Wright explained the speedbumps on the road from playing high school ball in Canada to getting cleared by the NCAA. "It's a little different in Canada," explained Wright. "You have to have 16 academic courses. We have general courses and academic courses. Everyone starts out taking general courses. By the time I found out I need 16 academic courses, it was too late. I loaded up my last year and a half, but I finished with just 14."
Salt Lake is a great fit for D.J. Wright for now. "Ilove it here," he said. "Coach Rupp recommended it and it is really a great fit."
Louisiana Tech signee Juevol Myles is experiencing a similar to that of Wright. "Juevol is going through the same thing," said Wright. "He is in the process of getting cleared by the NCAA right now."
Myles is hoping to get cleared in time to join the Bulldogs for this season. Myles and Wright both played high school basketball in Canada. Their former teammates at Grassroots Canada, Olu Ashaolu and Kadeem Coleby, both went to high school at Christian Life Academy in Houston, TX.