Wright had solid summer; Cards will watch

Apollo High School guard Eli Wright, a member of the Class of 2016, finished his solid summer with 15 scholarship offers and serious interest from the University of Louisville staff. Cardinal Authority has the latest on Wright.

Owensboro Apollo junior Eli Wright finished his summer with a bang, playing well at the AAU Super Showcase in Louisville for Hoop Dreams.

The 6-foot-4 Wright, considered a top shooting guard in the Class of 2016, played two of the games at Super Showcase in front of University of Louisville coach Rick Pitino.

"He said he likes my game," Wright said. "They haven't offered but they said they will keep watching me and you never know."

Wright has 15 offers at this point, noting Pitino or a U of L staff member had been to six or eight games this summer.

While the Cardinals continue to evaluate, Wright has a ton of interest from others. He said the calls have been coming fast and furious.

Wright already has offers from Oklahoma State, Purdue, Mississippi State, Indiana, UAB, Northern Kentucky, Western Kentucky, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Middle Tennessee, Wake Forest, Murray State, Wright State and Kansas State and he's hearing from "a lot of others."

"It's been fun," he said. "It's been a good July. I just wanted to show what I could do and what our team could do and I think I did that. I had a whole lot of fun."

Now that July is over, Wright said he'll get back into the gym to hone his skills even more and try to add a little weight to his frame. He has two more years at Apollo.

"Being consistent on my three-point shot is what I need to improve on the most," Wright said. "And my right hand also needs to get better. There's plenty of work to do."


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