Top 50 guard from Texas high on Cards

Texas women's basketball standout Imani Wright has one more official visit to make and then she could be making a decision on what college she'll attend. Does Louisville have a shot with the No. 31 player in the country?

Imani Wright, considered one of the top 50 women's college basketball prospects in the Class of 2013, made her official visit to Louisville last month.

Wright has also been on an official to Arkansas and has been to the Baylor campus several times. She'll make her final official visit to Kentucky for Big Blue Madness next weekend and then she'll perhaps make a decision.

"She'll sign early," her coach Robert Cochran, said. "After she makes her final visit, she'll sit down and make a decision. I know she really likes coach (Jeff) Walz and his entire staff. They have done a great job in the recruiting."

The 5-foot-11 Wright ranks as the No. 31 player overall in the class and is the No. 7 shooting guard. She's set to start her fourth consecutive season for Liberty Eylau High School in Hooks, Tx.

Wright helped lead her team to a state title as a freshman and has been named All-State each of the past two seasons.

"She's a phenomenal player," Cochran said. "And I know you hear this all the time, but she's an even better person. She comes from a tremendous family and is just such a great all-around kid."

U of L has been in on Wright for a while now.

The Cardinals sent assistant coach Cameron Newbauer down to check in on Wright on Friday. Cochran said Wright "really likes the staff."

"One thing that she has expressed to me is that she loves how the players interact off the court and she loved the campus," Cochran said. "I think she also appreciates how blunt and straightforward (Walz) has been in the recruiting process.

"I'm that way and I don't think people understand how much she appreciates that. Louisville is at the top of her list. She likes them a lot."


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