of shorthanded, but the players they have on the floor are very talented. They can still make a run at the national title."
Wright is enjoying some rare downtime, but the Brentwood native will hit the AAU circuit soon. In fact, his summer team the Murfreesboro Stars plan on getting together for an informal tourney next week.